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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

    haza ban Date: 29/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my 1998 Ford Mondeo 1.8 Lxi for 5 years now, its that time again when i want to buy another car. I bought the car in 2002 with 40K on the clock for £7995 and the car has been reliable, efficent and i am very pleased with it . I have done 100K within the 5 years ive owned it.

    The good points-

    Cheap to run, reliable, smooth engine and gear change . Also trouble free motoring.

    Bad Points-

    Within the 3 years of owning the car, gearbox went bad and cost £1500 for a new gearbox. Also a oil leak occurs ,after driven on very long journeys.

    I just been proud with my Mondeo,and may buy another qualty Ford Car in the forthcoming future. My next will not be a Ford, because ive had too many and getting bored!! I am willing to buy a 2002/2003 BMW 318i or a 2002/2003BMW 520i. I am not a car snob, im a down to earth guy, who loves different and all sorts of cars, as long as their reliable , tough and efficent.

    Thank you Ford from a very happy Ford Customer!!!

  • 1.8 LX 5dr

    Ralph Cranmer , Palencia . Date: 13/05/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for five years and it is now ten years old. Bought it with quite high mileage (85,000) so was a bit concerned at first but i needn´t have been. This car has been a real workhorse for me and caused very few problems apart from the usual(wishbones, exhaust). Cheap to fix though. It now has 150,000 and still runs like a dream. Great handling for a car of this size too! Cabin seems to lack afew creature comforts, no AC or CD but heh! You can´t have everything. It´s still going strong in Spain and I managed to fit most of my life into the boot and rear folding seats. Recommend to anyone wanting a used car bargain! Beware bumpers though (crack easily!)

  • 1.8 LX 5dr

    Andrew Leahy , Hampshire . Date: 06/05/2007
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have had this car since '99 after buying it with 10K on the clock, ex-hire car at Trade Sales. Normally used for motorways and to leave at the airport (travel overseas a lot). Took the company car allowance and saved on car tax as I do not do high miles in UK.

    Has done 41 mpg normally, serviced it myself in general. Drives well, somewhat bland but it is a Mondy!. Has saved me over £18,000 compared to a company car over 8 years so far including all costs (purchase, repairs, fuel etc). Have done 71,000 miles in 8 years or so.

    Needed three significant repairs so far : Air con condenser at 50,000 (£250) and clutch at 60,000 (£400). Suprised by clutch as I never had to replace a clutch in a car I owned before and it has done mainly long trips (>30 miles each). Also replaced at 68,000 both front lower wishbones (rubber bushes debond on these, bought some cheap on e-bay for £65 the pair).

    Battery, exhaust and rear tyres are still original, amazing! Front brake discs replaced at 68,000!!

    It has never broken down (even the clutch got me home 180 miles when it started going). Always starts first turn.

    Still drives exactly as new and can be driven hard if need be, everything still works perfect. Not worth more than £1000 now so will drive it until it has a major problem.....

    Would recommend this car if you want reliable inexpensive motoring and do not care about having the latest German beast...

  • 2.0 GLX 5dr

    James ??? , Leicestershire . Date: 23/01/2007
    • 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

    This is an N-reg GLX model. It has very comfortable seats, has adequate build quality, and a great engine. That's all I have to say and I wish I still had this car, because I definitely prefer it to my 1999 Ford Mondeo Verona.

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