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    Agreed, they're both going to drink it over 375 miles a week, not including when you pop out for this, that or the other. You might live to dislike it if it costs you an arm and a leg to run.

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    Ten bags for a 22 year old car with the turning circle of a tanker Jeez - what's going on in the world.
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    Like Ryan said, markets gone mental. Its a 7-8k car really but there you go

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    Well I'm about to find out as I now need a new car and I have similar requirements to you.
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    Go for a mapped D5.

    Our xc70 was surprisingly quick for what it was and returned 60+ mpg on a run.

    D5 manual remapped at Collins performance as far they could push all stock parts.

    I would never have a manual by choice again tho

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    The less you put into a daily, the more you can put into the Amazon

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    I have never owned a Ford before the Mondeo and I have to say, its excellent. 58 mpg on a long run, loads a room, comfy over long distances and the 180ps model has some shunt for a big estate.

    The prices are considerably cheaper than the german cars and I think they are a very underrated car. I paid close to 15k for my titanium spec but it had only 15k miles on it. A mate has just bought a similar age Zetec with 105k miles on it for 7k.

    Worth a look ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jonny Wilkinson View Post
    I have never owned a Ford before the Mondeo and I have to say, its excellent. 58 mpg on a long run, loads a room, comfy over long distances and the 180ps model has some shunt for a big estate.

    The prices are considerably cheaper than the german cars and I think they are a very underrated car. I paid close to 15k for my titanium spec but it had only 15k miles on it. A mate has just bought a similar age Zetec with 105k miles on it for 7k.

    Worth a look ?
    What year is your mondeo mate?
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    This is mine, itís a few years old but has a few toys and I really like it.




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    Not actually averse to the mondeo tbf. Not a bad looking car.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MEL View Post
    Not actually averse to the mondeo tbf. Not a bad looking car.
    2.2 diesel with a remap goes well. Titanium x sport with a lot of toys is key. Lane depart, radar cruise, keyless etc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    What year is your mondeo mate?
    2016. Doing around 25k miles a year and wanted something that would last 4 years, hence low mileage diesel 180ps model.

    Nicest surprise was it came with a fold-away towbar with electrics that I didn't find until I washed it for the first time. lol That saved me a good £500 as I planned to fit one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chriscooke View Post
    2.2 diesel with a remap goes well. Titanium x sport with a lot of toys is key. Lane depart, radar cruise, keyless etc.
    Later 2.0 diesel 180ps is sweet and v. quiet and can be remapped I believe but, for me, doesn't need it.

    Lane depart and auto headlamp dip/dazzle are the only two things I hate about it. My other half likes them on but they're the first thing I switch off when I get in the car.

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