What's the used Ford Mondeo estate like?
This Mondeo won't disappoint, whether you're into loading up the boot or loading up the suspension. The cargo space is long, wide and free from intrusions, and it's easy to lower the rear seats to extend the 540-litre boot capacity to 1700. The loading lip is a little high, but there are strips set into the floor to help you get stuff inside, and hooks to strap it down.
Thanks to the alert steering and well-controlled body movements, the handling is fluid, and the ride quality is supple, provided you avoid cars with the optional 17-inch wheels and low-profile tyres. Motorway journeys are quiet and painless, although the 1.8s can be noisy.
Inside, Ford has taken a VW Passat approach to fixtures, fittings and the layout of controls. A good driving position, excellent rear room (more headroom than the hatch or saloon versions), solid build quality and ample safety equipment complete its appeal.