What used Ford Mondeo estate will I get for my budget?
As little as £1000 is enough to buy a Mk4 Mondeo Estate, most likely a diesel and certainly with a mileage that’s comfortably into six figures.
In fact, virtually every Mondeo Estate you look at will be powered by diesel; they outnumber their petrol-engined counterparts by almost 20 to one. If you can find a petrol version, prices start at about £2500 for an early model, and due to the punitive tax costs of the 2.5-litre unit, it is actually no more expensive to buy than smaller engines.
Typical of Ford, you should be able to get your Mondeo serviced for a reasonable amount, particularly if you are prepared to take it to an independent garage. If you do use a main dealer, try shopping around, because prices can vary.
The other major cost to factor in with a Mondeo Estate compared with some of its rivals is the steep depreciation it suffers, although older, cheaper models are so cheap that this will be less of an issue for them.