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Ford Mondeo Hatchback 2010‑2014(17 reviews)
Don't be put off because it's a Mondeo. It's a very fine example.
EddieGS | 13th March '17
2 1/2 years ownership and 54000 miles and not a single problem. All I've had to do is service it and replace the tyres. The car drives superbly and is uber comfortable. I drive mainly on motorways with a few A roads and occasional B roads. Computer says I get 48 mpg but my own calculations are 54mpg and that's keeping to the speed limits. I'm upgrading this time to a different brand but to anyone that is thinking of buying this spec of Mondeo I say go for it. You won't be disappointed. Mine is the 163bhp version and is quite respectable. It is fully loaded with almost every toy you can think of or need.
Amazing practicality, but not much else.
PBirch | 2nd March '17
I bought this car as a more practical replacement to my BMW 3 series. After reading reviews and comparisons of cars i settled on the Mondeo as i believed it would be more suited to life with a new baby.
I have to admit, the practicality of the car is phenomenal. The boot seems limitless and there is a frankly unnecessary amount of space for drivers and passengers. the Isofix points for car seats are easily accessible (easier than my wife's Kia and the BMW previously) and overall feels very secure.
Unfortunately this is about the only good thing about the car. the 2 litre diesel engine doesn't seem to have enough power for a car of this size, and in the 18 months i've owned it i've had several reliability problems. I've also found the car not to be as economical as claimed on motorways (however it is great around town).
The overall feel of the car is quite cheap. Maybe i have been spoiled by moving from a BMW to a ford but, contrary to what i had read in several reviews, the Ford just doesn't compare.
As a cheap practical car I would recommend it. However if you want something more, you aren't going to find it here.
Best car I've EVER owned... by a LONG way!
Ged_W | 18th September '16
I've owned many cars over my 28 years of driving experience, and my Mondeo is by FAR the best car I have ever owned.
Fun to drive, powerful, practical and it looks fantastic too, especially in black with privacy glass :)
Go for the top spec Titanium X for lots of brilliant extras such as heated (and cooled!) seats, which keep you comfortable in all weathers.
A Really Good Solid Car
CADET23 | 14th July '16
Well, I bought my 160 bhp, 60 plate Mondeo just under three years ago with 85,000 miles on the clock. Since then, I’ve put on another 70,000. The verdict. Brilliant. It’s the first Ford I’ve owned and don’t think it will be my last. Apart bulbs, nothing has failed. I changed the brakes last year, their first change with 125,000 showing. The only problem I’ve had is starting last winter. I put it down to the cold, but after changing the battery, which was unnecessary, the problem still persisted. Eventually I added some diesel additive to the next tank and two days later, problem solved. Also, stopped using supermarket fuel and started using “V” max. Honestly, approx. 5 mpg better, much quieter, smoother and more responsive. Bags of room inside, the boot is huge. Really is a very nice car.
nice motor,lacking character
redandy599 | 17th March '16
had mine now for a month ,does everything well and is great to drive ,keep reading the fuel figures quoted and i can't get near them motorway work at 70 it can average 53mpg,maybe given time this will get better as the car is low mileage, but my old car a 2002 focus tdci could manage the same figures,looks great, pulls really well,comfortable,lots of gadgets and easy on the eye.i think they are a bargain bought used and would recommend,some may find them dull but practical cars can be like that,me i can't find enough excuses to drive it!
Great value for the money!
Johnny_B | 5th November '15
Perfect family car, great to drive. Huge boot and being a hatchback means even more practical things to do, like using it to carry the Mountain bike inside.
Also the Titanium X Business has all the extras I need except an in-built dash camera, but not many cars have this option.
Another advantage you can find only at Ford is the heated front-screen, very useful in cold days.
The only thing that I find disappointing is the 50 mpg average mileage because by the book it should be at least 62 mpg. And I drive 90% on the motorway!
ford mondeo titanium 60 plate 2.0 TDCI
VSTURBO | 19th April '15
Have before Ford Mondeo titanium mk4 2007. I been 3 owner with 160 000 on the clock. Use every day, in 2 years i done 30 000, without any money to spend. i'm driving even without service- never change oil, or any single bulb. I personally think Mondeo best family car. Even before this i have a lot cars, but compare to others, i found it very good car, solid build, pleasure to drive. Of course, Mondeo not merc s, comfort or not tesla on consumption, but it's a middle between cheap price, comfort drive, and not bad running cost. All gadgets like voice control, Ford convers+, good working all time, really handy. That's way after this mondeo, I purchase 2010 facelift model, with LED running lights, 18 inch alloys and push button start-stop. I like the way it looks, front, rear lights, new interior. Driving- I think the nearly the same as older one, fuel consumption 48+ mpg, road tax even cheaper-£130 a year. So if you think to buy Mondeo- I reckon GO FOR IT.
MrBee41 | 7th January '15
Bought an ex demo a year ago and 34000 miles later it hasn't put a foot wrong. Being the top of the model range with the 18" upgraded alloys and with privacy glass in the rear windows, it looks the part and since my last Ford, the build quality has moved on in leaps and bounds, there is much to shout about and it is easily up there with the German marques. There is acres of space within the cabin and the boot is enormous before the seats fold down, the only thing I've not managed to get into it is an 8'x4'sheet of plywood so no complaints really.
Servicing costs are cheap but because of the miles I do they come round too quickly (12,500 miles). On the plus side these only need a cambelt change once every 125k so they will be cheap to run for a good number of years.
On the motorway the car is sublime; I can do, and have regularly done 200 mile journeys in it non-stop, effortlessly, without feeling fatigued at the other end.
Heated/air conditioned seats are superb
Love the DAB radio
Privacy glass is a must have
What lets this car down are:
Fuel Economy. Not even close to the published data. Month in month out mine averages 45mpg at best.
Turning circle. Abysmal. This car is not MSCP friendly.
Exterior mirrors. Useless when wet or dirty. For anyone specifying new I strongly advise the blind spot indicator system. I haven't got it and have had a handful of near misses as, despite there being a blind spot divider within the mirror glass, a blind spot, as such, still exists.
On the whole, a great car which is cheap to run and can carry an enormous amount of kit within it without having to resort to roof boxes of trailers. A superb cruising car but not one to throw around on 'B' roads. I've heard these will do in excess of 200000 miles without effort so am hoping mine will do the same.
Where do they get the fuel consumption figures from?
Rocketnick10 | 15th October '14
I have had my Mondeo since new in January. I have done just over 11,000 miles. I love the car. I love the way it drives and the ride is fantastic. It has everything you could want in terms of extras. It has not missed a beat. I am however staggered to see that I should be seeing fuel consumption figure in the high 50's. I have done many long runs in the car and still after 10 months have never seen more than 44.6mpg. I know that is not bad but how do I have to drive to see 69mpg like they say is possible?
PhilG | 11th April '14
The handling of this mondeo is second to none and it has the power when required it may be a little bit thirsty when heavy footed but well worth the enjoyment. The boot space is enormous two golf bags and two trolleys no problem, even a ML350 struggles to match this boot. The satnav is very good and easy to use. The rear view camera is terrific but always wipe the lens before using in a morning for clarity.
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