Our Fleet Test Drive: Ford Mondeo estate - 11th Report
04 December 2008
Author: Hugh Hunston
Ford Mondeo in snow
Since I took the keys to our Mondeo, it's spending more of its time in rural conditions, which has resulted in a 44.0mpg average over the latest 1000 miles.
That's edged the average to 40.0mpg, up 4.0mpg on my colleagues' city performance.
The looks are a handsome blend of form and function, and avoid the damning praise a senior Ford manager once gave the brand's Scorpio, which is the same size as our Mondeo, of which he said: "I love driving it because then I don't have to look at it."
The Mondeo ancestor did, though, pioneer the Quickclear windscreen, that takes the hassle out of unexpectedly snowy October mornings.