2005 Ford Mondeo Zetec S 2.0 TDCI turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Sporty looks with diesel power
It blew a hole in a turbo boost hose 6 days after purchase. This is due to oil in the pipework which eventually rots the rubber and makes it weak. Common on Mondeos and Transits with this engine. 10 minutes to fix.
Nothing else to report.
After owning a Mazda 6, the Mondeo does not feel as good to drive or as well built; the handling on the Mazda was first class.
However the Mazda was petrol and the Mondeo is diesel, so is obviously much better on fuel, but not as good as some of the other claims on here ie 34 round town. I must admit I do drive my cars hard though.
The Mondeo does look good with the 18 inch wheels and body kit. Its company owner has looked after it well and it would pass for 50000 when clean; the interior is like new.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd February, 2008
8th Jul 2008, 08:37
Just passed its first mot at 110000 with no faults, is now averaging 36-39 round town, now winter is over. This is with a plug and play chip turned up to maximum.
4th Mar 2009, 16:59
Now on 117500 miles, still drives the same as when I got it, no money spent apart from a service at 115000.
2nd Dec 2009, 16:53
Car now on 125000, still refuses to give any problems, although I've put a fanbelt and tensioner on and another turbo hose. None of these items stopped it from being used.
5th Aug 2010, 18:07
The car was sold in April 2010 with 128000 on the clock. Though the dual mass flywheel was rattling and the handbrake cables were beginning to seize, the engine was still running like new.