Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Skipton, NYorks
Hi everyone, my wife and I have justbought a 2004 "04" C-Max 1.6TDCi Zetec in Machine Silver, and so far it seems pretty good.
I keep staring at the mpg readout, and I'm trying to get better numbers, but so far (all on fairly short trips admittedly) it has averaged at 45mpg... I'll see if I can get it a bit higher with practice and patience (my last car was an Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon, 1.8 petrol which struggled to get 28mpg, mainly due to "spirited" driving).
A couple of faults so far (which I hope the supplying garage will be sorting for me tomorrow):
1) Out of the 3 keys supplied with the car - 1 works perfectly, 1 only operates central locking, but not ignition, and 1 operates ignition but not central locking.
2) There are areas of rust at the edge of the rear door sills on each side, looks like it's been caused by excessive stone chips? is this a known problem? Would mudflaps help to stop this?
3) The clock on the stereo won't reset via RDS, and the date is completely wrong... does this need a ford garage to fix? Also - how easy is it to swap the stereo for one of those Sony/Ford MP3ones that I've seen on eBay?
4) The roller-blind-cover on the front 12V socket / ashtray won't stay closed, it's like the catch has broken, but I can't see how it catches?
Apart from that... it seems very good. If anyone has any experience of any of the above, I'd like to hear your views.