2011 Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Does everything very well

Faults:

Exhaust, brake pads, driveshaft, A/C weak, rattle from suspension, light rust on door sill, usual age and mileage related stuff.

General Comments:

The Mondeo has always been a good all round car; this one I bought used back in 2019 has done me well. Titanium model has all electrics and is the one to go for. Mine is a weird metallic brown color - looks nice though and looks more grey than brown in most lights.

2.0 petrol engine, yes petrol not diesel. It performs well and is reliable if you look after it with oil and belt changes, but do not expect much more than 34 mpg though. But I would say it is a better choice than the more common diesels, which although more economical, they do have their issues.

The car gives a comfortable ride, very smooth. Interior is spacious, seats are perfect. The car drives incredibly well.

A great used buy, avoid tatty high mileage cars, go for a looked after low mileage example and you will enjoy it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th October, 2023

2011 Ford Mondeo Sport 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Decent

Faults:

Exhaust, wheel bearings, alternator, brakes, usual stuff for age and miles.

A/C is dead.

Passenger side window jammed.

General Comments:

A great looking and good to drive car, the Mondeo has always been a fine choice providing you buy a looked after car when buying used.

2.0 petrol feels fast, but is a bit expensive to tax and not that great on fuel. It is a simpler engine than the more common diesels though.

Interior of this Sport model is well equipped and similar to a mid range Zetec model. Good seats and great on motorways and long journeys.

Marginally better to drive and more reliable than the 2009 Vauxhall Insignia I had before, I hope to keep this Mondeo till the end, it has been a cheap reliable car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th August, 2023

2011 Ford Mondeo Titanium 2.0 TDCi from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Mondeo is a stunning car - why are Ford going to discontinue them?

Faults:

Rattling from rear suspension - replaced for MOT.

Key-less start and entry hesitated to work at one time, only did it once and seems OK now. Make sure you keep your key fob batteries fresh!

I keep the car up to date with oil changes. Recent timing-belt change was expensive but worth it if you are keeping the car long term over 100K miles.

Cosmetically the car is in great shape inside and out. Very minor rust starting under the door sill driver's side, but mechanic assures me it is just surface rust, chassis and underside are in good solid order, the car has never failed an MOT with me.

General Comments:

Loved this car at first sight of it - 17 inch alloy wheels, panther black metallic paint, windows tints, the Mondeo really looks the part. When they came out in 2007 this newer model was a car I never thought much of, but the updated car for 2010 is sharper looking and the car looks really great I think. My 2011 model is exactly how I would have equipped and colored the car if I was buying new. Buying used I got lucky getting exactly the car I wanted.

Titanium model is near top of range - it has electric everything. No leather or heated seats though - go for the Titanium "X" if you want that - but this car has more or less everything else. Very comfortable seats. Driving position is excellent. Visibility is good for a modern car. Comfort levels are as good as it gets. Parking sensors help also. Inside is smooth and quiet. A good motorway cruiser. Controls are in easy reach and easy to use. Updated Sony radio sounds great and Ford's media connectivity system is a little dated nowadays, but still works just fine and is also easy to use. I never have the radio on anyways (who wants to listen to horrible mainstream media trash?!) and just plug in a playlist of music into the car's AUX socket, via phone or flash drive stick.

I have the 140 bhp 2.0 TDCi engine. It is fast enough while managing just over 50 mpg average. Probably the best all round engine. I'd avoid the "Start Stop" 1.6 diesel (a test drive I had in one before this showed it to be a bit slow), and if you need more power, there is a 160 bhp version, or even better a 2.2 sport with more power again. But the most common 2.0 TDCi will do most drivers just fine. 6 speed manual box is a joy to use. I've heard the auto-boxes are rubbish but have never driven one so cannot comment.

The car handles very nicely. I don't drive like a maniac (it is just a family car after all) but I'm glad Ford made the effort to make this car nice to drive and appreciates everyday drivers want a fun driving experience.

Plenty of local garages have a good knowledge of these cars for servicing and repairs - there is no need to go to a Ford dealer as a lot are overpriced. Incidentally however, my local main dealership was surprisingly welcoming and OK with prices for me, so this car has a rare full dealer history, even at this age, which is incredible.

I have had it a few years and for an older used car it has been very reliable. Easily one of the best cars in this sector. Just a shame they will no longer make them anymore after this year (2023). Guess I will have to hold onto my 2011 car for as long as possible. I have no problems driving this car another few years - local taxi driver has one of these cars on a 2012 model year, same engine and it has 200,000 miles on it, so I know this car can last! If anything happens to my car I will happily buy another more modern one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd January, 2023

20th Nov 2023, 16:17

Agree with all, excellent all rounder, I have the estate version & it's A1. It was previously a rapid response car & I think it has been boosted; it still shows 50 mpg & over 80mph tries run away unless it's on cruise. Great car.

21st Nov 2023, 16:26

The Mondeo's are good cars, I have had a few of them. More reliable than Vauxhall's Insignia, though I have driven a few of those as well, nice cars and I have no brand loyalty, but I just prefer the Ford every time.