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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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89 reader reviews for Ford Mondeo Hatchback.
  • 2.2 TDCi 175 Titanium X 5dr

    Dean Endicott Date: 17/11/2008
    • 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

    I have just taken delivery of a mondeo 2.2tdci titanium x in panther black as my new company car replacing a very good mondeo 2.2 tdci 155 titanium 55 reg. During the first day i had the car i did a 200 mile round trip. It is a very smooth ride even on 18 inch alloys. Performance is amazing as you would expect as it has 175bhp, The exterior of this car is stunning to look at as a titanium x. It has loads of space inside and comparing to my old mondeo with its quite big side windows, when sat in the cabin its seems more of a coupe with smaller windows. I cannot really comment on the mpg yet with such little milage and the engine has not really been run in just yet.

    The spec on this car is very good with a few of the things being a big trip computer screen and voice control which you can change your climate control setting or cds with for example without touching anything. Other spec includes 18 inch alloys, leather heated seats, full electric windows and mirrors, heated screen, cruise control and 6 cd changer. With lots more than that.

    Overall so far its turning out to be a great car and im looking forward to spening lots of times and miles in this car.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X 5dr

    Kenneth Smith , Kent . Date: 15/11/2008
    • 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
      42

    My car

    Tested car with the Sports pack 18inch wheels etc.for 2 days. Tyre noise and hard ride spoilt the experience but it looks good. The major downside was the '42inch colour television'in the centre of the instrument cluster, during night driving it cannot be switched off and is distracting. The satnav froze during one drive and even when off shows the time and date brightly in small text. I have decided to buy a Mondeo but have gone for the Ghia with it's silly plastic wood as I concluded that this was easier to live with than the Titainium cluster.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr

    Simon Clarkson , Leics . Date: 09/11/2008
    • 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 have owned this 2.0 TDCi Zetec for 7 months now and overall I am very impressed.

    Positives Handing is good for a large family estate, engine has enough guts to make good progress and the economy if great. As a motorway cruiser I cannot fault it - 55mpg+ at 70 mph, quiet and comfortable. Zetec has all the important toys that I want (full electric windows, cruise and climate controls, good stereo)

    Negatives Around town fuel comsumption drops below 30 mpg and it feels huge in car parks and when parking. If you stand in the wrong place when you lift the tailgate you get soaked - not great design!!

    Overall if you need a big family car, but still want to enjoy driving then I would strongly recommend this new Mondeo.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    Lee Taylor , Oxfordshire . Date: 04/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      45

    My car

    This is a second and final review now that I am finally getting rid of what has to be the most disapointing and overated car I've ever owned.

    I'm not going to go over all of the design faults again, they're well documented elsewhere. The positives are that it is not bad looking and its got plenty of room inside for the family.

    The drive is overated. My previous Focus was a better car to drive. I can't believe its so noisey, especially at motorway speeds. Even my wifes Meriva is quieter! There is also a bad flat spot at motorway speeds which got worse following a software update. My main concern is the poor quality. There are numerous squeeks and rattles, the back doors drop and let in water so all the carpets are soaked. The rear suspension has now started knocking. The car feels like it has done 100k miles and not 20k miles.

    I've just changed for a new Citroen c5 which cabin space aside is better in every way, especially quality.

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