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post #1 of 5 Old 12-12-2010, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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On November 1 I purchased a C-Max Titanium 1.8 TDCi with Sport Pack and 18in wheels aged 18 months with 17k on the clock. The vehicle I traded in was giving me 56mpg over a period of 5 years and a total mileage of 60k. Bought new car from a main dealer and when I asked what mpg I could expect to get from the C-Max I was told it was very comparable. Am only getting 36 mpg and when I queried it at the dealers Service Department I was told that for the 1.8 diesel the mileage I was getting was appropriate. The way I am feeling at the moment is that I was very badly conned/lied to when first examining the car. How are we as a buying pulic expected to trust the people engaged that help to sell the Ford product to us when making our decision and not receiving a truthful answer? Not too much to ask surely? At the moment I feel I was suckered into buying a car that if I had been told the correct mpg I wouldn't have just walked away from I would have broken all Olympic records for speed of exit. As I say a very upset customer that has been driving Fords since my first car which was a Mk 1 Cortina. If no answer to problem will sell the car and find an honest dealer (is this possible), and take a hit on the loss incurred. Very upset customer.
Please can anyone tell me what the figures they are getting are? Otherwise I am extremely happy with the car but not, of course, the mpg.
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post #2 of 5 Old 12-12-2010, 09:21 PM
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What sort of driving do you do is it all short distances? My 2.0 TDCI does 53 mpg on a long run and 35 mpg on a longish run towing a caravan. I dont do short runs as I am retired and live next door to a Tesco.


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post #3 of 5 Old 12-12-2010, 09:54 PM
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post #4 of 5 Old 12-13-2010, 01:11 AM
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This must be something that they are 'trained' to tell you. I am picking mine up on Thursday, and i am part chopping my Avensis t180. I am currently averaging about 33mpg knocking about, and he said i would experience roughly the same. Now my mate has got a 1.6 focus and he is getting about 30, similar driving styles etc so i knew he was spinning me a yarn as the focus would be lighter than the c-max. I never said anything as i'm not too fussed about it. Insurance will be saving me over 600 a year so it can happily do 5 miles less mpg than the Avensis!
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post #5 of 5 Old 01-08-2011, 01:40 AM
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Sorry to here about your recent purchase Mojo, I don't like the word approximately and other words like that, but each car is different, in they way you drive it and where you drive it. <?: prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" />
My 2.0 tdcion 57 plate is about the same as shaz, on a long run I getting around 55mpg and around town about 35mpg, on a long run I always use the cruise control, around town I am a bit heavy footed so the mpg does drop abit.
Hope you get it sorted out some how.


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