Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: South Yorkshire
Tyres do make a difference. My car from new has had Continental tyres, and they don't tend to tram-line, though there is a fair bit of road noise. I'd do a search for reviews of those tyres to see what they're like.
I've just had two new continental front tyres put on (expensive!), and they seem a lot better, much quieter.
The suspension on the C-Max is quite hard, especially compared to the soft suspension you find on french cars. However I do find it's a comfortable ride with virtually no body-roll, so I've not really had your experience.