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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
    3 out of 5 stars

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31 reader reviews for Ford Mondeo Hatchback.
  • 1.8 LX 5dr

    SAM COATSWORTH Date: 23/06/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I have owned this 1998 MkII Mondeo for nearly two years now. It's the 1.8 LX model.

    Even though it is not the Zetec version, I was stunned to say the least as to how comfy it was to sit in and the drive blew me away. Is this really a Ford, I said to myself? It drives like a Mazda 626 (my father has 626s), but I would say these are more comfy!

    If I drive it like an old git, (like a chauffeur - low revs, change up sooner) I can get 400 to 460 miles out of a full tank!

    If the fuel crisis did not arise and tax wasn't so high, I would keep her until she died, just like my old Sierra, which I had for 12 years and 190,000 miles! Like most Fords, the 1.8 LX versions are always the best bet.

  • 1.8 LX 5dr

    Anthony Greenwood Date: 16/01/2008
    • 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

    Bought the car in June 1999, a pre registered model from a Ford dealer for £11k. Now sold to my aunt and it's still going strong with about 85k on it.

    This red mondeo was definitely the best value car purchase I ever made! - It was reliable, solid, never failed to start, and the only faults in 8 years were rear brake caliper pistons (when about a year old) which cost about £50 to fix, and ignition coil (at about 7 years old) which cost £250 to fix.

    The car still feels good to drive now and there are no obvious bodywork/trim faults or rattles.

    Excellent handling, compared to my new Mondeo (latest version) it feels closer to the road and 'nippier', probably due to it's smaller size and lower weight. The ride is a little harsh by modern standards.

    Mondeo Mk1/2s are obviously old cars now but take time to find one that's been serviced properly and looked after and it's an excellent bargain buy. In it's day it was the best in class, the only other car that came close was the 405/6.

  • 1.8 LX 5dr

    kenneth reid , co londonderry . Date: 18/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    I have had five mondeos three petrol and two diesel all are very reliable but I prefer the petrol because the performance is great the handling is very good the running costs second to none .The maintainance costs are very low as with the labour.I'm heavily into modifying so you can guess that the current mondeo I drive is a 18 16v 5dr hatchback of which I've done a bit of work to. It would take some convincing for me to part with her as she is a 1994 mk1 5dr hatchback that has been looked after very well with 62,000 miles on her .All in all a great alround car.

  • 2.0 Ghia X 5dr

    Paul Lockwood , Suffolk . Date: 03/08/2007
    • 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

    My car

    I've had the 2.0 GhiaX for three years. It is one of the best cars that I have ever owned.

    Even the AA praised the EMS as being far more advanced than the Jap cars of its time. It's quite cheap to run and I've no breakdown issues. The only problem I had was leaking power steering. I had just left the garage to book it in for repair and 15 minutes later I was calling them to pick it up after I wrote it off in a collision.

    I also thought that this was quite a powerful car until one day I followed a slightly newer Mondeo diesel with the common rail engine. I had to thrash the car to try and keep up.

    Good, comfortable and affordable car, nice to drive. Give me a Ford over a Vauxhall any day!

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