2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec S Estate 2.5 V6 petrol from UK and Ireland


A big thumbs up!


Nothing so far.

To new for me to tell.

Do not expect much to go wrong if properly serviced.

If it does it is likely to be a lot cheaper than the likes of Saab or Volvo!

General Comments:

Having had a 2.2 Diesel before this car feels scarily quick, with lots of punch!

I am averaging about 32 miles per gallon without really trying for non-motorway driving, and I don't have to change gear much for leisurely driving, emulating what I liked about my previous diesel.

The handling has also impressed me.

Its is a great load carrier, especially when you are carting around 3 Labradors!

Do not buy new! Huge bargain at approximately 2 years old though!

I have not really been surprised by the favorable comments on its looks that I have received, its very appealing.

For somebody who is 6ft 5 inches tall this car is very comfortable to drive.

You cannot buy such a sporty, well built, capable and comfortable large estate for this price anywhere else.

Servicing quotes I have received are positively cheap compared to my Renault.

The insurance was also comparable despite the bigger engine.

Not looking forward to replacing the 18 inch wheels though - but they are nice!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th June, 2003

2001 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 litre from UK and Ireland


A very comfortable and spacious family car


Several electrical faults have occurred with the car. As you will agree from below, a little too many since I have only had the car for 8 months and have only covered 4000 miles.

Several times on high speed roads, the battery light has illuminated. Twice this was followed by the car just shutting down and restoring factory settings. According to Ford, nothing is wrong with the car.

Electrics shut down and you can't get in. This is also a regular occurrance. Still Ford say there is nothing wrong.

My Mondeo is currently on its 3rd CD/radio as they keep seizing. Still Ford say nothing is wrong.

There was also one time I started my car and whatever button you pushed or if you opened the door, it wouldn't do the requested operation and it would make a bleep noise and flash all indicators twice.

I'm planning on taking it back at the weekend.

General Comments:

Excluding the electrical problems, the car is wonderful.

The main features I enjoy are the very comfortable ergonomically designed seats, which are very comfy and the amount of room in the cabin for the driver and all passengers. The boot is enormous too! Also loads of cool gadgets like a CD holder/armrest and an in-the-roof sunglasses holder.

Its overall speed is very acceptable, but acceleration of any form above 60mph is seriously lacking.

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

Review Date: 11th April, 2003

14th Apr 2003, 02:43

The electrical matter can be more dangerous than it looks.

I had some problems like you described, on my Mondeo reset radio, etc. Nobody could tell what happens. When died, it proved the battery had a short in it. You can become stranded in the middle of nowhere with the windows open and so on. Take care.


21st Apr 2003, 09:50

All rise to the AA!!!

It has happened again! I got trapped out of my car in a multi-storey car park. Rang the AA, the first thing the AA man looked at was the problem. How could the dealer have missed this??? It was a loose connection to the negative terminal on the battery. The car is like a dream now.

14th Sep 2010, 16:58

You say the acceleration is seriously lacking. I drove a 2.0 Ghia Estate tonight. I can say it was seriously quick for what it was; surprised me. And that's saying something considering I've owned a Volvo T5, Rover Turbo and Cavalier Turbo. This Mondy seriously had some decent power to it, 2 owners and low miles though with FSH, definitely been looked after. And I don't like Fords, but I'd own one of these.