2010 Ford Mondeo Zetec 2.0 TDCi turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
Big improvement on the mk3
The DPF filter triggered the engine light, as it needs to do a regen every 3-400 miles, and the car is mainly used round town, so it needs a thrash every now and then.
Having owned an 05 plate TDCi 130 for 2 years, I have to say this new model is much nicer to drive, and the seats are more comfortable.
It is better on fuel, and they are supposed to have less reliability issues with injectors and turbos, which seem to plague the old shape. The brakes are also a big improvement, as they were terrible on the old one.
The official fuel figures of 44 urban and 61 extra urban are not going to happen; more like 38 and 50.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st July, 2011
Having just covered 562 miles, half motorway, half urban, it's averaged 41.5 mpg. That's OK, but 12 mpg shy of Ford's combined figure of 53.3 mpg. There doesn't seem to be much difference between urban and motorway driving, something I experienced with a Galaxy I had with this particular engine.
The car's fuel economy continues to be the downfall; the latest tankful has returned a mere 36mpg, though this is all urban.
I have recently taken delivery of one of these cars, and after owning a VW Passat 1.9 TDI 130 for close on 5 years, I am very impressed with the vehicle.
Fuel economy is a big improvement on the VW, averaging 53 MPG, and it is much nicer to drive.
The VW cost me a fortune in repairs, and I am hoping for a better time with my new purchase.