Firstly a great site with lots of good info!
OK, a week ago I purchased my 1st C-Max, a 2004 2.0 TDCi Ghia in Panther black with only 33000 miles from new, one owner and full Ford SH. So far very impressed, after having 2 Focus's as company cars, my 3rd that was delivered in March was the 1.6 TDCi Econetic [img]smileys/smiley5.gif[/img]. As a regular caravanner with 3 kids the new company car was never going to cut it in the towing dept! So the C-Max was the obvious choice. Wifee had a strict spec list, it had to be Panther Black, had to be a Ghia and the budget was £5K. Well after weeks of looking we found "the one". A little over our budget (£200) but was worth it for the low miles and condition. It has the factory rear tints, visibility pack and parking sensors which I think were all optional extra's? Service history is comprehensive with records of the well known recalls ie EPB and Wiper motor and the usual week errors have been replaced: starter motor,Alternatorand air con compressor. Hoping for many trouble free miles!!
Today I took delivery of the towbar I had ordered, a Bosaldetachable swan neck (proper job!) and I will be fitting it this Friday with the great help of the related towbar threads on this site ! Thanks[img]smileys/smiley4.gif[/img]. Looking at 4-5hrs I think as I have the twin electrics to fit which can swallow up time!
Just fitted genuine ford mudflaps all round which were £46 delivered from eBay that in my opinion look good and protect the front of the caravan a little! Would like to upgrade the alloys for the 17" blade ones or ST but can't justify at the moment due to the previous owner fitting 4 new well named tyres to the car in April.Stereo upgrade is also on the agenda, either a 6006 or thinking of a nice JVC with USB and Bluetooth I have seen on eBay???? Decisions, decisions!!
Anyway, pleased to meet you all.... and will update you with the towbar fitting!
2004 2.0 TDCI Ghia Panther Black