Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) Review

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Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) At A Glance

Very good to drive. Refined and comfortable to travel in. Massively roomy cabin and huge boot. Reasonable value. Efficient ECOnetic and EcoBoost models.

Large size means it can be tricky to park without parking sensors. Top model list prices quite high new.

Insurance Groups are between 13–28
On average it achieves 84% of the official MPG figure

Like most modern cars, the Ford Mondeo has grown in size to be bigger - and in this case better - than before. It's also more comfortable, refined and well equipped than ever, making the third generation Ford Mondeo a popular choice among savvy buyers.

The practical hatchback version boasts a huge boot, but there's also a saloon and a cavernous estate available. Whichever you go for, you'll be rewarded with a high quality and well built car that's great to drive, quiet and powered by a range of engines that offer everything from strong performance to outright economy.

It's so good that it's a genuine alternative to far more expensive cars from premium makes such as BMW and Mercedes-Benz, but you'll get far more car for your money, albeit without the associated image kudos the German brands enjoy.

The top versions are amazingly well equipped and have a luxury feel inside, while the entry-level models are superb value for money. It even looks good.

In fact, there's very little to fault with this Mondeo, which is why it's one of our favourite cars. In 2009, the ECOnetic versions were launched which major on efficiency and low emissions. The 2.0 TDCI model has an impressive claimed fuel economy of 54.3mpg and emits 139g/km of CO2.

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Real MPG average for a Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015)

Real MPG was created following thousands of readers telling us that their cars could not match the official figures.

Real MPG gives real world data from drivers like you to show how much fuel a vehicle really uses.

Average performance

84%

Real MPG

23–62 mpg

MPGs submitted

1871

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Can you recommend a reliable family car for £1000?
"I'm currently looking for a second car that can double up as daily transport for short local journeys and taking the family and dog on local outings. We're a family of four I'm looking in the price range of £1000. Reliability, mpg and space are the main issues. The age is not an issue as many older cars have been well treated. I'll be looking at cars in the 10 - 15 years category. I can do some maintenance myself (oil, filters brakes etc). I have considered Toyota Avensis, Volvo V50 and Ford Mondeo. Are these cars good for my purpose and should I consider other unsung heroes? Thanks in Advance for any gems of wisdom."
Lots of good choices there. Personally, we love a Mondeo - they're great to drive and well equipped, plus there's always a Ford dealer closeby - but a Volkswagen Passat is also a good shout. The generation of cars you're looking at means that the opportunities for home servicing and maintenance are limited but you should be able to get the basics done. Whatever car you choose make sure you set aside some money for regular upkeep.
Answered by Keith Moody
Why does my car intermittently lose power?
"My 2009 diesel Ford Mondeo loses power for a minute or so, intermittently, and then seems to recover for a while before it happens again. What could the problem be?"
Replace the air and fuel filters. If the problem persists, get the turbo checked.
Answered by Dan Powell
Should I be wary of buying a high mileage car?
"I'm thinking of buying a 2008 petrol Ford Mondeo with 151,000 on the clock. The vehicle is quite tidy but I'm worried as the mileage is high. What should I be looking for with regards to faults and is it worth buying?"
It depends on what your level of expectation is for the car. If it's under £1500, it will probably be fine for one or two years as a cheap motorway runner. However, take note, this is a 12-year-old car that's approaching the end of its mechanical life. It will inevitably present problems as it gets older and the engine, gearbox, suspension and brakes wear out.
Answered by Dan Powell
Why does the clutch feel like it's slipping on my Mondeo Powershift?
"I drive a 2012 Ford Mondeo 2.0 TDCI with the Powershift gearbox. When I am driving at around 40-50 mph, the engine revs fluctuate up and down probably 1-200 revs, it feels like clutch slip! Any ideas please?"
This twin wet clutch transmission requires an oil and filter change every 3 years or 38,000 miles. The reason is that the oil is shared between the clutch pack and the gears and the clutch pack eventually burns it. Most wet clutch Powershift problems come from failing to change the oil at the prescribed intervals.
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What does a Ford Mondeo (2007 – 2015) cost?

Buy new from £23,395 (list price from £24,565)
Contract hire from £246.57 per month