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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 Zetec 5dr

    Dj Cauley Date: 03/10/2011
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I am a company car driver and had one of these for 3 years (07-10) and 40k miles.I had a choice of a passat,Mondeo or a Renault Laguna.I personally found it a big, comfortable cruiser of a car.It had the faults mentioned here ,such as water dripping into the boot etc but these were inconviences rather than faults. I didn't feel the build quality was as good as a passat, and ,you can see the areas where Ford has cut costs,such as the glovebox lid and the footwell lights to name but two.The car would also creak like an old wooden ship if you were driving down off a kerb. I had a major fault with my mondeo about six months after delivery where it developed the automotive equivalent of a stroke. Nothing on the left hand side of the car would work,doors,windows,mirrors etc.The car was off the road for 10 days while this was sorted.It turned out to be a fault in the wiring loom. The Ford dealer I used was just ok.Not very helpful when i needed a courtesy car when, my car was off the road,but they improved with time. I liked the car a lot as the positives far outweighed the negatives.It is the type of car that can cruise at 70 all day,nice interior ,good stereo and a very good climate control system. The company I worked for went down the eco route when the car was to be replaced. I now drive a volvo v50 1.6 diesel. It barely has enough power to pull me out of bed. I miss my mondeo.

  • 2.0 145 Zetec 5dr

    James Nelson , . Date: 05/09/2011
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    Just purchased an 08 plate Zetec with 16k miles on clock. Initial thoughts and experience after a couple of weeks and few hundred miles. Firstly my experience some of the common issues reported on the Mondeo. Rain obscuring mirrors on motorway - not at all. Rain running into boot when opening hatch - yes, but very little. Difficult to park as its so big - Well it is big and you have to be a bit more carefull but no real problem in my opinion. And mine has no parking sensors. Overall impessions: Plenty of room in the cabin for 2 adults, 2 teens and a baby seat. Large boot. Bluetooth very quick and easy to set up. Seats comfortable, I'm 6'2 and have found a good driving position. Ride is excellent, smooth and refind. Steering nicely weighted, car pretty sharp and agile despite its size. Slick precise gearbox. No rattles or quality issues apparant - although some signs of cost cutting lower down in cabin - eg in the footwells. Very good long distance cruiser and a satisfying drive on all roads. So far very pleased. Average MPG since collecting the car shows as 35 MPG. Currently done 470 miles since filling the car, shows 50 miles range left. Note this has been achieved with a lot of Motorway cruising.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr

    Geoffrey Stephenson , Durham . Date: 04/08/2011
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    owned for 20months now and find it possibly best ford to date.Superb road holding,very roomy interior,powerful motorway cruiser,very supple on B roads.On long journies can easily acheive 50 plus mpg.Around doors 40mpg.Niggles??...had parking sensors fitted front and rear due to size,some rear view blindspots (hatchback) but what annoys me most is getting a "shower"from rear hatch when opening after heavy rain which also drips into luggage compartment.As a private motorist I bought the mondeo pre-registered with only 4 miles on clock saving £7000plus on rrp but I would doubt if I would have paid £20,000 for a car with DIRE residuals that it has,so bottom line is .....buy it right ,but don`t keep it too long,just enjoy best family car by far!!!!

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 5dr

    Daragh Barrett , Kerry . Date: 26/02/2011
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    the car is grand out nothing special. i went from a Primera t-spec (i miss the reversing camera and heated leather seats) to this Mondeo titanium because the Primera was actually way too small for me to even sit into. the car is an Irish car on a 2008 KY plate in metallic black with a 2.0 TDCI 140 BHP engine. the car is huge and has a lot of standard kit. the bad things are a few design flaws here and there like the heated windscreen takes ages to clear, the boot lets loads of water leak into the boot wetting my golf bag :( (which you can fit 4 of in here) and water is blown from the windscreen onto the side windows which is annoying if a passenger is smoking when it is raining. I don't like the look of the dash....the sony radio looks too after market and it looks cheep with all the titanium affect metal surrounding it. the climate control is useless it gets hot very hot but when you want cold it only gets cool which is annoying with the 4 hot days of summer we get here in ireland. the car is well planted on the road nothing like my brothers 318d but still very good for such a massive car .overall it's good but there are much better cars on the road which is why when i trade in in the next few months im not buying again, im going to look at the Insignia new Passat and the C5 for its comfort (mondeo has lots of road noise and with my optional 18' 5 spokes the tyre roar is horrible) so if you want a nice cars this is nice but thats about it...

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