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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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19 reader reviews for Ford Mondeo Estate.
  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    Chris Rogerson Date: 03/06/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I was lucky to recieve a 2.0 TDCi Ghia Estate as a company car - and I have to say it's a fantastic drive and just eats up motorway miles, and very quiet with it. Good handling, slick gearbox and power when you need it. Comfortable driving position, huge, huge amount of space both front and back. Plenty of toys to play with - with all the buttons on the steering wheel it's like driving a Playstation! It is a step-change improvement on the previous model.

    Small niggles exist - like the LED telling you the rear elecric windows are locked being hidden beind the drivers door handle (perfectly visible on left had drive cars), rubbish Bluetooth phone system (company car drivers, get a car-kit fitted) and my daughter can't see out the rear windows because they are too high!

    More major issues are the failure of the power steering pump at 4k miles (Ford dealer hopless - no surprise there). A colleague has had his off the road for 8 weeks due to a failure of a door wiring loom. Ford very generously hired him a Zafira and then a Passat whilst waiting for the part.

    Other big issue is woeful fuel consumption. For a modern diesel car, 39mpg average is just not good enough for a 2 hour run at 75-80mph. This poor mpg has been echoed by colleagues with similar new Mondeos.

    Private owners, beware the cost of replacement tyres - Kwik fit list price for a new tyre approx £140.....

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr

    Nigel Goerick , Cleveland . Date: 22/05/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      46

    My car

    After 40,000 hard miles I am having concerns regarding the build quality of the car. There has been a serious problem with the brake servo and now one of the suspension units has failed resulting in a load knocking sound over bumps. As usual the local Ford dealer was totally incapable of solving the problem at the first/second/third attempt. The road noise which was a problem with the original tyres has been reduced by fitting Continental tyres, which have also contributed to improved fuel consumption of up to 50mpg. Space and practicality is first class and if we have a lot of equipment to carry, the Mondeo is used rather than the relatively tiny Audi A6 Avant

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Edge 5dr

    Graham Evans , West Midlands . Date: 06/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    having had this car for 4 weeks now and driven 1200 miles i,ve found it a delight to drive its comfortable and quiet but compared to the older mondeo a tad slower response wise. but still you can,t have everything and as a driver who does 45 to 50,000 miles a year i have a feeling that its going to be every bit as good a work horse as the old 54 reg mondeo i,ve just got rid of which did 140,000 without any major problems

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 5dr

    Rob Ratcliff , Wiltshire . Date: 30/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I am impatiently awaiting delivery of this car. Unfortunately it's a three month wait! I had extended test drives in a wide range of similarly priced cars including Passat 170, BMW 3 series touring, Saab 93, Honda Accord and Honda CRV. The Mondeo beat them all on every count. The drive is sharp and involving but also very comfortable on long journeys, including motorway driving. The model I drove and the one I have ordered have the sports suspension and I certainly didn't experience any of the "fidgetiness" reported by some test drivers. Optional parking sensors, however, are a must because of the car's size. Interior is excellent and the car looks great. I can't wait!

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