Picked the car up from the garage. That's the good news. Bad news is that, between the knackered clutch and associated issues, the total came to about what I was looking to spend on upgrade to HD TV. And there's more stuff that is likely to be a problem come next MOT. So, started asking about trade in values too.
Not that long ago, I assumed I'd be wanting to upgrade from a Mondeo to something a tad classier (innit? ;-)) like a Passat or Merc C Class maybe but I've come to realise there aren't that many 5 door hatchbacks of similar size (the Skoda Superb is one that comes to mind) and between cons, skirmishes, musters and the odd trip to Ikea, I have come to really value the sheer size of the boot and the hatchback/folding rear seats configuration.
OK, so the Mondeo's a bit of a rep-mobile but, on the other hand, I rather suspect it's the features that make it appeal to me that make it a rep-mobile i.e. a popular choice for fleet managers.
So, anyone able to recommend a large 5 door hatchback?