Ford Mondeo is a cheap offering in the executive estate segment

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Motorists looking for a vehicle in the large executive estate bracket have been told that they will struggle to find one that is cheaper to own than the Ford Mondeo.

Writing for Fleet Directory, Lee Sibbald remarked that the Ford Mondeo Estate 2.2 TDCI Titanium is a vehicle offering motorists "cheap running costs" for its size.

The addition of a 2.2-litre diesel engine to the range has helped to reduce the amount of CO2 emissions generated, while improving fuel consumption.

Mr Sibbald states that the 45.6 miles to the gallon that can be achieved by motorists is "very respectable", while the 165g/km of CO2 emitted means the vehicle is in Band D for vehicle excise duty.

Furthermore, lower accident repair costs mean that the vehicle falls into a cheaper car insurance group than some of its rivals, which include the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and Audi A6.

According to Ford, the Mondeo’s "muscular" exterior and "well-equipped" interior are designed with "uncompromised quality".

The vehicle also scooped both the Best Family Car and Best Estate Car at the What Car? Car of the Year 2009 Awards.

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  1. The Ford Mondeo diesel is excellent value to buy and to run, that is until you reach the magic mileage of 80,000 plus. Then you will have to start spending money, at around £1,000 a pop. First the Dual Mass flywheel will disintegrate, taking the starter motor with it. c£1,000. Then the injectors and pump will wear to the extent that the car will refuse to start due to low fuel pressure. c£1,000 for the pump and another £1,000 for a set of injectors. Then, at some point the ECU will begin to play up, due to its being cleverly sited under the offside front wing and beginning to rot from the damp. c£1,000. And so it goes. I’m on my fifth Mondeo. The third diesel. I love them, but only because they’ve all been company cars and I don’t have to worry about the cost of repairs.

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