It's actually a 1.8 Zetec I'm just about to replace, but that's not on the list. I've had this car for four years from 44,000 miles to 102,000, and it has been nothing short of brilliant. For a car of its size, it handles beautifully, being great fun on twisty B-roads (more than it has any right to be, I'm sure), yet cruising up and down the motorway all day long without missing a beat. It's been a workhorse, a taxi, and a fun drive, and other than a new rear and mid exhaust section, has required very little work at all. Even at 10 years, it's rattle-free and smooth, and I'm going to be sad to get rid of it. Sadly, it's getting to that point where impending work is going to cost more than the car's worth, so I'm chopping it in. But, if you're in the market for a cheap, fun, comfortable and spacious car, I can't recommend the Mondeo highly enough.
Andrew Roden, Cornwall, February 17th 2009