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post #1 of 8 Old 04-09-2011, 06:22 AM Thread Starter
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Hi From a new comer or should I say "a sinner returned to the fold" A few years ago I owned a mk1 Cmax 1.6 petrol. At the time we owned 2 vehicles, the cmax and a 4x4 for towing our caravan. Due to small mileages in both we decided to sell them and get a smaller 4x4. I regretted selling the Cmax I had owned it for 3 years, it never went to the garage apart from the annual service, but sadly it wasn't up to towing our caravan.My wife never liked driving the 4x4 and thanks to government policy the road tax is getting stupidly dear for low annual mileage.After some research I found that a 2.0 TDi Cmax was more than capable for our use, and after a few weeks search I found a low mileage 2 year old one, not far from our home. I have done the deal and collect the car next week.

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post #3 of 8 Old 04-10-2011, 03:35 PM
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post #4 of 8 Old 04-11-2011, 04:25 AM Thread Starter
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Thanks both of you. My first task is to obtain a spare wheel. It's ironic that they are called "space saver" wheels when in fact they are a money saving idea from the manufacturer. Whilst it can be argued that a skinny wheel takes up less room in the boot, what is the reason for doing away with a spare wheel completely especially when the space in the boot still remains??? Whilst I agree it is very rare for a spare wheel to be fitted at the road side, I can see situations where nothing but a spare wheel would do to get out of a dangerous situation.From this site I believe there are 2 versions for the Cmax, a 4 stud hole one and a 5 stud hole one. I assume mine will be 5 stud but I will wait until Wednesday when I get the car to make sure.

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besides the "extra space" the wheel gives, and the fact it cheaper not to supply one, I think that it is also a weight thing. It just simply lightens the cars weighta bit, helping with the fuel figures. Though just about any of the "reasons" will fit.Edited by: Gazza-CH

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welcome,i am a new cmax owner and found no spare a worry.i found 5 stud rim /tyre on ebay,jack and wrench for 25 quid.happy motoring
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I have got a space saver for Xtype Jag off ebay for 20 fits perfectly.

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post #8 of 8 Old 04-14-2011, 03:54 PM Thread Starter
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I forgot to mention my first impressions against my old car an xtrail. The engine is very quiet, it's difficult to believe its a diesel, comfortable seats, and very good road handling. It's early day/s but very pleased.

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