- £7k Mondeo estate
Mate had one – was bullet proof, and the previous owner had used it for towing too. The only thing that caught him out was he needed to replace rear shocks and the model he had had the self leveling rear suspension, which made the job quite expensive as the cost of the shocks were something like £200 insteat of about £80. Other than that a very practical car and was reliable for him.Posted 5 years agotakisawa2Subscriber
176k here on an older 52 plate model.
You would never know from driving it though.
A £7k 40k mile model should be a safe bet.
I would have thought Ford had sorted the much lauded Injector/DMF issues that apparently plagued the older models.Posted 5 years ago
Of course, it could be that given the Mondeo outsold anything else by quite a margin, the net is going to be full of horror stories, & the many millions of other Mondeo’s built & sold were/are mostly fine. 😕failedengineerMember
My company Mondeo estate was traded in at 2 years old and 80,000 miles a few months ago. Got £9000 from a Landrover dealer who said it would go straight to auction. Never missed a beat and drove like a new car. I also put 100,000 miles on a previous model 130BHP diesel which I bought at 5 months old for (IIRC) £11,500 when the new price was £19,000. Highly recommended. The only grumble I had with the estate was parking it. Very nimble on the road, but much more of a handful in a car park!Posted 5 years agoB.A.NanaMember
Very nimble on the road, but much more of a handful in a car park!
Much bigger than the hatch or just worse back end visibility?
TBH I didn’t get that remark, I never found my mkIII estate any more or less difficult than any largish car might be. Altho I’ve never had much problem with spacial awareness that might be required to park, parallel park etcPosted 5 years agorocketmanMember
The hatch is a pain to park as well
Have never had any problems with mine tbh. It’s only two inches wider than the Focus I had before and the driving position in relation to the rest of the car seems almost identical. The only real concern is the length which is about 5ft longer than the Focus. Practiced a few times reversing up to walls and getting out to see how close it was
Highlight was the winter of 2010 when I handbrake turned it into an approximate space on the car park at work. Imagine my delight when the snow melted later on and the Mondeo was perfectly between the lines 🙂Posted 5 years agoNorthwindSubscriber
I’ve got a mk3 estate and it doesn’t physically fit in any of the parking spaces at my work or my local supermarkets- sticks out for miles at the end, and fills them almost completely left to right, so a fat lass wouldn’t be able to get in or out. So yeah, parking can be a bit of an issue sometimes. (on the plus side, it’s scabby and dented so I don’t mind just abandoning it in a ditch if need be)Posted 5 years ago
Yeah, it’s the length that’s the problem (fnaar).
Plus mine has a spoiler which makes it difficult to work out where the arse end is. I’ve got used to it now, but at first I was forever parking so close to a wall I couldn’t open the tailgate.
The way the front drops off as well, makes tight maneuvering a bit of a ‘use the force’ exercise.Posted 5 years agoeskayMember
Has anyone got a mk4 estate with parking sensors fitted and could post a picture of their positions?
I have bought a set but have only managed to find two photos of them fitted and they are different! one had them fitted below the light that is on the corner of the bumper and the other one had them mounted above the light!Posted 5 years ago
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