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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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18 reader reviews for Ford Mondeo Estate.
  • 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.

  • 2.2 TDCi 175 Titanium X Sport 5dr

    Stephen Jones Date: 15/09/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    This is a really great car. Build quality in the first 10,000 miles is excellent although I am not so happy with the 'wobbly' Xenon headlights. The car is huge and takes everything I throw at it. It handles almost beyond belief and makes a great compromise between comfort and super roadholding. Touchscreen Nav and Bluetooth system is easy and works well. DVD Media system is great for the kids. The interior looks good, especially with red seat stitching. This car attracts lots of attention and questions .. three visits to the car wash and each time people want to know about it. Only thing I would really want .. a 3.0tdi engine with 4-wheel drive. This 2.2TD engine is very good but here on the Autobahn it just misses out against the bigger 3.0 tdi Audi / BMW's etc. It will hit 150 mph so it's not slow, it's just it needs longer to get there. So, all in all a great car and EASILY a match for the German Executive bunch. You will not be disappointed. Swallow your pride and give it a go ... the neighbours will not think bad of you.

  • 2.2 TDCi 175 Titanium X 5dr

    Steve Drake Date: 11/07/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Well, I've waited 3 months for the car to be delivered (new 2.2 twin turbo diesel) and during that time I've been wondering "will it be as good as I remember the test drive being?" Fear not, prospective buyers - it is BETTER than I expected! This car is a real pleasure to drive, is very well built, very roomy and, generally, well thought out. Oh, and it looks mighty fine too. But someone tell me: what on earth is the point of voice actuated controls? You can alter, for example, the heater fan speed or temperature etc. by voice control, but why go through three levels of verbal instruction (push button, then say "climate", wait for the beep then say "fan", wait for the question asking you which fan speed you want then say "three". Oh my God, lifes not long enough! Why not just jab the fan speed button up or down? Who do car manufacturers make these silly toys for? Presumably it's people with very easily impressed colleagues and friends! Other than the needless gadgets, my only other gripe is that the cruise control cancel button is on the "wrong" side of the steering wheel. They've put it on the left side, which - trust me on this - is not as convenient as having it on the right - assuming that you are in the habit of using indicators when you change lanes. You'll see what I mean when you drive it! In summary, a very, very impressive car, although Ford really have missed a trick in naming it Mondeo instead of something new.

  • 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.....

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