What alternatives should I consider to a used Ford Mondeo estate?
The Vauxhall Insignia Sports Tourer has been the Mondeo Estate’s long-standing rival and is similarly good value for money. However, while running costs are lower, its boot isn’t quite as large and it is nowhere near as enjoyable to drive.
The Volkswagen Passat Estate might draw your eye too, thanks to its classy image and refined motorway manners, but again it trails the Mondeo for driver enjoyment and costs more to buy.
One car that does get close to the Mondeo Estate’s driving dynamics is the Mazda6 Tourer. You’ll need to look at a model from 2011 onwards and be prepared to increase your budget, but in doing so, you’ll get a great all-rounder that’ll also hold on to more of its value when the time comes to sell.