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post #1 of 8 Old 05-06-2010, 11:16 PM Thread Starter
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I`m about to purchase above car. Wonder if there`s anything in particular I should be looking out forbefore sealing the deal?
Would also welcome reassurance (if poss.) re how easy it`s to drive as I`ve never driven anything quite so powerful or large.
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post #2 of 8 Old 05-07-2010, 01:21 AM
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I may be wrong but is there not a member on here who has an automatic c max and the gear box has gone at 41000 miles or so resulting in him now looking at a 4000 bill.

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post #3 of 8 Old 05-07-2010, 01:31 AM
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Make sure it is a proper auto & not cvt (constant variable transmission) (belt driven like old Daf cars & some Volve 400 models).
If you do go for it,make sure you get a warrenty that covers the gearbox for everything especially mileage.


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post #4 of 8 Old 05-07-2010, 04:59 AM
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As far asI remember the CVT wa only for a short while for 54 / 55 plate registration range and I think also only with the 1.6 Diesel

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post #5 of 8 Old 05-07-2010, 02:58 PM
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I have a c max 2.0 autoand i really like, its easy to drive, and don't worry about the power side, 145bhp may sound alot but in reality its not a quick car.

The only real downside is that the mpg is poor.
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post #6 of 8 Old 05-14-2010, 02:45 PM
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I have a petrol 55 2.0 Ghia Auto and it serves the family well. Don't worry about the power; it's no sports car! [img]smileys/smiley1.gif[/img]

The mpg struggles to reach 30 but then it's an automatic used for typical family journeys. If you are not a high mileage user don't worry about it and enjoy the vehicle for what it is.

Best wishes.

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post #7 of 8 Old 05-14-2010, 02:56 PM
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We have just moved up from a Fusion to the CMax (we do big miles - circa 20- 25,000 pa).
The CMax is far easiervto park on street than the Fusion, it has better rearward visibility (the fusion had a nast 3/4 rear blindspot), and for some inexplicable reason leaves as much room in our sideway carport as the 2Fusions and Fiesta that it replaces. Road tax and mpg are possibly the downsides.
We like auto gearboxes but many of our miles are business funded so good mpg is a must to make the best of the mileage payments.

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post #8 of 8 Old 07-19-2010, 11:31 PM
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I have 2004 1.6 c-max with cft23 auto gearbox which packed up at 49,000mls. 4,000 to repair.
Lots of complaints about this box

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