Hello all, well I have finally bought a C-Max after a couple of years or so deliberating what to replace my trusty mk5 1.8D Escort van with, (still running sweet as a nut with over 270,000 miles on the clock but the body is getting rough and the wife finds it too low to sit in now with a bad back)!
Always liked the look of the cmax over all others and after having known people who have owned them decided I wanted one. Ali, my wife, wasn't keen as she doesn't like the "blue oval" full stop
. However after promising her that she can have her Vito van (which I think look like a bloody hearse) all is well.
Mine's a 53 plate 1.8 petrol Zetec, Panther Black, Leather interior and more than enough gadgets for my liking. I chose the petrol over diesel as I feel the modern diesels have lost the simplicity and reliability of early ones and have just as much electronic crap strangling them as petrols, if not more. The main reason for me buying diesel up to now was the ease of repair and reliability!! Fuel economy is something I'm willing to trade off due to the lower cost of petrol, The car was showing 33mpg average when I got it, which has now risen to 35 and I've only done one journey in it (I don't drive with slippers on either!!).
Jobs I have to do are both lower suspension balljoints, and possibly the o/s outer CV joint as the gaiter has split but I bought it knowing these faults existed.
Anyway, I love it, it looks great, the wife is comfortable in it and it's got plenty of storage space for 7 yr old daughter's crap
Hoping to make good use of these forums,