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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.
  • 2.5T Titanium X 5dr

    James Parry , Cheshire . Date: 28/01/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      28

    My car

    I have just traded in my Peugeot 407 2.0 Diesel for this 2.5T Petrol Mondeo Titanium X. When i bought the 407 i was made up with it, i said i would never go back to petrol now i can average 45mpg. I was keen to buy a Mondeo as soon as i saw the pictures, but thought i'd leave it 18 months and get a nearly new one. I wanted the new 2.2 Diesel model but was amazed at the price difference, when i could get a 2.5T petrol for £4000 less! I found a top spec 2.5T one at a Ford Dealer and only payed £12,500 which is less than half what it cost new, i do about 15,000 miles a year and don't really think the 2.2TDCi will ever pay for itself, as good as it is. I am really pleased with my decision, OK i have to fill up more but i have missed the sound of a good petrol engine, and at least now when i fill up i never have to smell the smell of diesel! I am now on 11,000 miles and everything is OK, i have no faults, and i love all the technology on my model. the sat nav is much better than the awful system Peugeot put in their 407s.

  • 2.0 TDCi 130 Titanium Auto 5dr

    David Bailey Date: 31/12/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      38

    My car

    A revolution for Ford - I was never a great fan in the past but the excellent driver comfort of this new Mondeo is unmistakable. I do long days with much motorway driving - 35,000 miles per year and the sheer comfort of this car means I get home after long days so very much less tired and stressed than in previous cars I've had. As a result the company gets more work per day out of me - bosses take note! The Automatic 6-speed gearbox is smooth and a definite contribution to my ability to drive for longer and stay fresher. First comments are always on its elegant design and how huge it looks. The estate is definitely better looking than the saloon or hatch models !

    Only serious fault I can find is that on a motorway during heavy rain, the water comes off the windscreen and across the drivers side window blurring out the view in the side mirror. NOT GOOD Ford ! - The minor issue, and as someone else mentioned, the voice activated car phone bluetooth system is a complete waste of time - it doesnt hear you correctly even when using the Queens English, and you go round unsuccessfully in squirkles trying to get it to dial a number correctly. I consider it unsafe due to the frustration = distraction factor and dont use it.

    But for the vast majority of my day spent in a car, it is tough to find a better value-for-money drive than this car.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 5dr

    Stuart Nuttall , Lancs . Date: 11/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39.8

    My car

    I bought mine pre-registered with 6 miles on from a Toyota/Ford dealer in black with sports pack and got a good saving vs new.

    I compared it against all the usual opposition and felt it was better in all departments than all of these cars (A6/Passat/vectra/accord etc)

    Now at 3500 miles I have to say it is superb to drive and to spend time in. Very quiet on the road handles great and a good engine with plenty of oomph for any overtaking/motorway work. The heated front screen is ace. My other car is a new style astra, the mondeo is a whole new step up and feels like a proper exec car

    In Estate form it is HUGE. It's like having your own white van!!

    Grumbles - 39-40 mpg (mixed motoring but doesn't really improve much with motorway journeys) is not what I was expecting and is quite poor IMHO I've had to stick some of the trim back down with superglue and it's been to the garage once to have a CPU update as it claimed the oil needed changing at 3500 (benfield also changed the oil just in case). I kind of expected a few grumbles like this when I bought it as it is a ford and i'm not as cross at these faults as I would have been in say an A6 although if they really want to challenge the German brands these sort of small faults need sorting.

    Overall I think it's a great car for an expanding family man like myself. I'm proud to be a mondeo man

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 5dr

    Derek Sprague , Wilts . Date: 16/11/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I bought this car after reading rave reviews and a promising test drive. I am pleased to say that I have not been disappointed. The ride quality and handling are fantastic for a car this size, on any type of road. The 2.0 diesel engine is very flexible and has commendable overtaking power. Inside it is very spacious and the heated seats great as the cold mornings draw in. The equipment list is great and the optional bluetooth a joy to use. Quibbles, I would like the optional parking sensors to show the proximity of the obstacles on the car icon in Convers+ multi-function screen, as they do on a BMW. I would also like more height adjustment on the drivers seat, and have it available on the passenger side too - why can't they do that on a top spec car? But these are small grumbles, it is an excellent car and if you buy one you will not be disappointed.

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