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FORD MONDEO Estate 2000‑2007
114 owner reviews for FORD MONDEO Estate 2000‑2007
Great practical car - but don't expect to turn any heads
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 LX 5dr (Review date: 22nd May '13)
I bought my Mondeo diesel estate at two years old and 60,000 miles. Five and a half years later it is about to turn 100,000 miles and is running as well as the day I bought it. It is comfortable, very practical (enormous load area) and handles well. Ultimately the performance is pretty leisurely but the engine has loads of low-speed torque. Come to a steep hill and it just keeps going, no fuss, no gear changes, all the way to the top, even fully loaded. I get about 50 mpg on the motorway which I think is good for the size of car. Around town is a bit thirsty, but that isn't what the car is designed for. Mine is the basic LX model so no frills in terms of trim or equipment. However, it does have cruise control and a heated windscreen, which are both great.
Issues? Not much really. It takes ages to warm up, especially in the winter. The engine doesn't seem to mind, but the heater takes a long time to get going. I use fuel system cleaner every 10,000 miles and find it improves the tick-over.
Of course a base model diesel Mondeo estate is never going to turn any heads, but if you can live with that, it's a fabulous car.
Day to day every day car
FORD MONDEO 2.0TD LX 5dr (Review date: 29th April '13)
Bought car with 109.000 miles, (51plate) in auction. had it for 3.5years and still using it. Now 175.000 on clock. It is good value for money. It will be able to move house furniture, fridges washing machine with no trouble. Never let me down in this time . Been using it prety much 7 days a week.
In the mean time had to change front spring, shock absorbers, break pads, discks and exhaust. I been servicing car my self every 6k,( oil filter, air filter) Then two diesel filters and one polen cabin filter as car was getting condensate on windows when i bought it. Have changed two sets of drive belts for water pump and a/c.
Engine runs smooth as it was when I bought it. Only thing to mension that this particular engine TDDI starts with a blue whitish smoke and it idles for no longer then 1 min and then its all ok. Or if you start driving as you start the engine you dont even notice it.
Mine car have been in accident before I bought it, so had a bit of result in wheel geometry which caused tyres to be used quicker than it should. And that couldnt been ajusted any better.
Only my cons are that car got slight nock somwhere in front suspention and ford dealers cant identify it straight away. So if it bothers you it might be expencive to eliminate all posibilities.
I had my steering wheel slightly sticking, what I dint fixed as it hasn't been noticed on MOT's. And if you drive in town you dont noce it. Only if you staying still with engine running and trying to get your steering sraight in midle.
Insurance and tax are very good for the size of the car Â£175 12months. Fuel economy 39 to 43mpg.
Handling is very responsive and smooth, car feels heavy if driving slow but if you put foot down car will change behavior straigt away.
Ford all the way!
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Ghia X 5dr  (Review date: 6th April '13)
This is my 7th car since passing my test in 1994 and my 2nd Mondeo estate. I had a 2litre petrol 1999 Mondeo Ghia as a work car for 6 years until 2010 and it never let me down - not once! I used it all day everyday and it was only off the road due to numpties hitting me and damaging it!
Last year I bought a 2005 diesel Ghia X. My first ever diesel and I love it!
The good points: it's huge and has loads of leg room even when fully loaded. Even the glove box is the biggest I've ever seen on a car. The build quality is fantastic, every button and dial oozes quality - even the carpets are nice. Has electric everything! My dog loves the room in the boot (or on the backseat, sshh ;-)
The bad points: the clock is analogue not digital! Much quicker for a driver to take their eyes of the road to glance at an LED clock than an analogue one! It does smoke a bit but being my first diesel not sure how much is normal? Only other niggle is that it can take a few more seconds to start when it's warm - very odd! Even the mechanics can't fix it. But it's not a real problem.
Go for as high a spec as you can as you get everything you could want but lower specs come with loads more goodies than any other make of car.
All in all if you want a quality huge car with a touch of affordable luxury then get one asap.
st 22 dti a brill car
FORD MONDEO 2.2TDCi 155 ST 5dr (Review date: 9th December '12)
06 Mondeo Estate 2 Ltr Ghia Auto
FORD MONDEO 2.0 Ghia 5dr Auto (Review date: 18th April '12)
I bought the car a Ford Direct with 6K on the clock 5 years ago, it has taken us on many holidays with our 2 daughters a golden retriver, and my mum plus the lugage! It has also done UIni runs with all the lugage and pots and pans!! I have had one ongoing problem with brakes which must have Ford parts fitted. The fuel consumption is 23 MPG around town and 34 MPG loaded on runs and I find it 's performance smooth and fast enough for a family estate.
I have kept the car because it has been so good and this year I was looking for a replacement, I don't like the shape of the new Mondeo, I looked at the Audi and BMW range but for the cost of these cars there is no justification for changing as it only has 40K on the clock plus they don't have the ride or comfort that my Mondeo has.
To sum up I find the Mondeo Estate a good all-rounder and would recommend it.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TD Ghia X 5dr (Review date: 28th January '12)
My one was an estate.motorway 10 pound gives me 70 miles.If u like powerfull cars,this one is not.Need to be carefull with engine.Always service it in right time,diesel pump is very weak,you must change fuel filter every 10k otherwise will cost you 700 pound to change diesel pump.Glow plug light comes up,engine lose power,you have to restart engine every minute almost.Injectors are not good either.Mondeos should be sold with inflaters,i had to pump it every 3 days,its a common alloy problem on mondeos.ohh almost forgot,central lock work on his own way,if it does not want to open the passanger door for a few days,it wont,need to take the battery off.So many of these cars are on the road and people say,what a great car,just becouse they have not driven any others.Dont trust them,its not a good car,give you too much headache.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 Zetec 5dr Auto (Review date: 24th January '12)
We have the automatic version, which I love to drive as so simple & relaxing. Bought for the dog and daughter going off to uni So ideal for those purposes. Only prob no parking sensors & as such a long car it is good idea to fit them yourself. £15 eBay. Done 130,000 miles, seems to go fine but only had it 4 months. Long journeys diesel very economical whereas driving around town very expensive. All in all very happy with car so far, comfortable, drives well, looks nice, spacious so all good.
2003 mondeo estate
FORD MONDEO 2.0 LX 5dr (Review date: 24th January '12)
bought this car with 170k on clock.£900 . drives like a new car. was on lpg conversion most of its life. dont know if this has any effect on reliability of engine but had it 6month now & love driving it. maybe a little heavey on fuel consumption but its not let me down yet. drive a 60 mile return run once a week. fast & comfy.