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post #1 of 7 Old 03-29-2011, 03:59 PM Thread Starter
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Hello!I'm new, browsing your forum.
I started to read reviews and messages for getting info on CMAX.
I'm thinking of getting one, ideally CMAX2 but I think it's not available 2nd hand, or too pricey.So it might have to the the Cmax1 or Mondeo (2007+).
Problem is I see the new CMAX2 consumes much less diesel, and pollute less, so it would be better...
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So how about Cmax 1, what year/models are "affordable" and clever to buy now? (Diesel. 2.0 prefered)Is that silly to buy a 2009 Cmax for example, knowing there's a better new model available?

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post #2 of 7 Old 04-01-2011, 01:54 AM
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Hello carcar, I brought a cmax mk1 1.6 and the fuel is amazing, i used to have a st170, also can get my toddler in the back fine and theirsloads of room. Why i went for a 1.6 was the tax and the insurance was lower and idon't need the speed now comfort is better. I paid 5 grand for it, it has full service history 1 owner and it wasfrom a dealer. Had a few problems but all sorted now. I am very happy with my cmax love it to bits.

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post #3 of 7 Old 04-01-2011, 04:01 PM Thread Starter
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Yes i'm collecting reviews from here and then-
That's true tax and insurance are lower for 1.6 with approx "110-115PS" instead of a 2.0 with "140"PS. But I read some reviews that its slow and difficult to overcome on the motorway with a 1.6...
Yes I think most people don't need the speed as we are limited everywhere anyway. it's more... "accelerating power" that's relevant- I guess- for example to have some "power" in case of avoiding accident or something-
I also found out in between that the price difference between "mondeo" and "Cmax" depends on countries. In UK it's nearly same prices. In Germany it seems that mondeo is 20-30% higher for same enginer power, same kilometers. (approx 1500-2000GBP more).
Also, CMAX is based on the frame of "focus" so in theory should be a bit cheaper, but still quality as per reviews.
Next, spare parts are cheaper for MONDEO because I heard it's much more mondeo cars on the market than CMAX.
Finally, fuel its still not clear- But someone said theoretical values are irrelevant because it depends on the driver.It would seems in theory that CMax consume "quite some diesel fuel" some people report 30milepergallon,some 40 mpg- They all claim they had previous cars and their driving style has not change, and they were having better mpg before...

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Hello!I'm new, browsing your forum.
I started to read reviews and messages for getting info on CMAX.
I'm thinking of getting one, ideally CMAX2 but I think it's not available 2nd hand, or too pricey.So it might have to the the Cmax1 or Mondeo (2007+).
Problem is I see the new CMAX2 consumes much less diesel, and pollute less, so it would be better...
[img]smileys/smiley19.gif[/img]

So how about Cmax 1, what year/models are "affordable" and clever to buy now? (Diesel. 2.0 prefered)Is that silly to buy a 2009 Cmax for example, knowing there's a better new model available?

Thanks,[img]smileys/smiley10.gif[/img]
What ever cmax you buy>


Get a good warranty and be prepared with acontingency fund for repairs as when they go wrong they cost alot. Especially diesels.

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To the average driver \'safe\' is not having accidents. To an advanced driver \'safe\' is not being vunerable to an accident.

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post #5 of 7 Old 04-02-2011, 03:22 AM
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Hello carcar, The cmax is like a brick but i can increase my speed on the motorway when i want to no problem. If i wantedinstance power i would have kept my st170 but decided to have a family car instead. I can do some things in improvethe power like abluefin orramair and maybe low profile tyres but am happy as i am. You should take a test drive in a mk1 cmax to see for yourself. My model is a zetec sparce on the toys but i am happy.

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post #6 of 7 Old 05-03-2011, 08:54 PM Thread Starter
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Hi again!Thanks all for your comments.
I got an offer for 13 750 euros / 12 333 pounds for a Cmax 1, 2.0 engine, 96 500KMFinition titanium, 2008.
I looked price range it seems reasonable offer?



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post #7 of 7 Old 05-03-2011, 11:15 PM
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seems a bit pricey if that is the correct mileage!

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