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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.
  • 2.0 TDCi Ultima 5dr

    Mike O'Brien , Cornwall . Date: 24/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    My car

    Overall appearance and finish is excellent and the seating position very comfortable.

    All-round visibility is good, although as with the Galaxy front distance is very much guess work as the bonnet is not visbile.

    This is less of a problem with practice. Storage and boot space is adequate and the seat permutations and movements have improved. Handling is good and the steering is positive.

    The acceleration is exceptional for this type of car and, whether in a hurry or cruising, the comfort for driver and passengers is first class. The only two little niggles I have found are the position of the handbrake. It's a bit too far away from the driver's seat and likely to not be fully released.

    The other is the rear parcel shelf, which is rather flimsy and not up to the standard of the rest of the car. The retaining fitting does not lock in positively enough and the material is very lightweight and distorts very easily. When moving seats and stowing luggage, there is always a tussle to get the cover back into position. Apart from that we are more than pleased with the C-Max.

  • 2.0 TDCi Ultima 5dr

    mark henshaw , kent . Date: 18/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 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

    My car

    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.

  • 2.0 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    David Patterson , Cheshire . Date: 12/04/2005
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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.

  • 2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    steve Evans Date: 28/02/2005
    • 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

    My car

    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.

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