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post #1 of 2 Old 11-16-2011, 07:07 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all,
I picked up our new Ford C-Max (2011/61) 1.6 TDCi Zetec in Mars Red last night - and I came across your forums recently when researching the car. It took a good hour to go through all of the features before I drove away from the dealer - and have the manual as bedtime reading for the next few nights.
I've only seen one other new shape C-Max on the road, but sure I'll see many more as the weeks go by.
Quick question - what fuel economy are people finding with the new C-Max? I've only done ~110 miles so far and have averaged 50.6mpg. The dealer informed me that they return poor mpg to begin with, until around 2500 miles - when the engine will suddenly feel a lot looser. Has anyone found this to be the case?
I'm pleased with the 50.6mpg so far, as my old 1.8 TDCi Focus achieved the same. The Ford Eco mode is already annoying me though - I've filled 5 petals on Gears and Anticipation, but only 4 on Speed. Ford have turned driving into a game!

Ford C-Max 1.6 TDCi Zetec Mars Red 2011 (61)
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post #2 of 2 Old 11-17-2011, 05:19 AM
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Hi & welcomeOur experience largely bears out what Ford says - gradual improvement in mpg as the miles add up. We are getting about 54-55 now that the mileage is nearing 10k - in mixed driving conditions - roughly 45% A roads, 40% B & country lanes, remainder urban & motorway.

2010 60reg C-Max Titanium X 1.6TDCi Panther Black, Convenience Pack (Ours) + 2009 Mitsi L200 Warrior 4 cab (Mine)
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