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post #1 of 5 Old 07-23-2012, 03:36 PM Thread Starter
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2012 C-Max Fitting Roof Bars

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Just taken delivery of a new C-Max 1.6 TDCi as a company car. A bit disappointed to find that the Comfort System I ordered for the rear seating is no longer available but my question is with regard to fitting roof bars.

I have a 04 C-Max 1.8 ghia (now looking for a new owner, all reasonable offers considered ) and bought roof bars for it a couple of years ago.

Does anyone know how the new model accepts the roof bar fitting feet? It would be too much to hope that the same ones will fit.

My old C-Max had plastic panels which slid out after being un-screwed with a penny and exposed holes for the bolts to screw into but the new one has a continuous black trim strip along the roof with no obvious way to lift/remove it.

The Ford manual is not much help as it assumes that the car comes equipped with rails running end to end along the roof but I don't have these. Are they required here and are another item to buy??

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Hi,

Just taken delivery of a new C-Max 1.6 TDCi as a company car. A bit disappointed to find that the Comfort System I ordered for the rear seating is no longer available but my question is with regard to fitting roof bars.

I have a 04 C-Max 1.8 ghia (now looking for a new owner, all reasonable offers considered ) and bought roof bars for it a couple of years ago.

Does anyone know how the new model accepts the roof bar fitting feet? It would be too much to hope that the same ones will fit.

My old C-Max had plastic panels which slid out after being un-screwed with a penny and exposed holes for the bolts to screw into but the new one has a continuous black trim strip along the roof with no obvious way to lift/remove it.

The Ford manual is not much help as it assumes that the car comes equipped with rails running end to end along the roof but I don't have these. Are they required here and are another item to buy??
the thule instructions (without rails)

Thule Kit 1617 CMax 2010 -.pdf




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The comfort system is still available in Europe. They don't offer it in the UK to save weight so they can get the car into a lower CO2 bracket.

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Thanks for the pdf link, Richard G. Really useful.

I agree, Ravenger, real bummer about the Comfort System. I am 6"4 and both my kids are quite tall as well. When I'm driving there is not that much leg room behind.

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I'd have bought a regular C-Max rather than a Grand if the comfort system was still available.

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