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Bought a 2nd hand Mondeo 2012 Diesel wagon with 145,000 km with good body condition. It is very economical to run average tank 860km city driving. Had heard about transmission problems but made sure the car had an up to date service history and bought from a dealer not privately to give me the added warranty protection. My wife loves driving it. The 6 speed power shift transmission is intuitive when driving and has great pulling power up hills which for a 2 litre is excellent much better than my other car which is a 3.8 litre Mitsubishi. Very glad I bought it.
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!
Bargain Second Car
I picked up a Mondeo at auction not realising how good it was. It had all the bells and whistles that I associated with a much more modern car. The level of comfort and driveability were a nice surprise. The leather seats and sunroof was nice bonus. Bluetooth, parking sensors, sports gear shift, CD stacker, multiple air bags, electric driver's seat adjustments, dual climate controls, automatic wiper and lights along with Isofix baby seat fittings are just some of the enjoyable bonus items that I was not expecting with my "cheap" second car. It's now my favourite car to drive.
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.
Fords never get old just just get better
my XR6 is awesome good on fuel great on comfort awesome car outright the nicest car Ive ever had as well its the best for trips I would always tell you if these were not a great car however THEY ARE just trust in your ford and drive it well
I bought my Mondeo Station Wagon new in November of 2015. I needed a wagon long enough to accommodate my giant scale radio controlled model planes. The only vehicles I found long enough were the Subaru Outback, the VW Passat and the Ford Mondeo, the Mondeo being about same length as a Ford Falcon. I am amazed how much stuff I can fit in the back of the Mondeo on an almost flat floor area, once the rear seat backs are folded down.
The Mondeo handles precisely, steering is completely neutral with no under or over steer. The 2 .0 liter Eco Boost ...
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!
The Mondeo is a great car to drive.
Driving the car is effortless, up to date with safety features, comfortable seating, modern looking. The Titanium has many many standard features including digital radio.
Too soon to really rate its reliability, only 3-4 months old, but no problems so far. Reasonable petrol usage for a car its size, averages 7-8 litres per 100 km.
July 8th 2018 Update: Follow up on my review from two years ago.
I still enjoy driving this car. No problems so far. Being top of the range in Australia one would expect additional inclusions which are only av...ailable in overseas markets e.g. rear cross traffic warning, a major exclusion in this car for some reason. Ventilated seats instead of heated only. Massage seat (drivers seat) not even an option at time of purchase. Speed sign recognition not available. Lane keeping assistance is unreliable, more often greyed out than useable. Does not function at all (including smart cruise control) in heavy rain. Fuel economy is very much up to the individual. Using cruise control whenever possible contributes a lot to lower fuel consumption. Drive the Mondeo more spiritedly and you will pay the price. My best was 6.7 litres, very careful driving. Average is around 8.5 litres. It is a big car after all, just an inch or so shorter than the Falcon. Overall, I can't fault the car mechanically or otherwise.
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.
Great car but some quality issues
My September delivered 2016 Mondeo MD Ambiente Wagon. Love the diesel very quite and fuel efficient. Sync 3 has had some issues the volume sometimes goes up and down on its own and you have to turn the car off to reset. The A/C when stopped in traffic( with auto stop disabled) starts to blow warm air. The steering wheel started to peel a couple of days ago after it bubbled in the recent Sydney heat wave. The car is 4 months old with 10k on it. Hopefully ford Australia come to the party for the steering wheel. Never mind the 7 months wait for i...t! I have done 55,000kms know and mechanically the car is faultless. My steering wheel was replaced but the new one has just bubbled a few weeks ago on a hot day in Sydney. The interior drivers door panel has worn away where I rest my arm while driving. My FG Falcon G6ET that has 117,000kms has no wear on either. Good car , the interior isn't the toughest and I'm not rough on cars. Truthfully I will be moving it on in 20,000kms and I will be getting a VW Passat wagon due to the issues I have found on the Mondeo.
Easy to drive and enjoy driving again
Mondeo titanium 2015 was a step up from my previous vehicle and I'm glad so far of the selection - diesel engine is awesomely efficient. For a diesel it's quiet enough and doesn't sound like a truck.
Features of the vehicle are well appointed for the price, would have liked the Sync 3 however Sync 2 does the job well.
Some people say the functions and the settings of the vehicle are complicated and a pain, they aren't at all... just work through it like a new smart phone - the vehicle has the ability for the user to change the Ambience ...lighting in the car with a selection of colours... Yet to take it on a long drive, but I already know it's going to be a comphy drive with those seats! If you're going to put some klm on the car, I'd go the diesel - sure maintenance is a bit more but a petrol engine would only do half the amount of klms
My Second Mondeo Diesel.
There is previous Mondeo MC and a MD Wagon review by me on this site elsewhere.
My previous Mondeo MC Zetec Diesel Wagon was very reliable and I only sold it as it was time for a new one.
I chose a July 2016 build Trend Diesel Hatch over the Wagon as I thought it would be slightly quieter over bumps as the wagon has a firmer suspension and firmer tyres based on the load carrying duty.
I try not to repeat what other had previous reported as I concur. I have done 600 km so far, and I conclude that the MC and MD are different designs, someth...
Bought the car with 75000ks and drove for 25000ks. The car is solidly built and handles well. Engine is smooth with plenty of torque.Fuel economy was great averaging 6.3 during all types of driving. I found the transmission at times hesitant particularly when accelerating in traffic and this was a little disconcerting. The air con is terrible, nowhere near as cold as it should be.
2007 2.0l wagon
We bought this in 2011 for NZ$10,000 with 100,000 km on the clock. It had been a sales rep's car and done mainly open road kms (or so we were told).
5 years on and 75,000km later it has proven to be a very reliable, practical and economical car to own (if a little unexciting).
In our time of ownership we have done front and rear brake pads and rotors, and oil and filter changes (@5k intervals which I do myself) - plus tyres and battery.
Heaps of space for passengers and your gear. The boot is huge.
Good stereo but no Bluetooth.
Good looks - in my opinion.
Comfortable on long trips.
Sure footed handling.
We have had no mechanical issues with this car. None. ...
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I have 2010 Ford Mondeo automatic and when you put the car into reverse and give it gas it keeps cutting out why does the car do that
where are the mondeo available a s the local ford dealers are not aware of a 2021 mondeo hatch 5 door
diesel being available what dealer has them
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|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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