2010 Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TDCi from UK and Ireland


OK if you want reliable basic transport


Not much beyond the usual wear and tear (servicing, brakes, tyres, exhaust, etc), I look after the car as much as possible, and it was a full history and looked after car upon purchase.

Cosmetically looking a lot rougher now, but it is over 10 years old.

General Comments:

I like my Mondeo, very spacious and comfortable car to be in. The car is massive, can be a pain to park though, especially on UK roads and tiny parking places.

2.0 turbo diesel performs very well though not quite as good on fuel as I had hoped - really struggles for 50 MPG. You need an endless motorway and cruise set at around 65 mph to get anything over 50 MPG. Still it is a nice car to drive.

Not much more can be said about it, a boring family car is the Mondeo, and always has been. Faster versions might be a different story. And maybe petrol's would be more interesting. I am selling mine soon as I go past the infamous 100K mark due to hearing horror stories at this point of broken turbos, DPF's, injectors and all the usual expensive diesel repairs; thankfully mine has been OK so far though.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th August, 2021

22nd Aug 2021, 16:51

Am I the only one who thinks that Ford dropped the ball with the Mondeo in the last decade? I'm not saying the Mk4 Mondeo and the Mk5 are bad cars, but in the old days, the difference between a Mk3 Mondeo and a Vectra was night and day, but now the difference between a Mondeo and an Insignia is... Nil.

It's like Ford has given up... And they have indeed given up on the Mondeo, because by 2022, the Mondeo is no more. It will be replaced by a "coupé crossover".

2010 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 diesel from UK and Ireland


Very good Ford


Nothing, but have uneven tire wear at the back. Sounds like a wheel bearing is on its way out, but it's the tires I hope; will be replacing them soon.

General Comments:

Bought this Mondeo as I needed more space, which I now have plenty of.

Great to drive; I do roughly 500 miles a week, so I also need a reliable car, which so far it is, and it just eats up the miles without any issues, and I get out as fresh as I got in.

So far I cannot fault this car; will soon get the cam-belt and water pump changed, so I can hopefully drive many more trouble free miles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th November, 2018

2nd Dec 2018, 19:54

I've had many Mondeos since the 1990s; they are good cars :) Only issues are injectors may clog up and give expensive issues at higher mileage (100,000 plus), but you could say that about all modern diesels.

Only other issue as per modern diesel is the DPF, but since you do 500 miles a week, it should be cleared out and healthy and last a long time.

4th Mar 2019, 23:31

So far everything is good. Put new tires all round and silence, no more noise. Not sure what made the tires wear uneven, but I guess the next MOT might find something? Still very happy and drives well. It's the sort of car where you get in, turn the key and go. See how long it lasts??

8th Mar 2019, 14:38

I'd check the tracking on the wheels if the tyres are wearing uneven. But you likely had that done when you got new tyres, and the MOT will likely pick up on any other suspension faults if that's what's causing it. I wouldn't worry about it for now; just keep an eye on the tyres for any abnormal wear.

10th Jun 2020, 21:26

Update on this car. Now done 90000 trouble free miles, the car just keeps going. Just done the normal services, put new discs and pads on the front last week, which is very, very good, lasting 90000 miles. Also did cambelt and water pump as a peace of mind.

The car drives like new and I hope to keep it going for a long time. I drive mainly motorway and the car cruises at motorway speed, getting around 50 MPG easy. So far I am still very happy with this Ford.

17th Jun 2020, 14:27

Thanks for the update, glad you still like the car, I myself like the Mondeo, have owned many since the 1990s. My only complaint about the more modern ones from about 2008 onwards is the expensive repairs to diesel engine version - DPF, injectors, turbo, dual mass flywheel, etc. Watch out if buying a used high mileage car as these can be expensive repairs. You could say the same for a lot of modern cars, especially diesels, and not just the Mondeo.