Product Type: Ford cars
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Ford Mondeo ST TDCI
Member Name: tleefox
Ford Mondeo ST TDCI
Advantages: Affordable Performance, Economical, Comfortable
Disadvantages: Sometimes Reliability
I have had a 2005 "55" Mondeo ST TDCi since May 2007, and I love it to bits.
As with most Mondeo owners, I bought the car because I wanted something which was cheap to own and run, but big and comfortable at the same time (I am 6ft 5). I also needed a car which would be reliable, as I cover a lot of miles. The Mondeo certainly ticks all of these boxes.
I decided to pay a bit more and get the ST version, simply because being only 22 when I bought the car, I wanted to be able to maintain a degree of street credibility.
For a diesel, the car is very punchy and has more than enough power and top end speed for most people. For such a big car, it still surprises me now how easily it pulls away, particularly in the higher gears. Because the car has 6 gears, the Mondeo manages to maintain a high MPG - I do not drive like a priest and on a combined cycle get 45MPG easily. On a motorway run that will go up to 50-55MPG without much effort.
Inside, as you would expect from a Mondeo, the car is very comfortable, and will take 5 people and a load of luggage without any effort.
One word of advice for anyone buying one would be to get an Approved Used one from Ford. Mine still had about 18 months warranty on it when I bought it, and I had a lot of things replaced in that period which would have cost me fortune without the warranty (clutch, bodywork, turbo components etc)
Overall, this is an excellent value car for the money, and I would recommend it to anyone.
Summary: Get one!!
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