Data from CAP Derwent – a scheme which pools repair information from some of the UK’s biggest vehicle leasing firms to predict when parts will need to be replaced – shows that the Ford Mondeo gets through bulbs and wiper blades faster than the average family car.
However, while a typical rival suffers problems with its electrics after 58,000 miles and needs its air conditioning serviced or regassed after 33,000 miles, a Mondeo can generally go at least 65,000 miles before either of these things need attention.
The Mondeo is also slightly easier than its rivals on brakes. And it can typically cover more than 100,000 miles before you need to worry about the cambelt, clutch, diesel particulate filter, engine or suspension.
The Mondeo is reasonably reliable. A reliability score of 67% in our latest survey isn’t the greatest, but neither is it appalling – so if you find a car that’s been well looked after and keep it maintained properly, it should look after you in return. What’s more, it’s worth keeping in mind that when Mondeos do break down, they’re usually cheap to fix.
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