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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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88 reader reviews for Ford Mondeo Hatchback.
  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 5dr

    K N Date: 06/10/2007
    • 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 just bought the estate with a Sport Pack (pre-reg deal): it is tremendous fun to drive.The 18inch wheels+stiffer suspension does mean that the steering is more focussed and cornering more controlled - I certainly prefer it compared to without it, in terms of driving involvement.The only trade-off is that on motorways, it's slightly tiring since the steering is more responsive/sensitive so you need to be concentrating more.Interior quality is comparable to the VW Passat although there are some B-features like the sunglasses holder that uses some "thin" plastics. Otherwise, this car is BIG:enormous boot, lots of rear/front passenger space.The driving position is pretty comfortable so no complaints there. Only 100miles on clock so hard to say anything sensible about fuel economy - esp since it is a diesel, insurance was pretty cheap so I was happy. If you get the estate - you need the parking sensors (not std) since the back end of the car is quite far away - the rear view mirrow is slightly magnified so this can distort your depth perception.

  • 2.0 145 Titanium X 5dr

    MICHAEL EVANS , CARMARTHENSHIRE . Date: 03/09/2007
    • 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

    I have just purchased the 2.0 Petrol Titanium X with Sport pack. What can I say - Fantastic. Blue Ambition colour is the business and stands out form the normal silver/grey colours I've seen so far on the road. The car speaks quality from the outside, and gets even better on the inside. Well built, solid and everything you would expect from a BMW or Audi, sorry its a Ford! The engine has a refined noise which adds to the all round driving experience. It pulls away smoothly and quickly when required and corners with great accuracy and poise. Economy is around 38/39 mph, which is a little higher than I expected from such a large car (Official figs 35.8). I've owned the previous Mondeo model, a Mazda 6, and my previous car was a Focus, but I can definately say this car is by far a better all round drivers car. And is just light years ahead of the opposition.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr

    Philip Allen , Notts . Date: 26/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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

    My car has done 23k miles at an average fuel consumption of 50.7 mpg, thanks to long-legged gearing, & motorway commute. Front tyres ready for replacement. Performance is more than adequate, with plenty of low-down pull. Engine noise is well muted, except when cold. On motorways, it is a quiet cruiser.

    Quiet country roads show the car's good but uninspiring handling characteristics.

    What totally spoils the car for me is the driver's seat. On roundabouts & right hand bends, the support from the seat is almost non-existent, yet on left hand bends you are held in the seat fairly well. The problem is that there is a plate which holds the airbag on the seat RHS, giving support to the right shoulder, yet on the LHS there is no plate, allowing the seat shoulder cushion to deform badly, giving no support. This means that I (unconsciously) tended to sit with my spine bent. Consequently I have had from Christmas time, a sore lower back & left hip. Ford is aware of my complaint, & seat back cushion was replaced at about 6000 miles with short term improvement only. On holiday, I drove hire car for 2 weeks, with no pain at all. Two days after arriving home, the pain returned. Ford arranged for the car to be examined by Ford Fleet at my local Ford garage. I arranged time off work, only for the Ford examiner NOT TO TURN UP! I'm now waiting for a suitable ‘hand me down’ company car to become available. Any comments, Ford?

  • 2.5T Ghia 5dr

    Johnny McLarty , Hertfordshire . Date: 14/08/2007
    • 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

    I currently own a 03 BMW 520i ES SE and I have just ordered a 2.5T Titanium X 5 dr hatch as my next company car. I recently had the pleasure - and I mean pleasure - of a four-day test drive of a Mondeo 2.5T Ghia. In a word SUPERB!

    The size of the car is comparable to my 5 Series, if a little shorter, but inside it has acres of room and will seat five in comfort. The 2.5T engine is smooth, powerful and differs from the characteristics of the Focus ST; however, you'll find any excuse to go out and put manners on hot hatches, particularly when they come up behind you.

    The car is at home on motorways whilst cruising, with the cruise control and stereo steering wheel controls perfectly placed for a relaxing journey. For a front-wheel drive car it will also handle brilliantly on your favourite country lane, giving you oodles of confidence.

    Positives: Smooth, powerful engine that can practically be driven in any gear, well suited to the car. The ergonomics of the car and the handling are fantastic; and the overall practicality of a five-door hatchback makes it a boon of a car. The Bluetooth, auto wipers and auto lights work well too.

    Downside: Fuel economy when pressed will return ~24mpg; however, on a run it will achieve ~30mpg or ~450 miles on a tank. The dashboard reflects on the windscreen and park sensors are recommended due to its size. Sat-nav does not accept a full postcode. It is not as refined as German cars. 18” alloys protrude - so be careful when parkin

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