What used Ford Mondeo hatchback will I get for my budget?
High mileage 2015 cars can be had for as little as £5000, but you’ll have to stump up at least £7000 in order to get yourself into a fifth-generation Ford Mondeo with a more average mileage for the year.
To get yourself into a Mondeo you’d actually want – which is to say, one with an average mileage as mentioned and a full service history – you’ll be looking at paying quite a bit more than that; reckon on forking out between £7000 and £10,000 for a 2016 or 2017 car. For a luxurious Titanium model with a 2.0-litre diesel engine, meanwhile, the minimum you’ll need to pay will around £10,000 or so. Spend between £8000 and £12,000 on a good 2018 car, around £12,000 to £14,000 on a 2019 one and between £15,000 and £22,000 on a 2020 car.
The models which produce the least emissions are the 1.5 Econetic and hybrid since these put out less the 100g/km of CO2 and would qualify for free car tax. This is followed by the 148bhp and 178bhp 2.0 diesel with 109 and 117g/km (respectively) and the 1.0-litre petrol with 119g/km. A 2.0 diesel with all-wheel drive or an auto 'box (including the 207bhp version) emit 124g/km.
The 1.5 petrol puts out 134g/km, while the 2.0 petrol is the worst polluter at 169g/km.
Road tax (VED)
In terms of tax costs, all Mondeos registered after 1 April 2017 will be charged a flat-rate fee for car tax - apart from the hybrid which is classed as an alternative fuel vehicle and gets a slight discount. The current fee is £150 a year.
Tax costs for Mondeos registered before 1 April 2017 will depend upon the amount of CO2 the engine produced (see paragraph above). To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
Servicing on the Mondeo isn’t too costly and most parts should be inexpensive to buy compared with premium rivals if something does go wrong. Mondeos outside of the manufacturer's warranty period will qualify for Ford’s Essentials servicing regime, under which an annual service at a Ford dealer will cost £169. You'll pay even less at an independent Ford specialist.
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