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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 Ghia 5dr

    david addis Date: 31/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is easy the best mini MPV I have had - fast, good to drive handles well, great consumption. A nice little car.

  • 2.0 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    Tony Evans , Valencia . Date: 29/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had a test drive in this car, mine is being delivered soon. I had the metalic paint, Sony Radio, 6 CD sound system and the "privacy windows" fitted as options, the total cost was just over 20,000 euros.

    Far cheaper than Britain!! I will write a more detailed report later.

  • 1.6 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    Alan Cook Date: 29/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I knew that I had to trade up in the size of car after trying to fit holiday luggage into my Ford Fiesta, so as Ford were offering an extended test drive for the C-Max I thought this just might be the right vehicle for me.

    It was even better when they explained that I could also try the CVT version which had received high praise in the What Car? review.

    My test drive of the CVT vehicle, which turned out to be the LX version, really impressed upon me the smoothness of the transmission and the acceleration from only a 1.6 diesel when carrying five adults.

    The Ghia manual version was impressive in its finish and overall specification, everybody onboard seemed to like the ride and comfort together with the extra height.

    The dealer was very happy with my request for the Ghia 1.6 TDCi but went into a decline when I added that I also wanted the CVT transmission.

    On reviewing the Ford data base he stated the no such vehicles were in the UK, or being built and therefore no delivery timescale could be given.

    What a disappointment, especially as there now appears to be (according to motoring press reports) a glut of C-Max models about.

    On investigation with other Ford dealers, I am told that the hold up is due to:-

    1 a lack of CVT transmissions

    or

    2 a lack of diesel engines

    or

    3 a clash of operation (still to be sorted) between the electric handbrake and the transmission.

    A nice car if you can get one..?

  • 1.8i 16v Zetec 5dr

    Philip Mohamed , Tyne and Wear . Date: 17/10/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car (1.8 petrol C-MAX Zetec) since a April 04 my previous car was a 5dr 1.6 Focus Zetec, which I owned for 3 years.

    On the road it is very, very smooth yet very responsive and handles well on windy days.

    I use my car mainly around the town with the air-con on and average 28mpg.

    The cabin is spacious, airy, and the extra height and larger windows provide good all round visiblity, it is also nice and quiet and the seats are more than comfortable, good leg and headroom and plenty of storage places.

    Overall the C-MAX is a pleasure to drive, with excellent safety features, I was very pleased with my 1.6 Focus but the 1.8 C-MAX is a dream to be in and to drive.

    If the switches to activate the quick clear screen and rear demist where better situated, I would have given (in the cabin) a 5 rather than the 4.

Ford Focus C-MAX MPV

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