Well I bought my C-Max in February on an 08 plate, replacing a 1.6 Mitsubishi Carisma. The C-Max is so much better. It consumes more fuel (34mpg compared to 39mpg), but then after a service and a TSB recall for a belt problem, it is hovering around 37mpg, which seems OK. I joined the forum to understand more about the car and have found most people find the 1.8 zetec can be a bit thirsty in urban areas. So thank for putting my mind at rest on that.
My only question is about the aircon. Upon engaging aircon, there is a loud grinding noise for about 10 - 15 seconds, and the car just loses its edge, more so than in previous aircon cars I have had. I think I already know the answer, but want to know if others think the same.
Compressor on the way out, stressing the belts.
For reference the person that had it before me I suspect never used the aircon (in 2 years), it was regassed as soon as I bought it, as it was completely ineffective.
Lovely car though, and enjoy these forums, confirming, it is also quite a nice performer - and so comfortable. 4 hours Cheshire to Scottish Borders (the far part), and never got out to have a stretch.
Do any of you buy a spare wheel. I have a full size spare wheel, by accident, but it doesnt fit in the bay, think I will keep it as a reserve wheel and use the foam kit - sorry that was a second question.
Thanks for a couple of months of good reading.Jase
Think my setting are right. If not (first post) this is what should be in the bottom.1.8 Zetec Petrol, 08 plate, sea grey.
C-Max 1.8petrol Zetec 08 plate