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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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113 reader reviews for Ford Focus C-MAX MPV.
  • 1.8i 16v Ghia 5dr

    michael kirkwood , cumbria . Date: 15/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    excellent driving position and comfort levels. a few minor niggles similar to other reviewers e.g boot lock, clock. one major problem was the car cutting out for no reason, often at speed and in traffic(very unnerving). my local garage in consultation with a local ford mechanic traced the fault to two wires that run across the top of the gear box that had been rubbing and were shorting out. These were repaired and I have had no problems since. As this is such a potentially dangerous fault, I shallbe letting Ford know of the solution. Otherwise so far this has been an excellent car.

  • 1.6i 16v LX 5dr

    james warham Date: 12/09/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I obtained a C Max to replace a Citroen Picasso as a mobility car for myself and my friend who needs a wheel chair now and again we both need a car with high access and this is fine although we both find the seats hard and my friend uses the cushion from her wheel chair to make it better, so far so good. performance good and fuel consumption average 35 miles per gallon. However we were on the motorway in the outside lane when we were forced to stop with what sounded like a major failure in the front wheels. We managed to get onto the hard shoulder and were recovered back to the main dealer. I got the car back yesterday and was told that the problem was that the gearbox had lost all its oil this is in a car 6 months old with 9500 miles on the clock, Was this a one off or is it a regular problem. Our confidence in the safty of the car has been shattered.

  • 2.0 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    Anne Amner Date: 27/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having been initially pleased with the car (bought 12m old in 2005) we are now finding more things wearing out. Last service (15k miles) needed new brake pads AND discs, now, still less than 25k the front pads need replacing again. Also alternator has just gone as per last review - are they all wearing out about now? Seems to be high wear and tear given low mileage. DVD player and radio now malfunctioning after fixing alternator, so...back to the dealer...

  • 1.8 TDCi 115 Ghia 5dr

    Edward Heath-Whyte Date: 26/07/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      32

    My car

    I bought this C-Max used from the Car People in June 2008 - £9500 for a Feb 2007 model. The car buying experience was excellent with no hassle & a straightforward deal.

    The car is excellent, it is a Ghia model so has plenty of equipment (heated seats, cruise control, puddle lights on door mirrors). I find the driving position excellent & very comfortable, I have selected 'comfort' steering setting in town but in the country use the 'sport' settings.

    The kids (10 & 12) love the space in the back & it has more storage spaces than my previous car a 307SW.

    The 1.8 TDCi engine is excellent, 32 mpg is lower than I had hoped but my 7 mile drive to work is all town driving (used to get 24mpg in 2.0 litre petrol 307SW). On longer journeys it gives better mpg.

    A couple of niggles - no ESP as standard even on a Ghia, the centre console is loose - requires lock nuts in the mounting bracket, the passenger headrests are not adjustable (either down or fully up).

    Overall an excellent car.

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