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Very fuel efficent family car
I haved owned my 2010 mc mondeo diesel for 8.5yrs. Luckily powershift clutches were replaced under the remaining new car warranty by Ford at 50000kms 6mths after I bought the car.
150000klms now and no issues. Owners must keep in mind that gearbox is actually an automated manual so that bad driving habits that will kill a manuals clutch will kill the powershift i.e edging forward in traffic or using throttle instead of brakes to hold the car on a hill for example.
Also it is important that fluid and filter are changed every 60000klms in the g...
Purchased in February 2012 for A$20,000.00.
Beware of unreliable Powershift transmission!
I bought my 2014 TDCi Mondeo wagon last year and shortly after purchasing it the car made clunking and grinding noises when travelling up hills. Turns out my Mondeo had a damaged gearbox and upon further research (many hours online and phoning transmission specialists) I discovered that the dual clutch Mondeo gearbox is well know for being very fragile and are often known to fail after 100,000kms.
I was quoted $4500 by a local trans specialist to get it repaired. All the transmission specialists that I spoke to told be that these gearboxes ar...e very complicated and failed often. The turbo diesel Mondeos are excellent cars to drive when they are working well. However in my opinion the risk of getting one with a gearbox that will fail far outweighs the benefits. Buyer beware!!
Purchased in May 2019 for A$10,000.00.
A total lemon
I bought my Mondeo because it was European made and fuel efficient, but it’s turned out to be a total lemon. The first major repair was a blown transmission - a $7,000 repair. Since then it’s been one issue after another. Avoid at all costs!
Purchased in May 2012 for A$15,500.00.
The Mondeo is a daily driver but has done long trips as well. The 2 litre turbo diesel is relaxed and comfortable. Handling good. Massive room in hatchback. good long distance tourer, economical . Return trip to NSW half the cost in fuel compared to a Falcon ...or a BMW 325 which it replaced.
Purchased in January 2020 at motorwell for A$9,500.00.
Great, Reliable and great safety features packed in a car.
Great economy, power and agility, love it .145,000 from 89000 hasht missed a beat.
2litre Diesel has some surprising grunt in it.
Airbags all round including rear seatbelt bags.
Been through several falcons but love this comfort and no brake wobble after time from overheating brakes.
A joy to drive, hate adding kms to it for work purposes.
Mostly good. Bit of a slow gearbox holds it back.
This car does the job. I have the diesel version and extremely fuel efficient. Only problem is when you accelerate at low speeds there is a massive lag which can be quite frustrating. Trying to pull out into a gap in traffic can be difficult. Other than that it’s a very functional car in all other aspects. Fantastic boot space. Great for bikes and don’t need a roof rack.
Purchased in January 2016 for A$13,000.00.
Great car. Fast, reliable, spacious, comfortable, great on fuel.
I got the car brand new. 4 years/75,00km later, all I can say is... what a great family car. It is very spacious, has great boot space, great acceleration even at highway speeds. No major issues of any kind.
- great diesel engine, fantastic gearbox, great acceleration
- excellent fuel economy (6.9 litters)
- feels solid, performs really well through a band/great cornering
- quiet for a diesel car, especially at highway speeds, pure joy to cruise at 110-120km/h
- comfortable, especially the front seats
- heaps of space in the boot
- Mondeo MD (2015-2020)
- Verified purchase
Started out as great vehicle, but now...
I purchased this car in February 2018. It had 22,000KM on it, and was 14 months old. When I purchased it everything was tight, no noises, no squeals, no complaints! Fast forward 14 months and it's now 2.5 years old and at 93,000, and I hate it.
- Pretty fuel efficient - Diesel
- Decent enough Sound system
- Selectable Driving modes
- Great LED headlights
- Autonomous braking works well
- Radar is good for long drives ...
Purchased in February 2018 at Byrne Ford for A$33,000.00.
LOVE this Superstar Car!!!
Love love love our Ford Mondeo! Had this car for over 5 years and it has NOT ONCE let us down. Only been to the mechanic once of twice for minor issues. Great family car too. Massive boot! Highly recommended!!!
Purchased in March 2013 for A$10,000.00.
My Mondeo would have to be one of the nicest car's I have driven. It's very smooth powerful and quite loads of room for passengers and in the boot fantastic car to own.
Purchased in February 2019 for A$41,000.00.
Brilliant and so smooth and quiet.
Bought the Titanium MY 18.75 model last week and what a fantastic decision it was. This car is so nice to drive, smooth, quiet and powerful. What this car does not include should be on the list. Voice recognition is outstanding and seamlessly connects to my mobile phone within seconds of starting. Safety features are incredible. Can't wait to finish working out all the gadgets and how they function. Very under rated car and should definitely be pushed much harder by Ford. Love it.
Purchased in February 2019.
- Mondeo MB (2009-2010)
- Verified purchase
Absolutely the best car ever!
I do not know where to start.. this mondeo we bought which is the titanium diesel is incredible so very reliable. Fuel consumption is amazing.. we get 1000 km's per tank around town! Air conditioning. is freezing cold.. transmission is so smooth. We drive our mondeo 3 to 4 times per week. Servicing is done only at ford. The boot is massive .. larger than our ford falcon boot which was our previous car. Engine bay looks great and enough space to to work on the motor if need be. Electric heated seats are a plus and work fantastic. We have never h...ad any issues with our Mondeo. The sun roof works perfectly. No issues with our mondeo which we have had under 1 year . The leather is still immaculate .. it is not the usual cheap leather used in cars in Australia.. probably as it is a European made car. Best car ever for comfort, reliability and quality!
Beautiful car to drive
I love my car it’s awesome reliable lovely to drive couldn’t be happier leather interior, its a turbo diesel drives smooth and also has a sunroof I could not of asked for a better car i love showing it off it sticks to the road and has awesome performance must have
Hidden gem of a car
My first Modeo wagon was back in 2010 and this is my third one(renew every 3 years) and the best so far. This car has excellent road handling, heaps of torque, all the bells & whistles you need in a car such as
-easy to use touch screen with no fuss sat nav
-huge cargo space
-great sound system
- parking sensors
The list goes on. I also occasionally drive my wife’s Audi and this car comes pretty close for comparison to drive.
I do approx 45,000 kms a year and have had no issues with any of my Mondeo’s.
If your looking to buy a wagon just take it for a drive, you wont be disappointed.
Great vehicle .. early Mondeo tarnished this one for no reason
We had a 2009 petrol Mondeo for 6 years and only problem was manifold swirl flap solinoids went faulty with a code coming up . Cost was $150 to replace. That also increased the performance of the engine too. Please of leg room in the back and a very generous hatch area.
I think it's very good in terms of performance, and it's very quiet
I love the interiors, the only thing that's not enough is the internal space
Clutch joint point is very good grasp, but the various stalls are relatively smooth. Car steering power is just right, but there are auxiliary parking and other intelligent systems, parking in a bit effortless, security greatly improved.
Been an amazing car. No issues at all. Love it and will keep this car for a long time. Drives really well. Comfortable on long trips. Heaps of room. Highly recommend it.Made in Belgium by Ford. Europeans know how to build cars. Nice styling and shape.Cannot believe no issues in 9 years.
Love this beauty.
Well I have always been a Mondeo Man. Used it in UK for more than 5 years, use this beauty down under. No major problems. I drive around in Tasmania so sometime cold starts gives me a knocking sound. But after 15 minutes drive it goes off otherwise its a brilliant vehicle. Good average 6L/100 KM in highways and urban driving gives me around 7.4/100 KM. Love to drive this European/American beauty in Australian roads.
Best car I’ve driven or owned
I bought my Mondeo not long ago at 120k kms. After all the bad things japanese car lovers told me and advised on American car. I will tell you this:
- Ford Mondeo beats all Japanese nonsense by miles.
1. Economic: 8,5L/100km city driving, much much much cheaper than my friend’s camry (10.2L/100km)
2. Power: my car is turbo charged, overtaking is literally at ease.
3. Design: HELL YEAH! It looks so freaking goodcompare to others in the same class!
4. Safety: 5 stars, 6 airdbags, thick panels all around the car. You feel very safe and well protected. ...5. Noise cancellation is superb, diesel but listening to music is such a pleasure with this car. 6. Practicality: my dad is 6’3. He said the car is ridiculously spacious. ;)) 7. Interior finishes are much more appreciated, with many extra functionalities ( hill holder, cruise control, abs, sensors back and front...) Final words, if you are young and looking for a first car, don’t go with japanese, imma tell you. The design and practicality of japanese craps are way too outdated! (No sensors even on 2012 models???? Wth) Get ford mondeo I’m sure you’ll be impressed
Underrated car, such a pleasure to drive
One of the best cars I have driven.
The drive is firm and comfortable and has all the features you expect in a more expensive car.
The interior space is amazing and when you fold down the rear seats, the capacity is comparable to a mid size SUV.
I bought the car brand new and now after 1 year with 30,000 klms on the dial, it still feels great and i’m still excited to drive it every time i get in.
The retail price for the Titatium is quite pricey but i manage to get a great deal which makes it worth it.
The turbo Diesel engine is punchy and is smooth on highways and even around the city. Considering its a diesel, its relatively quiet inside.
I haven’t had any issues yet so can’t comment on those.
Likes: ...- Adaptive cruise control with lane departure - Sync 3 entertainment - Heated seats in winter - Legroom - Driving experience overall Dislike: - Service cost
Questions & Answers
Does anyone know if the transmission limited function is also just a “safe limp home” mode due to other issues. I don’t think the gearbox is misbehaving. My obd2 scanner didn’t identify any codes but digging down deeper I found 4 codes all related to switches.
C1513 - Brake switch circuit error
C1702 - Variant coding error
C1102 - Battery Voltage Low
C1283 - Yaw rate & G sensor-signal
Would any of these switches lead to a limp home mode
Hi Sergio dont know the answer to that but often with modern cars if the Battery is suspect it will cause the computer to play up. Seeming there is a code for low battery check the condition of the battery with a tester to see if that is the problem.
Thanks for that Mark. I should have added that the battery was changed about 12 months ago by the RACV. Next to all the codes it says “current” so I assume these codes are not historic and never cleared
I have 2010 Mondeo Diesel 6 speed auto I was driving on highway this morning and warning came up " transmission hot touch brake" I pulled over turned if off only for about 2 mins then continued on my way kept leaver in Drive and warning did not appear again, Does any1 know why this warning may have appeared ?
Hi Tracey sounds like transmission has gotten too hot for some reason and computer has told you to put the brakes on and slow down so it can cool down. Hopefully transmission is only due for an oil and filter change. Check log book to see when this was last done. Needs to be done every 60000klms max!!! When this is done get mechanic to check computer with scan tool to see if any error codes were logged.
Tracey put some newspaper on the ground under the engine gearbox and see if there are any leaks overnight from the transmission as it could be low on fluid. Topping up or changing the transmission fluid is a bit of a fiddly process. If its leaking definitely a problem and will cause transmission to overheat as will overdue for a change transmission fluid service.
car was running fine i was trying to do oul chance but the sump plug could not come out so i took the cor of the ramps and now the car wont start the dash board reads engane malfuion
yeah a friend done an oil change on ramps on a nissan pulsar and a similar thing happened. Guessing got something to do with excessive oil flowing down past the valves and getting sucked into the engine through valve stem seals because of the angle of the car on the ramps when he refilled the engine with oil. Think it fouled the Maf sensor causing error code. Might have to reset error code with scan tool and clean egr system if error reoccurs. I assume engine is running ok? I am not a mechanic and only know what Ive picked up from doing.
|Category||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Wagons||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|Wheels||17" Alloy||18" Alloy||17" Alloy||16" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||8.5 L/100km||5.3 L/100km||5.3 L/100km||8.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||62 L||62 L||62 L||62 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2L||4 Cylinder 2L||4 Cylinder 2L||4 Cylinder 2L|
|Max Power||149kW @ 5400rpm||132kW @ 3500rpm||132kW @ 3500rpm||149kW @ 54000rpm|
|Max Torque||345Nm @ 2700rpm||400Nm @ 2000rpm||400Nm @ 2000rpm||345Nm @ 2700rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Spain||Spain||Spain||Spain|
|Manufacturer Warranty||5 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2015||Jan 2015|
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