Hello there. I bought a 2004 C max 1.6TDCi a couple of weeks ago. Great cars, I have always been a Ford man and have had loads of Fiestas, Escorts, Capri's, Cortinas and Mondeos over the years. I had a couple of years departure from Fords and had a Discovery for a while (actually LR owned by Ford anyway)
With fuel at £1.20 a Litre I decided the Disco had to go and got the C Max. I like the high driving position and rear boot space. I was most surprised by the engine performance. Also very quiet. Only had it a week and the alternator went. As I bought from a dealer they agreed to replace. No problem since. Clock displays wrong time but I have already seen an answer to that on this forum.
One last thought. On the discovery (a 300TDi) it seemed that many owners had EGR problems which led to poor performance and economy as well as a gunged up inlet manifold. The solution was to blank it off and prevent exhaust gas passing through. Is this possible with the C max? has anyone tried it and is it a good idea or do the electronics not like it?