The mondeo is a great car to drive if you like a sporty drive and it handles very well for a family car,but if you like a bit of comfort then this is not the car for you. The ride on anything other than a smooth motorway is not great as it seems to crash over any uneven surface. The cabin space is more than ample and the interior wears well.The mondeo can suffer from rust along the bottom of all doors on the inside lip so make sure you check this before you buy,also stay clear of the 18" alloy wheels as they will make the ride allot worse and if your on a budget make sure the car your buying has the standard size wheels otherwise the tyres are very expensive.If the mondeo you are buying is getting on in age then it is best to get servicing done at an independent garage to save money as ford can be expensive on some items.You also may want to think about that ford stamp in the service book,is it worth the extra money you pay for it (NO) the car depreciates very fast so don't think the ford stamp in the service book will make much differance if any as you will pay more for ford service compared to independent so this cancels out any extra money the ford stamp may give you plus if you find a good independent you will get just as good a job. My conclusion on the mondeo is: its a great drivers car that does a good job of getting people from a to b with very little fuss but keep the car until it dies and don't expect to get a good price if you decide to sell on.
Yet another rented carm this time not to Bristol or Cheltenham but this ran to Manchester Airport for a pick up.
Now me with Ford's = Negative opinions all the way!
BUT WAIT, when I took out this Ford Mondeo from the rental company, looks were nothing special as i have seen far too many on the road to bother saying wow! The interior was very roomy, comfy and had standard gadgets you would expect but non the less it was very pleasing.
Luggage space was on average good, along with the general build off the vehicle. Interior quality was a bit too plasticy if you know what i mean. Well that is it really about the negative part!
The driving was simply superb, corners were like driving a Ferrari, VERY nippy 2.0 Diesel engine with an AMAZING economy level. I was simply shocked about the economy of the car.
Had a trip computer so it notified me how many miles i got left to the nearest petrol station but started to play up after a few hours as it went from 20 miles to 110 miles.
Well it is a Ford so faults are common. Running cost as far as i am aware are in expensive as it is British etc.
Great car. I can see why they are a common sight on the UK roads but with common faults and cheap interiors for the price of a JAP or German car, i would head in another direction
However, a used Mondeo only a few years old may change my mind.
I have owned this car from new and it has done 79,000 miles. It's my first Ford and certainly my last. All sorts has gone wrong including replacement fly wheel, new fuel injectors and a new clutch. This is a very unpleasant car to drive because of poor comfort levels, excessive noise and coarse engine. Don't believe the expense account hype surrounding this or any other Ford. They are poor!
My car is a 1.8 Edge. I have only had it for 2 weeks but I like it a lot. I had a BMW 318se which I really liked, but a newer model was out of my price range.
My Mondeo is a 07 which i paid £9995 for. It was 6 months old with just over 5000 miles when i purchased it. I got maps and flaps with the deal, but was told they don't do flaps for the rear. My only problem so far is fuel consumption - it is a bit poor.
I would like to hear from others what they think.
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