2004 Ford Mondeo Reviews

2004 Ford Mondeo TDDi 2.0 turbo diesel from Slovenia

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 kilometres
Most recent distance200000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Vectra

Summary:

Workhorse (mule)

Faults:

The mechanism for lifting the driver's seat is broken. Motor works though...

The shader on the driver's side snapped; had to be replaced.

Rear brake calipers had to be replaced at 180k KM.

Rear suspension had to be replaced at 190k KM.

Plastic things are falling off everywhere; the air shafts are, especially in the back of the car, in the luggage compartment.

Wear and tear is quite a problem.

Spare parts are expensive like hell...

General Comments:

Upon buying the car, I did not comprehend that 90HP is not enough power for this car, so I had it chip tuned up to 110, and now it's bearable.

The engine is without the plastic cover, so the noise outside and inside is very loud, but you get used to that. I compete with my neighbour's tractor.

Generally the car fits my needs, since it's very big, and the engine has not let me down, so I'm keeping it for some time still. It does require regular service intervals, or things will get out of hand.

Otherwise, the driving experience is satisfying.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2012

2004 Ford Mondeo 1.8 petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired55 kilometres
Most recent distance201596 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

I'm looking to buy another one here in Australia

Faults:

Partner blew the motor up by not servicing and driving without oil at 156,000.

General Comments:

She sure does get up and dance when called upon.

Very comfortable; 11 hours, and didn't feel at all stiff.

Put the front seat back and slept in it; not the most comfortable, but acceptable.

Smooth gear shift.

Good interior lighting.

Good headlights.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th July, 2012

12th Jul 2012, 01:37

Good luck finding one of those in Australia; this model is the only Mondeo that wasn't sold here new. I've only ever seen one of them here in Queensland, and it was at the BP between Brisbane and the Gold Coast. It had Team Nissan dealer stickers on it, which is an Auckland based car dealer I believe, so it would've been brought in used from NZ.

Lovely cars; it's a shame we didn't have those here when they were new.

2004 Ford Mondeo LX 1.8i from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 1.8i Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.2 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance81000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Corsa

Summary:

Amazing family car for the money

Faults:

Rear washer didn't work on pick up, but only took 10 minutes for the dealer to fix.

General Comments:

Trouble free motoring for years. Easy and relaxing to drive.

This car only had tyres and 1 set of front pads/disks at 50,000 miles in the whole time I had it, even though it towed a caravan.

Wife loved how easy it drove in snow.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th May, 2011

2004 Ford Mondeo ST220 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance44000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

The car is a stunner; reliable and fast, just what everybody wants

Faults:

I have had the car 3 years, and the only thing wrong was the intake pipe broke last week at 44000 miles. Apart from that, nothing.

We haven't serviced the car, as it only goes 15 miles per day. Perfect every time.

General Comments:

Fast and reliable, great looking machine.

If you want to keep up with the fast BMW and Subaru, no problem as long as you can drive and handle the car.

A bit slow in starting to move, but once it gets going, there's no stopping it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2010

2004 Ford Mondeo ST220 3.0 V6 from UK and Ireland

Model year2004
Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 miles
Most recent distance78000 miles
Previous carToyota Carina

Summary:

Must be the best Ford ever?

Faults:

The only thing that's gone wrong with the car, and it was mostly my fault, is that I ripped the front spoiler off in the snow. The bumpers on Fords are made from very thin and brittle plastic, and are easily damaged. A new one was £440, so not cheap. I would say the paint is a bit soft too, as it seems to scratch easily, and since mine is Panther Black, you notice it more.

General Comments:

I think Panther Black 4 door ST's must be rare, because I have never seen another one around here. I prefer the looks of the 4 door, but realise a 5 door would have been more practical.

It is a car with a bit of a split personality really, it can be very docile and forgiving, or a complete animal! If you take your time, it feels like a luxury car such as an Audi or a Mercedes, but put the foot down and the engine note hardens and it just takes off. It accelerates so fast that you can hardly change through the gears quick enough. Oh and the 6 speed box is a waste of time, the engine has so much torque that I usually block shift from first to third to fifth, and then top. Going through all the gears is a chore!

I can get about 32 mpg and upto 36 on a run, not bad.

Seats are amazingly comfy, and heated too. The suspension is on the firm side as you would expect, but it handles brilliantly for a large car.

The only other thing I don't like about it is that it's easy to stall when parking; if you let the revs drop too much it just cuts out, but I heard you can get the ECU remapped to stop this happening.

This is the best car I have ever had, but there is something a bit too "German" about it. You would think you were sitting in a VW Passat at times and not a Ford. That's maybe a compliment, but it just leaves me a little cold at times. Other than being super fast it's not really that dynamic and is a little lacking in character, but for the price who cares?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th June, 2010

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 25 reviews