Hot Car Deal – Ford MondeoSave money on Ford’s Mondeo family car
16 October 2013
IMPORTANT: Read the information at the bottom of this page before going ahead with any car purchase.
Few cars offer as much metal for your money as the Ford Mondeo. We’ve scoured the internet to find the cheapest deals – including a brand new Mondeo hatchback for just over £14,000.
If you went to the Goodwood Festival of Speed this summer, you’ll have seen the forthcoming Ford Mondeo. Chances are you'll have liked it, too. Even among far more exotic fare, the Ford’s Jaguar-esque curves, super-slim headlights and Aston Martin-style grille stood out.
Sadly, while the next Mondeo is already on sale in the USA (where it’s badged as the Ford Fusion), it won’t reach UK showrooms until the latter half of 2014. Blame a factory closure in Belgium, where the car was due to be built.
It’s not all bad news, though. The production hold-up has resulted in some great deals on the current car, not least from Ford itself. The company recently announced an entry-level Mondeo Graphite 1.6 petrol, priced at just £15,995. That’s considerably less than a mid-range Ford Focus (a smaller car from the class below) and within a tenner of the cheapest Skoda Octavia 1.2 petrol.
However, we can do even better. Which? researchers have checked prices at reputable internet brokers to bring you our three best deals on the current Mondeo. Read on for more details.
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Mondeo Graphite from £14,000
The Mondeo depreciates (loses value) quickly, so it makes sense to buy one of the cheaper models; that way you have less to lose. Cheapest of all is the Mondeo Graphite 1.6 petrol hatchback, as mentioned above. But you don't need to pay £15,995. In fact, long-established car broker Drive The Deal can offer the same car for just £14,248.
Obviously at that price, the Graphite doesn't come with all the bells and whistles., although it's hardly basic. You get air conditioning, front and rear electric windows, heated door mirrors, Bluetooth, iPod/MP3 connectivity, an electric driver's seat, 16-inch alloy wheels and a full complement of airbags - including a driver's knee airbag.
You also get a car that's great to drive and scored five stars in the Euro NCAP safety tests. Not bad for half the price of a BMW 320d.
Save money on Mondeo Zetec diesel
Most Mondeos are sold to fleets rather than private customers, so Ford recently launched a new Business Edition trim level to suit. Fortunately, what works for company car drivers - i.e. low CO2 emissions and lots of equipment - is equally beneficial for the rest of us.
The Mondeo 2.0 TDCi Zetec 140 Business Edition has Ford's well-proven 2.0-litre diesel engine, which emits just 114g/km. At 2013 rates, that equates to car tax of £30 a year. Standard kit includes sat nav, a DAB radio, front and rear parking sensors, cruise control, tinted glass and 17-inch alloys.
Retail price for the car is £21,495, but you can save £5,000 by shopping at Nationwide Cars.
Huge Ford Mondeo Estate discount
'Huge' is indeed the word, because the Mondeo Estate has one of the biggest boots we've ever measured. There's also plenty of headroom and legroom in the back, with Isofix mounting points for child car seats. It all adds up to an excellent family car.
If you need to haul heavy loads, you'll probably want a diesel engine. Fitted with the 140 bhp 2.0 TDCi unit, the Estate emits 120g/km of CO2 - low enough to keep it within the £30 tax band.
We recommend the entry-level Graphite trim, which comes with all the equipment noted above and retails at £19,445. Shop at Carfile, though, and you'll find the same car for just £16,928. Admittedly, it won't come with sat nav, but our Best Buy portable sat navs are much better value anyway.
Hot Car Deals:
- Ford Mondeo Graphite 1.6 petrol hatchback - £14,248 at Drive The Deal
- Ford Mondeo Zetec Business Edition 2.0 TDCi 140 diesel hatchback - £16,498 at Nationwide Cars
- Ford Mondeo Graphite 2.0 TDCi 140 diesel estate - £16,928 at Carfile
Hot Car Deal hunters please note:
- The car brokers and deals featured are not vetted, endorsed or recommended by Which?. Always check the specifics of the deal so you know exactly what you are getting and who is supplying the car. Make sure all aspects of the deal are confirmed in writing before committing to buy.
- Not all brokers deal in UK sourced vehicles, and this may have an impact on standard equipment and warranty levels.
- The term ‘pre-reg’ or ‘pre-registered’ refers to vehicles that are brand new but already registered with the DVLA. This means that you will appear as the second owner on the V5 registration document.
- Beware of unscrupulous brokers who tell you they will have to retain the V5 registration document for a period of time after your purchase of the car. Vehicles sold this way may be cheap, but there are legal implications, including the risk that you the buyer could be committing a criminal offence when you drive the car, so they should be avoided.