Which used Ford Mondeo hatchback should I buy?
The best bit about the Mondeo is its high sales as a new car, which means it's widely, and cheaply, available on the used market. And, on top of that, you can get everything you need on even the base version, so there's no point looking beyond the 1.8 LX, with its good performance and low running costs.
In common with all Mondeos, it has good levels of safety and security equipment, plus goodies such as a CD player, remote central locking and air-con. Stepping up through the trims brings things such as CD multichangers, alloy wheels and leather upholstery.
Also worth considering are the TDCi diesels. They're much better than the Di units originally fitted to this car. However, they are dearer to buy and only make financial sense if you cover high mileages, when the lower fuel costs will offset the extra the car cost to buy in the first place. The hot STs are decent performance cars, but ride more firmly and are expensive to run.