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FORD MONDEO Hatchback 2000‑2007
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FORD MONDEO 2.2TDCi 155 ST 5dr (Review date: 19th February '11)
used for general travel agood everyday car very comfatable and a lot of car for the money loads of goodies as standard more than you would get as standard on bmw audi ect . i considder this car cheap to run insurance reasnable road tax £145 a year fuel econemy very good reagulary get between 48 to 50 to the gallon which works out 600miles to the tank equiverlant to £65 diesel every other week which i think is pretty good for a large saloon . this car is quick too so if you want to keep a clean licence beware six speed box will get you to 60 in about six seconds which is quick for a big lump .try to get this model in performance blue (launch colour) its the one everyone wants so should hold its value better than black or silver but you may have to do a lot of searching for this colour the deisel st in blue is a bit of a rare one but they are out there.now to the down side that i have found is when it raining and you open the tailgate all the water runs of tailgate and into the boot which can be a pain and also the engines are prone to eating egr(exhaust recirculation valve)im on my third in two years not a big job to replace but will set you back £90to £100 apart from these small issues i am very happy with the car and feel it is total value for money
Possibly a little 'average' in appearance but a good value car.
FORD MONDEO 2.0TD Ghia 5dr (Review date: 19th February '11)
They are quite common and used as Rep cars but because of that reason there are a lot of high milage cheap examples out there. The Diesel model I bought 7 years ago hasn't caused me any major problems. Starts first time, even in recent cold snap. and it's done around 155,000 miles. It's got great acceleration for a 10 year old car. The steering and gearbox still feels like it did when I bought it. The engine is superb.
The only real problem I had was one of the rear suspension springs broke, but that was because I was driving bags of rubble to our local recycle depot. The interior trim is probably the weakest part of the car. The plastic latches on the Change box, The Glove Compartment and the sunglasses holder in the roof all needed replacing. (a common problem after time), But mechanically and structurally it's a very sound car. It has a timing chain rather than a belt so that makes it a bit more robust.
They fixed the problem of the last mondeo where the headlight full beam indicator is no longer obscured by the top of the steering wheel. However the one thing that does annoy on this model is the full beam / dipped beam switch. If you flash your lights, you will inevitably switch and lock on full beam dazzling everyone and you need to pull back on the switch again to switch back to dipped. Very annoying !
Aside from those minor quirks, it drives well, (turning circle isn't the best). Delivers around 44 MPG or at least the 2001 model that I have does. Plenty of leg room, seats are very comfortable. I get it serviced every year and parts are pretty common and cheap.
I've had Mondeos for around 10 years now and wouldn't hesitate in buying another Ford.
FORD MONDEO 1.8 LX 5dr (Review date: 18th February '11)
The Ford Mondeo. They're as common as noses. That certainly puts some people off. But it's their very ubiquity that makes them ideal cars for everyday use in the real world. OK, we'd all secretly love to drive a supercar, but would you want to cram a week's shopping into the boot of one? How about a set of golf clubs? Or three tall friends? That's where a car like the Mondeo comes into it's own. Yes they are everywhere, which means every mechanic in the country knows how to fix them and can get the parts easily, not that reliability is an issue but things happen, right? I've had mine for 2 years and 25000 miles and it's been the cheapest car I've ever driven, both in terms of day to day costs and also repair bills. The only thing that's failed so far was a front spring. The replacement was about £40. It's not thrilling to drive but it'll cruise up the motorway all day at 70mph returning 39mpg. The cruise control is great once you get used to using it, all the other controls are very clear in varying light conditions and 5 adults can travel in comfort. They're also cheap to buy, cheap to insure, and anonymous enough to avoid attention from vandals or thieves. And because they're not so popular second hand there are hundreds to choose from so it's easy to find a good one. Bargain motoring is still available to us all.
luxury at little cost
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Ghia 5dr  (Review date: 18th February '11)
Ideal family or executive car, its comfort rivals the best and I honestly haven,t found anything to replace it other than a mondeo. 50 mpg is easy to achieve and commuting 400 miles to work every week is never a chore. The heated seats and climate control give you living room comfort and the sony sound system keeps you entertained.Theres plenty of room for 4 adults and a child seat also I can get everything you need for a family in the spacious boot. Also you can put the rear seats down to get larger items in, not like most bmw or mercs.
FORD MONDEO 1.8 Mistral 5dr (Review date: 18th February '11)
i have driven mondeos for several years going right back to the first series. The car has always impressed as a family car due to its generous size and ability to cruise both on the motorway and tootle round town. No wonder there are so many company car examples for sale. You simply cannot fault the driving experience, as you get so much feedback from the steering geometry, balance the car before you take any corner or bend and you can accelerate out of the bend as if on rails! The level of spec. has improved too, as Ford likes to please the driver, the latest car is a match to drive for any bmw but the spec. is far better. Even in the model just before current edition,you get all elec. windows and cruise control as standerd! Fuel econ if driven wisely is very good for size of car, drive it hard and you will smile a lot, but your fuel will suffer.Ride comfort is simply outstanding, i have driven hundreds of miles on journeys and always arrive with no discomfort, due to good driving position, air conditiong,plenty of legroom and good all round vision. The car is big, but handles very well. If you bump a panel, you realise just how big these cars are, but would never put me off, considering how robust they are. They scrub up well too, always a good point when selling, this is due to Ford getting their act right when building the interiors with good cloth and paint finish.Also, huge boot, drop the seats and you can get most furniture in. Another great point is insurance, due to being viewed, quite rightly, as a family car the 1.8 lx is group 7!
living with my st220
FORD MONDEO 3.0 V6 ST220 5dr  (Review date: 17th February '11)
I have had the car for nearly two years now and i still enjoy driving it, (i normally get bored after about a year!) for me it has been very reliable. I use it nearly everyday driving to and from work and in my free time. i find it very practical in terms of space as the boot is large and the rear seats go down can even fit a chest of drawers in! comfort is good firm and responsive and very sporty when you want it to be but also cruises along the motorways very easily making long journeys less tiring.
Being a 3ltr v6 it's not the most economical saloon out there but not too bad doing around 300miles to a tank driving fairly normally. tax on models before 2006 is reasonable but doubes on models from 2006. Insurance is very reasonable for a car of this type i pay around £500 pa and im in my mid twenties.
For me it more than easily fits into my lifestyle as i am not a family man but can comfortably sit 4 passengers if needs be (i have never had any complaints about passenger comfort either!)
ford mondeo 2002
FORD MONDEO 1.8 LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)
after coming from an earlier 2.6l model I found the engine rather gutless to start, but soon found the way to drive it. The inside is a comfy place to be with, considering this is a base model, a good level of equipment (electric seat and mirrors, electric heated front screen) The seat material needs a deep clean every few months as it stains for no reason. I have had a few times where the car miss fires in cold weather, an air sensor issue is probably to blame, though nobody can really find the cause. It holds the road nicely gives good feedback through the steering wheel, have found newer models tobe a bit vague (my dad owns one) The boot is a good size and with a 40/60 rear seat it offers plenty of load space. All in all a nice pleasent car to drive, and besides the misfire (probably a one off on my car) I would certainly recommend it.
Great car to drive, reliability of parts is questionable sometimes
FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)
This mondeo is a cracking buy if you can get a good low mileage specimen or one that's mainly been driven on motorway in the main. Always ask if the car has been sat for a while particularly from a dealer. These cars aren't built to sit out a british winter and start to sieze after a period of no use. It does however run like a dream. My 04 model bought with 98k on it still gave me 50MPG which is brilliant for the age and size. It also went too. Nothing like an ST model but it gets you off the line nice and quick so no probs pulling out at junctions. It is also a really nice drive, the cruise control helps but the ride quality is pretty good. Drove from Perth to Newquay with no major discomfort and easily on one tank of diesel too. That's 570 miles with some diesel to spare. Great in the winter too. the heated windscreen washers and fords heated front windscreen are a luxury everyone should have. No need to spend freezing minutes scraping the car. just turn it all on and sit and wait and laugh at the poor souls in their fancy German cars still scraping the windscreen. Due to this model being sat for a winter in a sellers driveway the suspension coils have had to be replaced and the alternator finally went at about 110k miles. But parts in the maion are cheap especially if they can be sourced 2nd hand from a scrappy. In all a good car, some reliability issues but nice to drive. Lacks some luxury in the cabin but you get what you pay for with this.
ST220 DEAL or NO DEAL..................DEAL
FORD MONDEO 3.0 V6 ST220 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)
The Mk3 Mondeo St220,really is top of the Ford Mondeo Mk3 class.
It has style and charachter,that still catches the eye,it has a distinctive body styling that will have many admiring glances coming your way,it is very appealing to young and old.
Behind the wheel,sat in the figure hugging Recaro sports seats you feel at ease,all the controls and instruments are easy to use and see.
The layout and design is again first class,the latest versions of the St220 having a very smart appearance,with chrome and red stitch detailing.
Driving the car is the best part,the car will do over 150mph, will accelerate you to 60mph in less than 7 seconds,the steering is spot on,the ride is brilliant.
Modyfying your ST220 can be an enjoyable expierience too.