Which used Ford Mondeo hatchback should I buy?
Of the petrol-engined Ford Mondeos, the most sensible choice is the turbocharged 1.6 Ecoboost from 2010 onwards. The others are either underpowered or will cost a disproportionate amount to run compared with the value of the car.
Of the diesels, it’s the 2.0 TDCi that provides the best blend of power and parsimony, and there are plenty to choose from.
As for specifications, the entry-level Edge has the essentials, but stretch to a Zetec and you'll also get alloy wheels, climate control and rear electric windows. For value, the Zetecs are hard to beat.
Our favourite used Ford Mondeo: 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr