What used Ford Mondeo hatchback will I get for my budget?
How much does it cost to run a Ford Mondeo hatchback?
Compared with many family cars, the relative undesirability of the name and its wide availability mean the Mondeo is a cheap used buy. And, once it's taken that first major hit of depreciation early in life, the subsequent drops in value are much easier to stomach.
You should see well over 30mpg from four-cylinder petrol cars and close to 50mpg from the TDCi diesels. Both compare well to the competition, while insurance groups are also generally on a par, except on the most powerful models, the V6 petrols and 2.2-litre diesels.
The good reliability means you shouldn't need to have the car fixed too often, but labour rates at dealers are acceptable anyway, so even basic servicing and maintenance won't mean you have to delve too deeply into your pocket. However, things are better if you take the car to an independent, where you'll find average costs among the lowest for any make.