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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.
  • 2.5 V6 ST24 5dr

    Steve McDermott Date: 22/05/2006
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I recently purchased this car, which is the rare RSA saloon, not the five-door (that choice in the menu wasnt there to pick).

    It's a 1399 V-registered car, which I picked up for £2350, and as far as I'm concerned, it's the best money I have ever spent. I fell in love with the purr of the V6 on the test drive.

    It has great equipment, it handles like a hot-hatch, and it can give people in more expensive cars a good scare (eg Audi A4 3.0 Quattros).

    There have been a few bad points, such as leaking back lights and high tyre noise, but that was due to the idiot I bought it from having cheap 205/40s on a set of 17-inch alloy wheels.

    A full set of 215/45s from Pirelli have now made it feel and look like a totally different car and I just want to drive it all day every day.

    There is the high fuel cost, but, if you want to buy a car like this, that is something you have to live with.

  • 2.0 Ghia 5dr

    gillian tomlinson Date: 29/12/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car has now covered 90,000 miles, and all of them have been horrible, partly because almost everything electrical has broken.

  • 2.0 Ghia 5dr

    Nic Davis Date: 03/08/2005
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned my Ghia 2.0-litre for three years now. I bought it for about £2500 when it was four years old and had covered roughly 86,000 miles. It was an ex-company car and was in very good condition.

    Its tough, reliable and cheap to run, but best of all is the way it drives! It does a good impression of a sports car when I want to have some fun and cruises quietly on the motorway.

    I like the way nobody notices it when parked or when making progress on the motorway. I always get over 30mpg and only spend money on regular servicing to make it run perfectly. My only worry is what I will replace it with. This is the best car I have ever owned.

  • 2.0 Ghia 5dr

    timothy phillips , durham . Date: 10/06/2005
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I'm male,38 years old, with 7 yearrs no claims bonus and live just outside Durham city. I got the car from a local, small and test driven before buying of course.It's a mk2 2.0 Ghia.

    In my first month I did nearly 3000 miles. A trip to Loch Ness proved more comfortable than I imagined. Being 6' 2", getting camping gear, two adults and my dog in proved easy. Its got my dogs seal of approval - he loves the backseat.It also got my work mate's approval when he sat behind me and he's 6 foot too.

    Handling is good, as is performance which I expected from a 2.0 petrol.

    Only one fault has occured which the dealer sorted immediately. The filler cap wouldn't open.

    My last car was a 306 diesel. The difference is very noticeable - very quiet.

    My only niggle with it is a bit of road noise from the tyres. But these are cheap radials at the minute. Even when at motorway speeds it sounds quiet.

    Security is important to me also so deadlocks and immobiliser are great.

    There are plenty of toys to play with on it too.

    The power steering sometimes feels too light for me at motorway speeds, but is just right when running around town or country roads. Even Ford doesn't charge too much to service it.

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