The used Ford Mondeo is every car you'll ever need. The rise in quality from the original 90s Mondeo has been relentless, and it's hard to believe that Ford can now build a better car. While new prices are steep, depreciation is the used buyer's friend and you'll be buying acres of space, exceptional refinement and a smooth ride. You've also got a massive range of engines to select from. Possibly the best is the 2.0-litre 138bhp turbodiesel, which revs beautifully and offers keen handling, limpet-like grip and precise steering.
The whole family will notice the comfortable ride, there's minimal road noise, and the engine is so refined, it practically wears a cravat. Apart from the cavernous interior, the boot is the size of Scotland and the split-fold rear seats offer excellent flexibility. There's air-con, cruise control, remote central locking, electric windows, quick-clear windscreen, Bluetooth and MP3 connectivity all as standard and an array of other luxuries to choose from.