Ford Mondeo MC (Hatchback) (2010-2014) has been discontinued. See all Ford Hatchbacks.
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 $20,000.00.
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 $13,000.00.
I personally think that the car I chose to buy was a far more superior drive to even the newer ones I looked at. Performance is on tap, handling a little heavy, but I like that in a car. Hardly know it’s a diesel until you clock 900ks and still have room to move. Interior is hands on, easy to reach and navigate. Only dislike in this model/ year is where the window switches are located. Behind/ underneath door armrest. A little ‘ out of the way’ but 1st world problem. Being 6’2”, legroom is fantastic front and rear.
Great car. Best Ford ever!
The Mondeo is a great car. It has virtually all the same fittings and accessories as our Mercedes and cost significantly less. The only fault I can find with this car is that it is extremely difficult to get the ignition key in. It's tucked away behind the steering wheel and you really need to open the front door to find the keyhole!
Other than that it does everything really well, without fuss, and once a year servicing is economical
Fantastic family car!
Wow, what a great car our Zetec diesel has been. In 5 years we clicked just over 160,000 on the clock, without a single problem. The handling is great, the space is fantastic and the economy (genuine 6.3l per 100), for a car just a smidge smaller than a falcon, is off the planet! The only downside for us has to be the resale, I guess the popular vote goes to the SUV category, but as any of the other Mondeo owners will attest, you will regret getting a bigger car with less space.
If it weren't for resale and that we can't get a bull bar for i...t (we have now move out of town into kangaroo country) we would buy exact same car again. Highly recommend a Mondeo if you want a family car with a ton of space, that is comfortable and easy to drive, and has great handling. G. P.S. We still won't buy a SUV, even with the need for a bull bar!
Great car for a great price.
Without doubt the best car I've ever owned. I have a pretty loyal history with Ford, well with Ford falcons that's is. Have owned quite a few from a 78 xb falcon to an xr6 and xr8, sedan and station wagon, but the mondeo is by far the most superior. I can't believe the resale value on these cars, we got ours for a song. Had it for a year now, we bought a 2012 titanium for its beautiful, smooth, super fast driving experience and HUGE hatch size.... Aaaand for the seat warmers! My husband and I can both lay head to toe in the back with the seats ...down, and we have a golden retriever that sits comfortably in the back. It's very responsive, has without doubt the best breaks I've ever experienced. We have the petrol model and get up to 800kms a tank on open road even when packed full, less around the city, on average 600kms a tank I reckon. Great stereo, parking sensors everywhere makes it bliss to park, and oh those toasty heated seats!! Has brilliant cruise control, and this thing has major guts when you hit the excelerator yet hugs corners even in the wet seemingly effortlessly. I feel really really safe in this car. Which says something as the car we owned before this was a Land Rover Discovery, nice car but cost us a fortune in constant repairs. Had the mondeo almost a year and haven't spent a cent on it. It should be noted though, some early mondeos had problems with the transmission and when we first purchased ours there was a strange gear change shudder type sensation when taking off from stand still. Took it back to Ford to update it's software and it's been fine since. Great modern car for a great price, it has so many luxury features, great seats with automatic adjusting, automatic lights and wipers, Bluetooth etc, in fact the Audi dealer said this mondeo had more features than some of his top end Audi's. Only thing missing in this model was GPS but we were fine with that. We love this car so much will be hanging onto it for a while to come.
95% Great car, very happy owner.
The driving dynamics of the Mondeo are fantastic. I drive a 2011 Titanium Diesel with the Powershift. Currently on around 112,000km after purchasing the car with 107,000km. One of the things I love is the hydraulic assisted steering which gives you a proper drive feel compared to most electric assisted steering systems. Diesel engine is a gem of a motor. Very pleasant to drive. Recently took the car on a long road trip and it impressed me greatly! Drove Sydney(Cronulla) to Torquay, VIC (Start of Great Ocean Road) stopping in Albury for the nigh...t with a little bit of urban driving. Fuel light came on when i arrived in Torquay at 1059km and filled up with 11L remaining which could easily get an extra 150km. Car is jam packed with features such as radar cruise control, voice control, follow me home, cornering headlamps which are a big plus. Overall very impressed with the car. Only cons are a few creaks in the cabin when driving, powershift hesitation at takeoff, especially when pulling out of a driveway whilst turning left or right. Would recommend!
Great car - Bad Air con
Overall I've been very happy with my 2011 Zetec Mondeo Hatch. Fuel economy is good in the diesel and handles very well with a large boot. The only let down is the Aircon. It's blowing hot air and fuses. Taken it to Ford three times and they can't fix it? Asked another Ford dealership in Adelaide and they advised me the cost would be too high and they would need to get it to an air conditioner specialist. He diagnosed it as It could be the compressor or bad earthing? as the gas was good.
Beware of the DSG
Well built car, ecoboost paired with power shift DSG was quick, smooth and responsive although slow to respond when pulling away from stopped. Equipment is a little dated now no screen for radio but it sounds great. I owned the Zetec and the seats were plain. Handling was good on fast sweeping bends but suspension was a little too soft for my liking. My owner experience didn't end well however as my service center didn't change the oil and filter in the DSG gearbox at 60000 kms resulting in the gearbox destroying itself at 90000 Kms. It is an $11000 fix! I traded it as it was and got less than $3000 for it.
Fantastic car to drive & built to a high standard, great features
Great power & torque
Superb economy using 5.5ltrs per 100ks
High quality stereo & audio without distortion
Interior very spacious with lots of storage and boot space.
Easy to park
Not as loud as most Diesel engines
All round a amazing car that I liked so much bought another one for our family
3 Years On - Love the car - but cant get over the problems!
Alright folks I've had the car now for 3 years and 6 months - correction 3 years and 4 months, as it has spent almost 2 months at the dealership and the manufacturer.
This is over a cruise control issue that started in May 2014 and has not yet been resolved. Simply put either the cruise control refuses to disengage or it completely shuts off by itself, and there have been so many parts thrown at it over the last 22 months its not funny. Ironically, it seems that this particular vehicle is possessed and not even the ford engineering guys in ...Melbourne have it resolved (if they have, they sure haven't told us about it). Long story short, my car is being replaced with a new one, with contribution from us! Nevertheless I am here to review the car after 3 years of ownership and that is what I will do! From a performance perspective, very little has changed the long term fuel consumption average is 6.1L/100 nowhere close to the 5.3L/100KM that they claim, but still impressive as the car is also idled a fair bit both in winter and summer. There are no body squeaks or rattles for the 3 years and 95,000 kms that the vehicle has traveled and therefore would score the build quality 5/5. What I have noticed is that my vehicle has an issue with the wheels staying aligned, particularly excessive negative camber. The vehicle has wheel alignment corrected every 10,000 kms over the last 40,000kms. Resulting in uneven tyre wear and tyre life of approximately 45000kms. Would give this aspect a 2/5. I have to add that the vehicle has not been in any incident to compromise suspension/steering components. Perhaps just mine, or more common, yet to be determined.
I love my Ford Mondeo LX
I bought my mondeo with 24000 km on it. I nave put another 25000 kms and it hasn"t missed a beat. The 2.3 litre engine needs more power but, no complaints. A lovely car to drive with good safety and comfort. The handling is sure and stable and I like how itsits on the road. I put aĺloys on it as it came with steelies and it looks as good as the day I got it. It can be a little noisy on some road surfaces but, generally a quiet car to sit in and enjoy. The interior is fuctional but over the top. I like the layout and find it easy to use. It cou...ld use a usb port and a reversing camera as they should be standard on any car these days. The bluetooth works well but the voice control was hard to learn. I am averaging about 9 litres per 100 kms and I think this is acceptable for this size of car. I like my mondeo and would recommend a mondeo to anyone wanting a family car with class, safety and poise. Just invest a few more dollars and buy the turbo petrol. You won't regret your choice of car!
The Almost Perfect Car
I am the proud owner of a diesel titanium hatchback and having owned many cars in my day this is the best by far. First the build quality is fantastic as it's built in Belgium and the engine is amazing. I get 1000kms from the 70l tank for the city cycle, it's got amazing tourqe for towing and still very zippy.
Very comfortable to drive, very solid (I was t-boned by a drunk driver doing 70kmh and the damage was surprisingly contained. Still written off so I went and got another mondeo).
The only things I can fault are the transmission and aut...
I bought a new Mondeo Titanium Ecoboost in 2011 after looking at numerous medium/large cars (Aurion/Camry, Liberty, Passat). I made the decision based on it's driving characteristics and value for money. After 4 years I am happy to say it's been a fantastic car! The Ecosboost engine is torquey and the transmission is smooth (once warmed up). The suspension and steering are much better than a Camry and it is a sporty drive. It's been a good family car with plenty of room for kids in the back and bikes with the seat down. In all the car has been ...faultless and a pleasure to own. Where this car really wins me over is the technology that was fitted STANDARD to this vehicle - Radar cruise control, lane departure warning, blind spot warning, dual zone climate control, turning headlights, parking sensors, keyless entry/start, rain sensing wipers, auto high beam, heated seats etc etc. That combined with alloys, sunroof, leather trim for a $44K car new make it a winner. (The only thing that was missing in 2011 was GPS). This car was built in Belgium. Most of the European "luxury" brands still in 2015 have most of this equipment as optional extras and will cost you more than double a Mondeo either new or second hand. The only draw back to this car has been depreciation. I can probably only get $12-$15K for it now. In my opinion this has been a great car and very under rated in Australia. (Ford Australia really should have done a better marketing job!)
2012 Diesel Mondeo
purchased as a 3 year old vehicle with 63,000kms on the clock, only had for 2 weeks , but put 2,000kms on it ,
fuel appears to be tracking to the 1100 kms per tank , ride good , quiet , responsive . Has a solid feel , have given my partner a good drive too both in Sydney traffic and on the hwy. All good . Still getting used to the indicators on the "other side" and I'm finding the seat a tad uncomfortable after a while but haven't spent the time to check how to change, I've even taken it off road with a trailer getting firewood !!! I've had s...
Questions & Answers
This morning, we had to have our battery replaced and once that was done and the car restarted, I noticed that even though the A/C was ON, the air was not circulating..?? I powered off the A/C and back on, but still did not work..!! Is there something I should be doing to reset the A/C again..???
I have a 2014 Mondeo MC diesel hatch 102000km.
How often do I need to change the Camshaft drive belt, (if at all). Is this chain driven?
I think I need to change the auxiliary drive belts every 180000km or 10 years though.
Hi Barry mc tdci has a timing belt that ford recommend be changed at 200k or 10 years.The water pump and idler and guides are changed as well hence 10 year coolant change from new as well.They also have a chain that should last the life of the engine if the correct oil is used. Going to get mine done in next year or so and go to ford as my mechanic hasnt got the tool to lock the cams while the belt etc are replaced.
Hi All. I was looking to buy 2012 Ford Mondeo zetec TDCI automatic (diesel) with 175,000 km on the clock. An older gentlemen is selling it cheap (around 6000$) in my suburb. I was looking to drive it for Uber (at least one year) due to its spacious interior / boot, and fuel economy. I have heard some bad reviews about its dual clutch transmission. Just asking folks out there, will it be a good buy. should i do pre-purchase inspection and how to do transmission check. what to look for ? etc. Thanks you.
The gear box MUST be serviced every 60,000km. If your transmission hasn't been serviced to 175,000 I'd keep well clear. I've got a 2011 taxi mondeo with a transmission that's done 380,000km and still strong, but I've strictly serviced it every 60,000.
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|Category||Cars and Hatchbacks|
|Drive Type||Front Wheel Drive (FWD)|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||9.5 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||70 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.3L|
|Max Power||118kW @ 6500rpm|
|Max Torque||208Nm @ 4200 rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Belgium|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)|
|Release date||Jan 2010|
|Discontinuation date||Dec 2014|
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