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.