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post #1 of 4 Old 02-17-2011, 03:46 PM Thread Starter
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Pretty sure I want a C-Max but can't decide whether to go for a new model or a new old model Zetec 1.6. I do like the look of the new 1.6 Ecoboost but that's quite a lot more than the old model Ford are currently selling at a discount - 1.6 petrol Zetec. Thinking I'll find the older 1.6 underpowered; anyone want to push me in the right direction? Currently drive a Puma so whatever I get will feel quite a bit different.
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post #2 of 4 Old 02-17-2011, 07:23 PM
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I think at the end of the day you have to decide what your priorities are.
Do you want a ultra modern chassis NCAP 5 star rating better economy to power ratio and what has been said better build quality. Or do you want the lowest price you can for a non used car? I have never ownedC-Max and have ordered a new model Grand C-Max, so will not attempt to push you one way or the other, as ultimately it is you money and needs that are the driving force in the purchase.
Have a look at some of the tests/reviews of the C-Max that are on the 'net. They will give you an idea, and why not give 'em both a test drive to see how they feel?

Welcome to the club, and I wish you luck with your decision.

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Went to my Ford dealer earlier and had a good look at a new 5 seater. Certainly looks nice but feels very big to me when sitting at the wheel - changing from my Puma is going to take some getting used to! Got a test drive arranged for Saturday.
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Hi, Welcome to the Club.
Anything of C-Max size is going to feel big and sluggish coming from a Puma, even if it were a 1.4!
Ecoboost certainly has the oomph you'd crave, the older one the affordability.
I think you'll have to expect a drastic change if you went with the older model, try get 3-4 people on board so you can try worst case scenario, it'll need to be " worked " a little harder in each gear, unlike Ecoboost which has almost Diesel like Torque delivery.

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