Used Ford Mondeo
The latest Mondeo looks absolutely stunning, but used Mondeos can be a great buy, too. Its lasting legacy will be its supreme affordability and driving experience. A used Mondeo is a great saloon car with bags of history and a sorted chassis. That’s it. No gimmicks, no brand snobbery; just a saloon that Ford has really done the business on.
What you’ll get with a used Ford Mondeo
For most used Mondeo buyers, a Zetec or Ghia variant will be the clever buy with a diesel engine. The rare but brilliant ST220 version is one of the slowest-selling cars in the UK, but it’s performance and looks are fantastic. And if that’s all you really what you want in a car, then that’s the used Mondeo you should go for.
There’s a massive choice of engines, trim and spec-levels with the Mondeo. And with respectable residuals and a whole host of gadgets to keep you happy, a second-hand Mondeo makes for a great buy.
What you’ll pay for a used Mondeo
Depending on age, condition and mileage, a used Mondeo can be a very affordable saloon car. Prices for a ’04 Mondeo will be around £4,000 for a decent example with less than 70,000 miles on the clock. Even the rare and exclusive ST220 will be less than £7,000, which is a bargain for a car with 200+bhp.
Ford’s replacement parts are very respectable and affordable. New exhausts are around £300, while a replacement manual door-mirror is about £50. Ford’s company ethos was always affordability, and they seem to be keeping with that ideology with the price of its parts.
How the second-hand Mondeo drives
Putting it simply, a used Mondeo drives like a dream. It has managed to get a name for itself as one of the most exciting and impressive cars on the open road. The sporty ST220 will keep the drivers happy, while a diesel Zetec or Ghia is the car for the eco-conscious motorist. Newer ECOnetic models are designed with the planet in mind.
Performance across the range is decent. The Mondeo really is just a saloon to waft in and drive responsibly. It’s not a sporty set up, but it is a well-made and reliable saloon that will keep your wallet feeling healthy.
What awards does the Ford Mondeo have?
Since it was first manufactured, the Ford Mondeo has picked up numerous awards. It’s the Mondeo’s drive and design that makes it attractive to so many used car buyers. In 2013, it was named as “Best Estate Car” and “Best Family Car” at the What Car? Car of the Year awards.