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post #1 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 09:00 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all,

first post here I am currently looking for a second hand C-Max, probably Diesel. (around 2007)
have been looking at both 1.6 and 1.8 variants but cant find good MPG data. The figures on Autotrader dont seem very accurate as they are based upon the most recent model.

I saw the thread on real world MPG's but couldnt see how the 1.6 compares to the 1.8. there seems to be lots more choice of 1.8's but as we intend to keep this car for a long time if there is a signifcant cost saving from having the 1.6 then i'd rather hang on for one of those.


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post #2 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 10:26 PM
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Hi, Welcome to the Club!
TBH, I'd be inclined to go for the 1.6, it's a newer lighter more efficient Engine with similar power/torque, I think road tax is cheaper to!

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post #3 of 5 Old 01-18-2011, 10:41 PM
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Hi Paul & welcome[img]smileys/smiley31.gif[/img],Definately go for the 1.6,far newer & better mpg.MM

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post #4 of 5 Old 01-19-2011, 01:17 AM
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Im on my second C Max 2008 and now 2010 both 1.6tdci
The first one was a 90bhp and the current one is 110bhp
avg fuel about town on both is 48Mpg and on a run at 2000rpm
54Mpg and bags of power on both

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post #5 of 5 Old 01-19-2011, 09:09 PM
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Our 1.6 Diesel gives us about a minimum 45 MPG just about what ever. With several longish runs and warmish weather we even got it upto 55 MPG a couple of times. The 1.6 diesel does also seem to be one engine that benefits from a K&N panel filter being fitted (perhaps 10% improved MPG) and withthe 129 g CO2 output costs only 90 per year (presently) in VED

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