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post #1 of Old 05-06-2010, 02:46 AM Thread Starter
markw
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Join Date: Jan 2009
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I'minterestedin feedback from those who have used the CMax as a tow car.
I have a 04 2.0 TDCI which I've used to tow a small touring caravan for the past 5 years for about 1000mls per year. The weight of the caravan is well within the Caravan Club's 85% of kerb weight recommendation and I amfastidiousabout checking the nose weight. On paper the CMax is ideal in having the power and weight to tow whilst being a good day to day car.
However... last year I had to replace the rear shocks and this year the front suspension anchor bushes (including their tie rods). My garage says these were bothunusualevents, possibly related to towing.
So is the CMax with its Focus underpinnings just not man enough for the job, or have I been unlucky?
I'd be pleased to hear theexperiencesof others asI'm thinking about a replacement and the CMax still fits the bill on paper.

Mk
(2009 2.0 TDCI Zetec)
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