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post #11 of 22 Old 07-11-2012, 12:35 AM
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Having owned mine for 2 weeks, and the DMF failing you'd think I'd hate them. However dealer is sorting out the DMF!

I have to say I was dubious about buying a mini-MPV, but these drive like a hatchback, rather than a van. It's nice a quick, and the 6-speed box makes cruising on the motorway a pleasure!
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post #12 of 22 Old 07-11-2012, 08:29 AM
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The drivability is the main reason I've bought two C-Maxes so far.

I've looked at the other MPVs in its class, and they may sometimes be roomier, or more practical, but they never drive as well.

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Owned mine for over a year and only cost was servicing, until this week when I managed to blow the intercooler hose off. Once I investigated it looks more like it wasn't refitted by Ford properly after a recall and has also rubbed through on the fan. 60 thank you and another 40 minutes to refit.

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post #14 of 22 Old 07-23-2012, 11:43 PM Thread Starter
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Just got to say. Done a 300 mile round trip and my 7 year old Cmax did not make one naughty sound or miss a single beat. Doing 90mph on way back(naughty naughty) and the car was smooth as silk. A beautiful machine with tons of power and torque. If someone offered me 7 grand for it I would laugh in their faces.

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Just like to say that there are so many posts about problems with the Cmax, that I'd like to start a thread about how brilliant mine has been. The drive is smooth and the car handles well. It's a pleasure to get in the car and I look forward to driving it every day.
I'm sure many of you on here feel same, so lets have a positive thread for a change.
I've had my C-Max Hybrid for two weeks and I have no complaints. it is a pleasure to drive. I drive 60 miles a day to and from my job so I'm racking up the miles. Now have just over 500 miles showing on my second tank of gas. Got 406 miles on the first with an average of 37.5 mpg. The hybrid system works really nice and is seamless between the gas engine and electric power. The little 2.0 litre 4cylincer engine really surprises me how responsive it is. I've never really jumped on it, trying to minimize engagement of the gas powerplant. But getting on the freeway here requires stepping on it a bit more to merge but there seems to be plenty of acceleration if need be.
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post #16 of 22 Old 10-02-2012, 09:53 AM
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The little 2.0 litre 4 cylinder engine
This made me laugh.

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The little 2.0 litre 4cylincer engine really surprises me how responsive it is.
You'd be stunned at the 2.0L Diesel then! It's quicker, and I've found it to be more responsive!
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Yep! I found the 2.0 petrol engine in one I test drove quite gutless in comparison to the Turbo Diesel. You've got to feel sorry for the people over the pond really. They have no idea what they're missing when it comes to a decent diesel engine. I mean, the 2.0 TDCi's 236 ft/lb of torque at 1750 rpm is 4.0 litre V8 territory! Unfortunately, they'll never see 50 MPG out of a V8!

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You can't beat the sound of a V8 Big Budgie.

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Agreed! very nice as a weekend toy, not much use as a "Daily Driver" though. What'll we have? TVR? AC Cobra? Daimler SP250? or just a nice old P5B Rover Coupe? Gorgeous!

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