THE EX­PERTS SAY

Mercury (Hobart) - - MOTORING -

For this se­ries Mon­deo, Ford has sold nearly 11,000 ex­am­ples, the peak year being 2016 with 3122 sales. As the medium pas­sen­ger car seg­ment has con­tracted, this year’s tally to date is fewer than 600.

Among used list­ings, wag­ons have a slim ma­jor­ity over the lift­back sedans and diesels far out­num­ber petrol ex­am­ples. The mid-spec Trend ac­counts for only about half the num­ber of the base Am­bi­ente.

For 2015, the Am­bi­ente petrol sedan ($33,190 new) is now val­ued at $15,500. The flag­ship Ti­ta­nium diesel wagon ($49,340 new) is worth $22,650. In this year, the base ver­sion (price un­changed) is val­ued at $27,150 and the flag­ship ($49,840 new) fetches $39,200.

Com­peti­tors in­clude the Toy­ota Camry, Mazda6, Subaru Lib­erty and VW Pas­sat. Re­tained val­ues for the Camry, Mazda6 and Lib­erty are bet­ter than the Mon­deo’s for 201519. The Pas­sat is on level terms for 2015 and only nar­rowly ahead for this year. Lit­tle sep­a­rates the val­ues for the lift­back and wagon.

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