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Used Ford Mondeo Estate 2000 - 2007 review

(2000 - 2007)
Used Ford Mondeo Estate 2000 - 2007
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Which used Ford Mondeo estate should I buy?

There are more than 80 models out there, so making the right choice is tough. However, you can forget the 1.8-litre petrols straight away. The Mondeo estate is heavier than the hatch, and the 1.8 can struggle. It's also too noisy at motorway speeds.

The 2.5- and 3.0-litre V6s are enjoyable, until you fill up - which will be pretty regularly at the 27mpg you can expect. Instead, our favourite petrol is the 2.0-litre for its welcome blend of power and economy.

Our favourite overall, however, is the 128bhp 2.0 turbodiesel, which is perfect for day-to-day driving, with strong consistent response from low revs. We'd take it over the 2.0 petrol, or any of the other diesels, for that matter.

Of all the various trims, LX is the best to buy, with six airbags, air-con and electric front windows. But, if you do want a little more, Zetec adds alloy wheels and electric rear windows, Ghia throws in a CD changer and Ghia X extends the luxuries to climate control, leather seats and an electric sunroof.

Which used Ford Mondeo estate should I buy?

There are more than 80 models out there, so making the right choice is tough. However, you can forget the 1.8-litre petrols straight away. The Mondeo estate is heavier than the hatch, and the 1.8 can struggle. It's also too noisy at motorway speeds.

The 2.5- and 3.0-litre V6s are enjoyable, until you fill up - which will be pretty regularly at the 27mpg you can expect. Instead, our favourite petrol is the 2.0-litre for its welcome blend of power and economy.

Our favourite overall, however, is the 128bhp 2.0 turbodiesel, which is perfect for day-to-day driving, with strong consistent response from low revs. We'd take it over the 2.0 petrol, or any of the other diesels, for that matter.

Of all the various trims, LX is the best to buy, with six airbags, air-con and electric front windows. But, if you do want a little more, Zetec adds alloy wheels and electric rear windows, Ghia throws in a CD changer and Ghia X extends the luxuries to climate control, leather seats and an electric sunroof.