Ford Mondeo Estate 2000-2005


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Review by Guest
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"LPG converted, ideal mpg :)"

Exterior and Interior

Lots of space for family and rear space and it has a good driving position. Outside the car doesn't look bad, good around town and longer trips. Already back from trip a 2000km trip, no problems only stops for GAS and petrol.

Performance and Economy

STAG 4 eco conversion is ideal on this vehicle. It works well with this engine and travelling 100km will take 9.5l gas LPG. A mixed drive takes 10l LPG. The cost of LPG is 1l=0.72p and will beat all diesels hands down hehe.

Like to Drive

It is good to drive, the steering is ok. The front electric heated glass is a great idea :) I would recommend that the most. One of the best estates in its class. Beats the VW Passat and Audi A6. As mentioned above, it seems to me that for this model the value for money and comfort is great. <

Faults and Repairs

The thermostat and lambda sensor have been replaced, but other than that this engine still has its original parts. After a year I got and only oil changed - 5w30 Ford fully synthetic.
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Review by Nikki
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Love it"

Exterior and Interior

This car is very roomy, you don't all feel like you've been squeezed in, you can even fit 3 child seats in the back and the boot space is huge we can fit a pushchair not folded up in the back and still have loads of room for shopping, the outside of the car is not boring to look at like some estates I have seen

Performance and Economy

The performance of the car is great - we can't ask for anything better from an estate car, its a little pricey to fill the tank to full, but then that's not the car's fault. It's down to the cost of fuel at the moment, but it does last nearly a whole month for us

Like to Drive

It's very easy to drive, I've never had any problems with driving it although when you have a full boot you can really feel it in the steering but I'm sure most cars would be the same, it's even really good to drive in the snow and even though others in our street get snowed in and can't go to work, I have always managed to get out and go to work <

Faults and Repairs

I've never had any major faults with my car and all repairs I have had to make have never really cost a fortune
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Review by Guest
Monday, May 16, 2016

Overview

"Top Fuel Economey and Loads of Space!!"

Exterior and Interior

The Exterior design of the face lifted Mondeo gave ford the new edge in 2000 and was without doubt one of the best estate shaped cars Ford designed. With a great view of the road ahead and also very small areas of blindspots. The interior is with out doubt roomy and always 5 adults to have plenty of room without being squashed up for the long journey. The boot space is massive with enough room for 6-8 large suitcases.

Performance and Economy

The performance was of high importance to me as we use the car for towing and do use the car for the weekly shopping trips like most families. The car ticks all the boxes with mine being the newer 130psi engine which gives better performance and fuel return then the older 115psi diesel engine. Returning on a long trip around 60 miles to the gallon and around 40mpg around town. Its performance is second to none and with it quick turbo you wouldn’t notice it was a diesel.

Like to Drive

Its driving position is amazing with good views around the car with an easy to read dash and a decent electric height adjustable seat making it great what ever height and size you are. The car drives faultless with very little engine or road noise so it sometimes is unbelievable to realise you are sat in a diesel. <

Faults and Repairs

Fuel pumps are a normal problem to go on these engines along with injectors, but the is plenty of spare parts available in the used market and being a Ford main dealer parts and service parts are cheap as well. The most expensive thing mine has had spent was the rear bushes which is a subframe out job and was mainly damaged due to towing however at £285 at ford to repair and replace I wasn’t moaning to much for a car that has given me so much.
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