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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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21 reader reviews for Ford Mondeo Estate.
  • 2.2 TDCi 175 Titanium X Sport 5dr

    Andrew Craig-Bennett , Suffolk . Date: 15/10/2014
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    An update to my earlier review, after 40K miles. Nothing has gone wrong; it is still huge fun to drive.

    The "fun factor" accounts for the rather disappointing fuel consumption of 39mpg.

    The downside is, of course, the tyres... and you do really have to be careful with those huge ally wheels.

  • 2.2 TDCi 200 Titanium X Sport 5dr

    Andrew Craig-Bennett , Suffolk . Date: 09/10/2014
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      52

    My car

    This is my third Mondeo Estate in a row, and it is by far the best. Compared with the 2 litre, it has noticeably more power, and the wide tyres allow it to corner far better than might be expected of an estate car. Curiously, the tyre wear does not seem worse than on the two litre, although the tyres do cost and arm and a leg (the only downside to this car that I have discovered, so far...)

    You never run out of space with a Mondeo Estate, it is excellent at pulling a trailer (in my case sailing dinghies) and you can do huge distances without getting tired.

    The Xenon headlights are excellent, as is the built in GPS and the sound system.

    The MPG would be better if it didn't bring out the boy racer in me!

    I do about 33,000 miles a year, mostly commuting.

  • 2.2 TDCi 175 Titanium X Sport 5dr

    Darren Henry , . Date: 28/08/2014
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    This is my second mondeo, the first being my 06 ST220 hatchback which I had for 3 years and couldn't fault. Having owned the car for over 2 years I thought I'd write a realistic review. The mondeo mk4 is a good, mechanically reliable car which hasn't let me down yet. The equipment levels are excellent although I miss the FULL electric seats from my ST, this Titanium X Sport has only electronic height adjustment, bit pointless IMO if you have to manually adjust both back and leg reach. I love the DAB stereo and have retrofitted USB bluetooth module to it to gain usb and bluetooth streaming (not standard until 2010/11). It has a ridiculously big boot which is great for family on trips away. The car handles well for its size and is nippy, not like the ST but it'll do given I wanted something more economical. My main gripes with it are the build quality, economy for a diesel and tyre wear. The bodywork is so thin compared to the mk3 the wind could dent it. It seems to me like Ford built this on a budget, e.g. the mk3 had hydraulic arms to hold bonnet, mk4 back to basics lift bonnet yourself. Running costs wise, I've never owned a car that munches through front tyres like this, you will be lucky to get 10k out of them regardless of brand (I've tried conti, dunlop and goodyear) The ST tyres lasted 20k by comparison (similar 18"). On mix of 50% B and motorway I only get 35MPG. I'll get 39 on a run, bit disappointing though.

    To finish on a positive, I've had no major bills other

  • 2.2 TDCi 175 Titanium X 5dr

    Steven Anderson , Renfrewshire . Date: 11/08/2013
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
    • Average MPG
      45.6

    My car

    Had a 2.2 titanium x sport 163 Bhp , great car to drive however major problem with turbo on it , two leaks on turbo pipe , also excessive smoke from engine after being placed under pressure. Vehicle returned to garage as they couldn't find the fault . Happened at 29k.

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