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Overall reader verdict 3 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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  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr

    Rob Smith , Leicestershire . Date: 14/06/2006
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having test driven all the major competion to this car over the last year, I can honestly say that this is the only one that didn't feel like a compromise in one way or another. You can tell it carries some weight, but you can feel the suspension controlling the body roll as you push it into corners.

    The suspension was very comfortable and I personally didn't find it too hard. Having had a Mondeo estate for the last four years, I was surprised to find that after a few miles I forgot it wasn't the Mondeo I was driving.

    You also get a very airy feeling from the very large screen and glass roof. My wife, who sat behind me on the test, said she could see clearly over my head and lots of the road in front. Due to her elevated seating position and the high windscreen, this was one of the few MPVs that didn't make her travel sick.

    The seats were very easy to raise and lower and access was good. Boot space is massive with five seats and still not terrible with all seven in use. I would take a serious look at this car before ordering a Toyota Verso, VW Touran, Chrysler Grand Voyager or Citroen C8. (P.S. I do not work for Ford.)

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