What used Ford Mondeo hatchback will I get for my budget?
Older Mondeos with super-high mileages are available for a couple of hundred pounds, but this third-generation car starts at about £1800 for examples that haven't quite been to the moon and back. Expect to pay between £2000 and £4000 for a car with an average mileage for the year, a full service history and one bought from an independent dealer.
At the other end of the scale, you’ll pay about £10,000 for a late, low-mileage 2.2-litre diesel in range-topping Titanium X specification. Alternatively, for about £5,000, you can have a 2013 car with an average mileage.
How much does it cost to run a Ford Mondeo hatchback?
Servicing the Ford Mondeo isn't too expensive, but it's worth shopping around because main dealers' prices can varysignificantly, and it’s also worth considering competent independents.
Depreciation is one of the biggest costs with a Mondeo, and by buying used you’ll avoid that initial hit. However, its value will continue to fall throughout its life, and choosing the right model will make a massive difference.
The larger petrols are very thirsty, so only buy these if the price is very low. Also remember that you shouldn’t pay a big premium for a Titanium car, no matter how many optional extras are fitted.