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FORD MONDEO Hatchback 2000‑2007

4.5
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FORD MONDEO Hatchback 2000‑2007

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garyT

Possibly a little 'average' in appearance but a good value car.

FORD MONDEO 2.0TD Ghia 5dr (Review date: 19th February '11)

4.5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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jamesB

Everyday workhorse

FORD MONDEO 1.8 LX 5dr (Review date: 18th February '11)

4.3

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

3 / 5
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philA

luxury at little cost

FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 130 Ghia 5dr [6] (Review date: 18th February '11)

5

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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charlesF

charles ferguson

FORD MONDEO 1.8 Mistral 5dr (Review date: 18th February '11)

4.8

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!

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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fraserD

mondeo st a real treat of a car, its a prestige car in disguise

FORD MONDEO 2.2TDCi 155 ST 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)

4.8

great vehicle u need to drive one to see just how good and quick the car is for a diesel superb a ral delight to have owned and i would love another one

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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adamB

living with my st220

FORD MONDEO 3.0 V6 ST220 5dr [6] (Review date: 17th February '11)

4.3

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!)

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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chrisE

ford mondeo 2002

FORD MONDEO 1.8 LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)

4

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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peterS

Great car to drive, reliability of parts is questionable sometimes

FORD MONDEO 2.0TDCi 115 LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)

3.8

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.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

3 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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mickC

ST220 DEAL or NO DEAL..................DEAL

FORD MONDEO 3.0 V6 ST220 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)

4.8

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.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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margaretA

Ford Reliable

FORD MONDEO 1.8 LX 5dr (Review date: 17th February '11)

4.3

I love my Ford Mondeo. It is always reliable and has never let me down. It is comfortable to drive and the things I love best are the heated rear and front windscreens - so necessary on cold frosty or snowy mornings.

It may not be the cheapest car to run but it suits my lifestyle. It is roomy enough to hold several children and is very comfortable for long journeys.

Practicality

4 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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