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Mondeo ST TDCi, Performance Blue, Ultra Low Mileage

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Hi all,

Sadly I'm forced to sell my very little used, but much appreciated Mondeo Mk 3 ST TDCi. For the last year or two it has mostly sat outside the house, not being used and so is costing me money without moving an inch. Far better that it goes to an appreciative owner who will use it and enjoy driving it.

ULTRA LOW MILEAGE - just over 36,000 guaranteed miles and full annual service history


Performance blue
Manual transmission
Standard ST stiffened and lowered sports suspension
Acceleration: 8.7 seconds (0-62 mph) – it really goes on the motorway where you can use the 360ft-lbs of torque
to leave other cars behind.
Top Speed: 136 mph
Tyres are all in good condition with plenty of tread left.

Annual service and MOT: these are due shortly so I will make arrangements for them to be done so that the buyer has a full year before either is due.
NO significant advisories. I’ve had to use “Trust Ford” for servicing (which is the most ironically named organisation I know) for several years and they are always looking for ways to extract more cash without justification (ask me about the incident with the rear indicator bulbs!).

I bought the car at 6 months old from the TC Harrison Ford dealership in Peterborough as an ex-demonstration vehicle. Over the entire time of ownership I’ve had very few problems: the EGR valve has been replaced and earlier this year it has had a new power steering pump, and new exhaust. It still drives and performs superbly.

Generally excellent condition inside and out, though there are some things needing attention:

  1. The alloy wheels are in poor condition due to living in London on a road with the most excessive camber you will ever see. It was only a matter of time before they had a coming together with the kerb.
  2. I had to replace the radiator grille after some moron took a shine to it and left me with a yawning gap. Unfortunately I couldn’t find a grille for an ST at a sensible price at the time, so the one fitted is from a standard Mondeo. If I can find the right grille I will fit it before sale.
  3. There is one small dent in the rear driver side door. Unfortunately it is on the door crease so it is a little noticeable.






More pictures are available here:


If you are interested and would like to see the car please contact me on:
0797 369 1815 or

Viewing by APPOINTMENT ONLY please. 

Ads will be going up on ebay and Gumtree, but I would rather sell to a true Ford enthusiast.
Thanks for looking.

For those of you who aren’t aware what you get on one of these here is the list of the features and functions:

Driver Controls and Facilities

Power Assisted Steering
Electronically controlled Anti-Lock Brakes (ABS) with EBD
Interactive vehicle dynamics including Electronic Stability Program (ESP) and EBA
'High Beam on' indicator
Automatic headlights
Audible lights on warning
Fuel gauge with warning light
External temperature gauge
Airbag fault warning light
Brake failure warning
Oil pressure warning light
Glow plugs warning
Door open warning
Handbrake on warning light
Water temperature gauge
Facia mounted master lighting control
Automatic front wipers with variable front intermittent control and rain sensor
Rear wiper with electric wash
Cruise control
Column mounted audio remote controls
Courtesy light - delayed switch off
Fasten seatbelt reminder (disabled at my request by dealership – can be re-enabled)
Heated variable front seats
Leather steering wheel with metal finish spokes
Leather gearknob with satin aluminium insert
Multi function trip computer
Speedometer with trip recorder
Auto dimming rear view mirror
Reach & rake adjustable steering column


Safety and Security
Front and rear door side impact beams
Anti submarining-fully reclining front seats
Remote central double locking with illuminated entry
Two keys with global closing
Anti-burst high-security shielded door locks
Thatcham category 1 alarm system with perimetric + volumetric protection
Safeguard immobiliser
Visible vehicle identification number

Front Area Facilities and Users Controls

Front side airbags
Front side-curtain airbags
Dual stage Driver-Passenger Airbags
Quickclear heated front screen
Air conditioning + Electric Auto Temperature Control
???6 speed fan with direction control + side window demist vents
Intelligent Protection System (IPS)
External audio source socket
6-CD player with 4 speaker system
Centre console with armrest-storage box + cupholders
Front inertia reel height adjustable seatbelts with pre-tensioners
Driver & front passenger sunvisors and vanity mirrors
Adjustable front head restraints
Front reading lights
Illuminated heater controls
Fascia storage compartments
Front grab handles
Cigar lighter
Analogue clock
Stainless steel front door “ST” scuff plates
Courtesy lights in front footwell
Electric front and rear windows with one shot + bounce back sensor and global closing
Non slip front and rear floor mats


Rear Seat Facilities and Users Controls

3 point inertia reel rear seatbelts
Height adjustable rear seat head restraints
Rear grab handles with coathooks
Door bins
Cut pile carpet throughout
Front seat back pockets
70:30 split back rear seat
Rear courtesy lights


External and Boot

Front fog lights
Heated rear window
Body coloured bumpers
Remote fuel flap release
Body coloured electric-folding-heated door mirrors with puddle lights
Body coloured tailgate handle
Electric tailgate release
Courtesy light in luggage compartment
Fully carpeted luggage compartment
Rear fog lights
Rear spoiler
Chrome finish exhaust tailpipe (I also have the original angled chrome tailpipe should the new owner want to replace the current one)






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P.S. Having now listed on Gumtree I realised that I hadn't stated a price. I'm Looking for £3,995 ovno.

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Nice car. Would love to own it but with the London mayor and ULEZ and its suspected expansion in 2021 its probably best for someone living outside the city ☹️

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Update: I've now acquired a replacement radiator grille which will be fitted for the benefit of the new owner - and it comes with the option of a nice ST badge!

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Thanks everyone who has had a look. I've dropped the asking prce on Gumtree to £3,795 as my annual parking zone renewal notice has just arrived and it would be good to avoid having to Shell out more money for little use.


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Just a quick update to say that I have sold my fantastically reliable Mondeo ST.  After little or no interest in the first Gumtree advert, I relisted the Friday before last (22nd) and have had four or five serious enquiries. It's now benefiting from the attentions of a new owner in Shoreham-by-Sea. As you would expect I didn't get the full asking price - and I had to fork out £135 for a new battery and then £400 for new front suspension lower arms when TrustFord did the service - but it is a 13 year old car and my running costs have been very reasonable overall.

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