I collected the car earlier this month and since then it has been back to the dealer three times.
The first time, the engine management light came on. The second time was with the same problem. The third time, it was the electric parking brake staying on, and now this morning I have noticed condensation building up in the nearside door-mirror indicator. So I would have to question build quality.
I have asked the dealer for a full refund as I have lost confidence in the car, but he tells me this is not my right. I would appreciate any comments you may have.
It hasn't got seven seats, but it more than makes up for it in other areas. It's a commanding view of the road when you are driving, big clear windows that you can clearly see out of.
The driving position for all the controls like indicators, lights and importantly the radio controls, are all within easy reach. It feels like a car to drive with superb road holding, cornering and goes where you point it.
The interior room is outstanding for its size with plenty of room for all passengers. The seats are plush and hold you in a comfortable position no matter how long the journey is. The standard equipment you get is very good indeed and you would want for nothing. There are indeed plenty of toys for you to play with. It's very nippy and pulls well with plenty of useful torque in any gear.
Having downsized from a Mondeo, I am amazed at the amount of room and comfort in the C-Max.
This is my first diesel experience and after the initial start up clatter the 2.0 is actually quieter than most petrol units especially on the motorway 75mph at 2000rpm.
Handling and ride is very good the high driving posistion and good seats make long journeys very relaxing.
Economy seems to be around 48mpg driven with a light right foot, as front tyres would be shredded if you really used the performance.
Like other owners the odd sqeak and groan comes and goes, but the radio is boss in hiding these to they settle down. So far i have done 13,000 miles and apart from the indicators packing up -- the day after it was serviced! the car has been spot on.
I use the car as a driving school car. Most pupils find it easy to drive with light steering and reasonable visibility out of the rear. The front pillar can cause a little bit of a blind spot, but the interior is spacious and plenty of storage is available.
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