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post #1 of 24 Old 06-23-2012, 06:08 PM Thread Starter
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Greetings from Notts.

Hello, everyone. May have to apologise, as I don't actually have a C-Max, but am doing some checking. We've been looking for several months for another car, and looked at a new one yesterday - very impressed indeed. However, I'd like some help deciding whether to go for the Titanium 1.6 Ecoboost petrol or the 1.6 Diesel? As I'm only expecting to do around 6 - 8,000 miles per year, the new petrol engine looks tempting, even though my first choice would have been the diesel.
I'd welcome your comments.
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post #2 of 24 Old 06-23-2012, 06:55 PM
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Petrol every time. The modern petrol ecoboosts are fine engines with brilliant mpg. Plus it does not have a DPF unlike the diesel which will cause you problems along the way even in short term ownership. It's a no brainer especially doing 8k a year. Welcome to the site GeoW.

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post #3 of 24 Old 06-23-2012, 08:15 PM
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Plus it does not have a DPF unlike the diesel which will cause you problems along the way even in short term ownership. GeoW.
You really seem to have a problem with diesels using a DPF. I've had two and about to get my third. Have you ever had one?

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My last car(focus 1.6 tdci 2006) was perfect in every way. Loved it to bits till it went into limp mode. DPF was blocked and started causing problems left right and centre. Cost to replace was a fortune so I got rid. I've been bitter towards this disgrace of an invention ever since. They created it in the hope it would help cut emissions etc. What about all the volcanoes that erupt every year that spew more rubbish into the atmosphere then all the countries put together? It's all b*llocks.
Feel better now I've got that off my chest.

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It's all b*llocks.
I rest my case

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Hello, everyone. May have to apologise, as I don't actually have a C-Max, but am doing some checking. We've been looking for several months for another car, and looked at a new one yesterday - very impressed indeed. However, I'd like some help deciding whether to go for the Titanium 1.6 Ecoboost petrol or the 1.6 Diesel? As I'm only expecting to do around 6 - 8,000 miles per year, the new petrol engine looks tempting, even though my first choice would have been the diesel.
I'd welcome your comments.
Doing that small a mileage I'd say it's a no brainer going for petrol.

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Thanks for your responses. Bottletree, understand your concerns. Re DPFs, theft could occur, but, re blockages I was under the impression that some deposits could be burnt away by occasional long runs, with about 10 minutes at 70 mph in 5th (or one gear below top), thus extending it's life?
I have an '06 BMW 320 Touring, and really like the "lazier" driving characteristics of diesels, but the new EcoBoost seems to drive similarly to a diesel? As they have turbos, concerns over driving off at high speed when cold and not cooling down slowly after a long run, are not my driving style, so not a problem. The petrol version's considerably cheaper to buy, and would appear to be cheaper to run over my expected mileage. I really need to have a test drive.
Smoke02, do the 18" wheels change the driving at all? On a previous test drive of a BMW with larger wheels we found that the steering was affected by road irregularities?
At the moment, we're looking at a C-Max 1.6 EcoBoost Titanium with Convenience Pack, but undecided re colour (Midnight Sky/Lunar Sky/Dark Micastone/Panther Black)

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Hi

I'll let you know about the 18" wheels on Sunday Just been told it will be ready to pick up on Saturday and I have to drive to Sheffield on Sunday so that should tell me what it's like.

As an aside my Mazda 3 has 18" wheels and they are fine.

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At the moment, we're looking at a C-Max 1.6 EcoBoost Titanium with Convenience Pack, but undecided re colour (Midnight Sky/Lunar Sky/Dark Micastone/Panther Black)
My opinion on colours

Midnight Sky looks ok when clean and in sunny conditions.
Lunar Sky suits the car and looks good but then I think "no, it's metallic brown"!!
Dark Micastone is not nice at all.
Panther Black is nice and is the colour I'd have if I had to have metallic paint.

Remember, fellow owners, it's only my opinion! I fully accept that Frozen White may not be someones choice.

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Black everytime for me too. It's the perfect colour especially when polished up and gleaming.

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