Great to drive but limited space and too many warranty problems to list. I'd never touch one again.
Just sending you an email to tell you that I got a very good deal on this car - £13,500 - which I collect in March.
Running costs? I will get back to you on that.
This is my first Ford car for some twelve years and have been very impressed by the build quality and performance of the turbo diesel.
My car was an ex demo model from a Ford dealer and I managed to get a £3000 discount when I bought it in Jan 2004. It delivers outstanding performance coupled with good fuel econmy (average 47.5mpg) and drives as well as some of my previous BMWs.
The only problem I have had since purchase involved the electronic handbrake, which failed during the summer but was repaired under warranty, and although the dealer claimed not to be aware of any particular problem with this function all C-Maxs were recalled to have handbrakes checked some three weeks after my problem was highlighted.
Practicality, great. Driving dynamics, fantastic. Build Quality, in my case, absolutely dreadful!
I am now on to my second C-MAX, the first having been replaced by my dealer. My first C-MAX went back to the garage in excess of 14 times, with defects ranging from brakes that stick on, to suspension bearings failing. And rattles, so many rattles!
My replacement is slightly better, but is currently having its second visit to the dealer to repair faults.
To sum up: horriffic build quality, extremely poor dealer, do not buy one of these cars!!!
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