Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Ford Mondeo estate?
Check the interior for scuffs, scrapes and other damage that may have been brought about by the rigours of family life. Keep in mind, too, that some of the materials used in the Mondeo Estate are lower-quality than those in more premium rivals, so might be more easily marked. Listen carefully for rattles, too.
The Mondeo Estate’s quite a big car, so check carefully around the exterior for scuffs and scrapes. Also keep a keen eye open for any poorly repaired accident damage.
What are the most common problems with a used Ford Mondeo estate?
Some owners have reported problems with vibrations through the steering and chassis. These should have been fixed under warranty.
Other owners have experienced electrical glitches with the Mondeo Estate, mainly to do with the climate control system; there's a Ford technical bulletin in place that provides a fix for climate control systems behaving erratically.
At the time of writing, there are two recalls in place on the Mondeo Estate; one is a fix for headlamps that may turn off without warning, affecting almost 10,000 cars. Check that the car you’re looking at isn’t affected using the DVSA vehicle recalls website, and if it is, make sure that the work has either been done already or get it booked in at a Ford dealership once you get the car.
Is a used Ford Mondeo estate reliable?
Yes it is. The Mondeo Estate finished in fifth place in the executive car class in our most recent reliability survey, with an excellent overall reliability score of 86%. Ford as a brand finished in a commendable ninth place out of 32 manufacturers.