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post #1 of 49 Old 10-05-2008, 01:03 PM Thread Starter
 
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Hi gang.
i'm glad to be aboard with fellow owners of the C Max.

I'll be getting mine on Monday or Tuesday this week. I've always fancied one but have been waiting until the right one (for me) comes along.

Without going on its a 54reg silver 2.0tdci zetec with 37000 miles and all the lovely paperwork.

What i would like to tell you and ask at the same time is that i'll be leaving my Mondeo tdci which hasn't given me any trouble whatsoever in the two year i had it.

I've done the searches and read owners reviews on the C max and my overall thoughts is that they seem to be a bag of trouble with this and that going wrong.

So why did i buy one? Besides a few positives and i'm a Ford man throughout, i was smitten with the driving position.

Putting my mind at ease will duly be appreciated.

Thanks, Ken
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post #2 of 49 Old 10-05-2008, 02:13 PM
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Hi ken welcome to the club . I cant tell you about problems you may have with tdci engine as I have a petrol.I can however tell you my car has had endless air con problems. I have had to havea new pump , a new condensor , a new rad and new pipes all in thelast 4 months and it is now brocken again as the air con clutch has failed. I have also had problems with the petrol light staying on when I have half a tank of petrol in your case diesal. I also have had problemswere the car just wont accelarate.I would strongly advise you from my experience with my c maxif you get it from a dealer get a used car warrenty.
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Oh one more thingKen.I think I have being very unlucky with my car and the reliability issuesso I hope I have not worried you to much. I know people with a c max who have had no problems at all.
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post #4 of 49 Old 10-05-2008, 03:19 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the reply......

but if i get any more replies like that i think i'll be having a panic attack
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post #5 of 49 Old 10-05-2008, 03:35 PM
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I was told by a ford mechanic the early c max modelsdid have various issues's and mine is a o4 and has being true to its word a real nightmare. I must repeat to you if you get it from a dealer try and get some sort of warrenty. I have had around 2000 pounds worth of repairs done on my car under warrenty if I had not had warrenty I would have being in big trouble.
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post #6 of 49 Old 10-05-2008, 04:08 PM
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Our 54 reg 1.6TDCI has been OK since January and that's at about 1200 miles per month




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Hello & welcome.I`ve a 53 plate 2.0 tdci Zetec.I have had it 12 months and had NO engine probs at all.The only problen was a faulty alternator which went wrong after previous owner had a blue tooth (Ford) kit fitted.The car has been economical and comfortable,it handles like a dream and I`d have another tomorrow if I could!!! I too have had a Mondeo bfore & this is far easier to drive,lighter steering ,well everything.Get one You won`t regret it



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post #8 of 49 Old 10-06-2008, 07:48 PM Thread Starter
 
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Thanks for the replies lads.

And aplus report from you too metal mickey.

Well i picked mi Cmax up tonight and i'm well pleased with my purchase although i am waiting with baited breath to see what goes wrong first.

It's just one of those things that the more miles you do in it the more you'll feel secure.

I did notice with all the paperwork that there was a reciept for this and that.

So the previous owners put things right and then part-exd it in.

All should be well.

Cheers, Ken

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Good luck ken I am glad I never put you off as that was not my intention.
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Hey Zorst and welcome.
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