2007 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2.0 TDCi turbo diesel

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Bonnet release cable failed, leaving the bonnet unlockable, and had to be replaced.

Blows a lot of brake light bulbs.

General Comments:

The car has strong performance, and is incredibly comfortable and spacious.

Build is very good.

I get 37 MPG average around town, and up to 55 on a run, which I am pleased with.

It is seriously practical with a massive boot.

It is a bit big for most car parks... however mine does have parking sensors.

I have covered 31,000 miles in two years, and so far it has been very reliable.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2013

2007 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2.0 turbo diesel

Summary:

Comfortable, quick and roomy

Faults:

Leaking N/S/R brake caliper.

Air con re-gas.

General Comments:

Ex lease car with full Ford history; paid 5000 pounds for it.

Very powerful engine; told by the dealer it's the Peugeot HDI engine.

Very roomy and comfortable.

Even fully loaded for work, it still averages 48 MPG. Seems very well built; no rattles, even with this mileage.

Very good stereo.

I like it very much.

Have to see if it last as well as my Citroen Picasso diesel, which did 250000 miles without any major problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th October, 2012

2007 Ford Mondeo Zetec TDCi 140 5-dr 2.0 turbo diesel

Summary:

TOO BIG!

Faults:

Aircon compressor failed.

General Comments:

Great all round car.

Although mine was the Zetec version, so not over endowed with kit, it still covered all the bases I wanted with cruise, ESP, iPod compatible stereo, Bluetooth etc.

I needed a car with a large boot, as we now have a Dalmatian and a Great Dane, and these mk4 Mondeos have enormous boots (once it swallowed a large chest of draws no problem, wouldn't fit in the wife's Octavia!).

These Mondeos seem really good value, especially compared to cars like the Vauxhall Insignia etc, which they're better than from what I've read.

I got mine for only £4400 as an ex-lease 1 owner car with a full service history and 12 months MOT. I was wary about such high mileage, but it drove fantastically, had a very strong engine, which felt quicker than the figures suggest, and was exceptionally refined; would cruise at 100 mph no problem.

The handling was a bit barge like, as it's such a big car, but very positive steering and brilliant grip (after I replaced the crap Chinese tyres on it for Vredesteins).

It cost me a bit to get sorted once bought however. It needed a new A/C compressor at £300, and also new front discs and pads at £225 (the front discs are bloody big).

Main issue with this car however is, it's too BIG.

I moved work location, and the spaces are very tight, and these Mondeos are too wide; at 1886mm in width (minus the mirrors), they're actually wider than a Merc S Class, which begs the question, why are car makers making cars so wide in particular these days, and do they think of the average parking space size?

I guess not, as everything these days seems really wide; just compare a new Focus to a MK1 Focus, or this Mondeo to a Mk1 Mondeo, and you'll see what I mean.

The answer was the last gen Toyota Avensis (now I own one); a lot narrower and still a big boot, but not as good to drive unfortunately.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th November, 2011

2007 Ford Mondeo Titanium X Estate 2.2 TDCI

Summary:

A fast family hold-all

Faults:

Interior clock failed.

Fuel gauge occasionally dips down to zero without reason.

Trim on read bumper coming loose.

My wife scratched the front bumper!

General Comments:

Overall, I really like this car.

It's a great all-rounder. It goes pretty fast, doesn't use much fuel and is very practical.

The performance is great for a big estate car. The in-gear acceleration is strong enough to shove you back into your seat in the low gears and makes overtaking safe in any gear.

Fuel economy is a nice surprise too. 43MPG on average, without even trying.

The boot is vast. Big enough for a family holiday and then some. The cabin is spacious: my kids can stretch their legs in the back, even with booster seats in place.

It has some really nice convenience features: sunglasses holder, power-fold door mirrors, rear cup holders, auto-dimming interior mirror, rain sensing wipers, light sensing headlights. None of these are things you really need but I miss them if I drive cars that don't have them.

The after sales service I've had from Ford dealers is probably the only real concern. I told them about the broken clock a week before the car's first scheduled service but they still failed to fix or replace it, so I had to waste another Saturday morning bringing the car in for them to have a second attempt. The next dealer I tried claimed they would need to have the car for a whole day to investigate the intermittent fuel gauge fault, with no promise of a repair that day so I'm probably going to be inconvenienced again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th May, 2008

20th Dec 2008, 09:48

After another 10,000 miles no other faults have developed, the petrol gauge hasn't dipped again and I've had better service from a Ford dealer.

Probably the best recommendation I can give is that we're about to become a two-Mondeo family!