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post #1 of 10 Old 01-10-2010, 10:55 PM Thread Starter
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Evening all,

I thought i would sign up to this forum as it my come in useful to me in the foreseeable future. You see my wife and i have just purchased a 04 plate C-Max 1.6 TDCI Ghia with bells and whistles.

My wife is pregnant with our first child and we felt buying a new car now would set up up for the next few years, our Focus was a good car, 53 plate, 1.6 petrol on 60k miles but a fuelling problem was surfacing and it was going to need a little 'love' in the not too distant future.

So anyway traded that in for the Cmax. The Cmax has the usual stuff spec wise but this one we think was a dealer's demo car as it has the 'Rear Entertainment System' (DVD player to you and I) built in and in the front it has this huge lcd touch screen with sat nav, dual and mono heating and air con system and everything else you could ever imagine possible. Im not one for big bad ass gadgets but as this has them i guess im eligiable for a bit of brag form time to time. The only let down is that its a semi and by that i mean the transmission. So it looks like i have to settle with life without a clutch, but its not biggie i guess.

From there our story continues. I wont go into it here but look out for my 'other' posts as to our wonderful Cmax experience.

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post #2 of 10 Old 01-11-2010, 12:10 AM
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post #3 of 10 Old 01-11-2010, 12:13 AM
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Good Evening
Always one for planning ahead and as you will have to buy one in the near future it may well be worth some research ahead as to which child cot / car seat can be fitted
Some seatsthat have the front leg are apparently not suitable due to the false floor over the storage compartment.




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Hi Slinky,nice to ahve you with us.
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post #6 of 10 Old 01-11-2010, 02:01 PM Thread Starter
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I'm glad you mentioned that actually. It was the whole car seat fiasco that triggered the need for a new car.
We've bought a Concord car seat (not like that plane) that ratchets itself in via the seat belt. The focus seat belts were a little to small to attempt to fit a child in with the seat fitted, with the Cmax it gives us a little more room tomanoeuvre.
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post #7 of 10 Old 01-11-2010, 02:17 PM
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Hi and a warm welcome

Car seat a good choice as that's the same system I'm using for our youngest, perfect in every way but he is now just over 3 and a big 3 year old so now looking to see about a booster/child seat.
Our eldest (7) is just on a normal booster seat and both are happy at having the rear DVD system, heck you can hook up a game system to it! Just a shame I can't sit in the back as well, the wife might have something to say
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Haha! I had the very same idea.
Its just a shame you have to use the wireless headphones to hear the sound otherwise i would have it coming through the stereo system.
Visions of journeys quoting words along with Toy Story and Finding Nemo spring to mind.
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Haha! I had the very same idea.


Its just a shame you have to use the wireless headphones to hear the sound otherwise i would have it coming through the stereo system.


Visions of journeys quoting words along with Toy Story and Finding Nemo spring to mind.

You'll be glad that you have headphones after a while, there is only so much an adult can take before you want to bop the Tellytubbies etc...

If you ever need replacement headphones, ebay is your friend! Oh and another tip, get yourself some CD/DVD Wallets as we two of them full of DVD's to keep them happy and all the cases are in a box upstairs.

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A friend was involved in the video editing of the Tellytubbies at the production stages




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