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Forum: Main Message Centre   03-20-2012, 07:04 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,907
Posted By Lackoffocus
We used to have a Merc with this feature and were...

We used to have a Merc with this feature and were delighted to find that the CMax had it too- far more useful than cruise control in modern-day traffic conditions esp in road works....
Forum: Main Message Centre   03-11-2012, 07:37 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 2,169
Posted By Lackoffocus
Hi thereI'd just make two points:[list=1] Forums...

Hi thereI'd just make two points:[list=1] Forums like this tend to attract people with problems looking either for advice or simply to have a jolly good moan! Very few people suddenly think 'What a...
Forum: General   11-22-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lackoffocus
I don't think you have to positively send your...

I don't think you have to positively send your contacts to the car - the bluetooth connection enables the car to access the phone's stored numbers - although you might need to give permission (on the...
Forum: General   11-20-2011, 07:05 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,579
Posted By Lackoffocus
My understanding is that all manufacturers'...

My understanding is that all manufacturers' published fuel consumptipn figures, based on the standardised industry tests, are not achievable in real world conditions and should be used only for...
Forum: New Member Introductions   11-17-2011, 06:19 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,626
Posted By Lackoffocus
Hi & welcomeOur experience largely bears out what...

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...
Forum: General   11-02-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 8,536
Posted By Lackoffocus
The Desire should have a radio and amusic player...

The Desire should have a radio and amusic player app built in - my Wildfire certainly does - but it's restricted to MP3 format. You can download a free music app such asPowerAMP if you want to play...
Forum: General   10-31-2011, 07:06 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 12,354
Posted By Lackoffocus
Well, we're not 65 (quite!) but nor do we have a...

Well, we're not 65 (quite!) but nor do we have a young family to transport - although we do carry passengers who appreciate easy access. We used to have a Focus which was great apart from the ride...
Forum: General   10-30-2011, 01:31 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,800
Posted By Lackoffocus
Quite right. The manual is a bit misleading in...

Quite right. The manual is a bit misleading in saying to vary speed when what it means is to vary the enginerpm.
Forum: General   10-30-2011, 01:22 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,862
Posted By Lackoffocus
Oh right -- I was just thinking that Ford had...

Oh right -- I was just thinking that Ford had changed the spec since ours was manufactured.Cheers
Forum: General   10-30-2011, 07:00 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 11,862
Posted By Lackoffocus
Hi TheoI notice your signature shows power seats....

Hi TheoI notice your signature shows power seats. Is that right? on ours only the driver's seat is powered.
Forum: General   10-30-2011, 06:49 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 8,800
Posted By Lackoffocus
This is exactly what the manual states re running...

This is exactly what the manual states re running in:Avoid driving too fast during the first 1 500 kilometres (1 000 miles). Vary your speed frequently and change up through the gears early. Do not...
Forum: General   10-05-2011, 06:05 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 7,674
Posted By Lackoffocus
There seems to be a bit of a knack to it. Yes I...

There seems to be a bit of a knack to it. Yes I have had trouble once or twice but other times absolutely no bother at all. SWMBO never complains so presumably she has always had the knack! Oh and...
Forum: General   09-21-2011, 05:30 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 20,266
Posted By Lackoffocus
I am just under 6ft, my wife is 5ft, we both find...

I am just under 6ft, my wife is 5ft, we both find the range of adjustment (driver's seat electric) excellent and the seats firm and supportive rather than "hard". smileys/smiley1.gif
Forum: General   09-09-2011, 10:25 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,325
Posted By Lackoffocus
Yes it's strange that the tailgate only seems to...

Yes it's strange that the tailgate only seems to respond when you are at the rear and near the vehicle whereas the central locking operates at any angle and a fair distance. Presumably there is a...
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-08-2011, 05:53 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 13,125
Posted By Lackoffocus
Our previous car (2008 Focus) also had this...

Our previous car (2008 Focus) also had this bonnet lock and I could never see the point of this ridiculous system - fortunately it has been dropped on the 2010 C-Max models smileys/smiley32.gif
Forum: Technical   09-05-2011, 01:52 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,639
Posted By Lackoffocus
Hi there. We had the same experience. Some of the...

Hi there. We had the same experience. Some of the Ford literature seems to say that all C-max have the folding centre seat feature - but they don't it is an option.
Forum: General   09-05-2011, 05:32 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 9,501
Posted By Lackoffocus
Thanks, Delboysmileys/smiley4.gif

Thanks, Delboysmileys/smiley4.gif
Forum: The Good and the Bad..!!   09-04-2011, 03:08 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 27,248
Posted By Lackoffocus
40+ for...

40+ for mesmileys/smiley3.gifsmileys/smiley3.gifand I find it easier to park an artic than my new C max. other than that pleased with the car so farsmileys/smiley32.gif[/QUOTE]
45 & rising here! But...
Forum: Idle Chit Chat   09-03-2011, 01:49 PM
Replies: 143
Views: 69,605
Posted By Lackoffocus
Excuses first: I passed my test a very long time...

Excuses first: I passed my test a very long time ago, I had a very low boredom threshold and a very indulgent wife! Basically a chronic petrolhead!Right, here we go - in alphabetical order - but I...
Forum: General   08-26-2011, 03:30 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,733
Posted By Lackoffocus
As you probably know, winter tyres are not...

As you probably know, winter tyres are not compulsory in the UK as they are in many continental jurisdictions. But I believe more people are fitting them following two harsh winters. We have a 4x4 as...
Forum: General   08-25-2011, 01:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,733
Posted By Lackoffocus
Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. The road...

Sorry if I didn't make myself clear. The road noise IS generally quieter than the Focus although it does vary with the road surface - which might be improved by different tyres. As far as I know the...
Forum: General   08-25-2011, 09:12 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,733
Posted By Lackoffocus
Agree that the road noise level is generally...

Agree that the road noise level is generally lower than that of the Focus also the ride is bettter - both reasons we chose the C-max to replace it - but the choice of tyres does make a difference....
Forum: General   08-22-2011, 10:39 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 3,733
Posted By Lackoffocus
We are well satisfied with ours, having done over...

We are well satisfied with ours, having done over 4000 miles in it. Economy is improving - now up to 53mpg on average. Performance more than adequate for our needs. Seating and ride comfort are very...
Forum: General   08-18-2011, 06:08 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 26,579
Posted By Lackoffocus
Just thought I'd update this topic now we're over...

Just thought I'd update this topic now we're over 6000 miles on the clock. On a full to full tank basis we just got 53.2impg for mixed usage - mainly country lanes & A roads with hardly any motorway...
Forum: General   07-27-2011, 06:03 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,793
Posted By Lackoffocus
Just got a text from the dealers re recall....

Just got a text from the dealers re recall. Phoned up to ask what it was for because we're away for a few days inthe car at the weekend. Was told 'odometer resets' - will not affect use of vehicle at...
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