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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 Zetec 5dr

    john orrick Date: 11/03/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I have had this car from new 3 years under mobility and apart from 1 recall rear windscreen motor and new tyres everything fine .Touch wood 2.0tdci engine giving 48mpg on mixed driving great when cruising on long run not so good on short runs .replaced stereo with sony unit far better and stain protection for seats. local ford dealer been fine. like everything you look after it regular service ect it looks after you.

  • 1.6 TDCi 90 LX 5dr

    J Macdonald , Midlothian . Date: 09/03/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had this car from new for 2.5yrs, 27Kmiles.

    Good: Great engine, lots of torque, v.enjoyable on dual carraigeway.Feels very solid Combined 45mpg.Not too much wind noise. Very good car to drive.

    Bad: Ventilation, windscreen & side windows steam up and dont clear easily.Cant clear condensation from side windows. Revs go up on their own from 800 to 1000rpm. You can take your foot off the clutch and the car drives up to 30mph, without touching the accelerator

    Ride is firm and the seats a bit hard.

    Problems: boot locked & rear windcreen motor replaced,under warranty.Unfortunately 2 dealers and 3 attempts to fix the 'driving on its own' problem,but still exists.

    New front discs and pads, after only 25K. Replaced front tyres after 20K.

    Dealership Service: Poor. One dealership replaced rear pads(without asking).Problem actually lay with front pads and the car came out from the garage worse than when it went it.

    Would I buy another one?

    I'd like to, but I'm going to test drive others as I have a long standing back problem and the ride is a bit too firm. My left knee is giving me a problem, so I may want a diesel automatic. Ergo, will test VW and Citroens. Ford’s new Price List states they have a new Diesel Auto 'Powershift' gearbox , but my enquiry to Ford,via email,met with a resounding silence.

    Its a pity.The car has a great deal to offer and if I didnt have my back problem and a dodgy left knee, I'd certainly consider this car again.

  • 2.0 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    Anne Haigh Date: 01/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I chose this as a company car and its now 3.5 years old and done 65K. I love the driving position, and the electronic brake. BUT the radio, electronics, seat belts, boot lock have all failed. The boot kept opening when driving, the clock is in its own personal time zone. Ford had it in to fix - and since then I can't get traffic reports on the radio - and Ford dealer didn't understand what I meant so gave up!. Radio also won't hold local tuning for Classic FM so turn on to static! Seat and trim seems to get dirty very quickly and breaks - and I don't have kids or dogs! Agree with others about tires seeming to need replacing more often.

    I'm now trying to choose a replacement and don't want Ford for reliability issues but will miss the drive position.

  • 1.8i 16v Ghia 5dr

    Peter Nowlan , Essex . Date: 04/02/2008
    • 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

    My car

    I have had a 1.8 petrol ghia c-max from new in nov 2005 and have had no major problems with the car apart from the battery keeps going flat.I have spoken with the head technician at my local ford dealership who has told me that they have had a disproportionate number of cmax`s coming in with battery problems.This has been put down to insufficient mileage.I usually do 50-60 miles or so a week and evidently this is not enough.The new ford focus uses the same running gear etc so why don`t they have the same problem?

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