2007 Ford Mondeo Reviews

2007 Ford Mondeo Ghia 2.0 TDCi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2007
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.0 TDCi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carCitroen C5

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 from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.7 / 10
Distance when acquired119000 miles
Most recent distance133000 miles
Previous carCitroen Picasso

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 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired134000 miles
Most recent distance137000 miles
Previous carFiat Panda

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 Trend 2.0 TDCi turbo diesel from Norway

Year of manufacture2007
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 2.0 TDCi turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance47000 kilometres
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Overall: Great car, good value

Faults:

One ABS sensor replaced under warranty.

Diesel heater reprogrammed twice.

Engine management system was also reprogrammed during periodic service; unknown why, since there were no problems with it.

Empty battery several times due to programmable diesel heater, where the auto shut off does not work properly. In the winter, we had to recharge the battery several times in the winter, even though the car was fitted with a huge 90Ah battery. It simply guzzles electricity in the winter if you use the full winter equipment of the car, including the heated front window.

General Comments:

Surprisingly comfortable and roomy car for little money. Pretty reliable, just one actual repair under warranty, and that was a faulty ABS sensor that sometimes gave an error code. Besides that, the car was reprogrammed more or less every time we had it in for routine service, including diesel heater functionality, climate control functionality and lighting functionality.

This is actually a great car, roomy and comfortable, the only main irritation point is the functionality of the programmable diesel heater that the first winter drained the battery several times. It was reprogrammed by the dealer and it helped a bit, but it still managed to drain the battery in the winter, leaving us stranded when it was -22C cold. We actually had to charge the battery every month, even with a near new car. The diesel heater was supposed to have an automatic shut of functionality not to completely drain the battery, but it didn't work, even after programming twice by the dealer.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th March, 2011

Average review marks: 8.3 / 10, based on 5 reviews