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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

    Martin Bagshaw Date: 21/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This car is BAD to say the least and the ford dealer was bad.The list of faults was endless and we couldnt wait to get rid of it.Everytime it went for a service they reported serious break failures on the rear.This was despite the recall work to stop it squealing in reverse.The dashboard displayed luggage compartment open and alarmed for 3 years constant.The clock couldn't hold it's time and was rubbish to set.Car nearly killed us at least 50 times due to cutting out in traffic or road junctions ,this was the EGR valve the dealer said ,but couldnt offer a fix.So when you lose your breaks and power steering just hope for the best.The boot comes open during travelling.Dealer reply ,"is it when u press the break pedal because we know about that fault" but it wasn't.Dealer cracked the engine cover on a service and car was off road for three weeks.Couldn't even drive it for 20 miles in the end.The last 20 mile trip and the alternator failed and again took three weeks to repair.Various trim fell off and the panel gaps must be the worst in the industry.Basically there is nothing good about this car other than a six speed box and i rarely used it.Looking on the forums it seems the mondeos also suffer from the egr valve fault.Wonder if it has killed anyone yet.My wife refused to drive it as she nearly got wiped out by lorries on more than one occasion.So now i have bought my own car as i wanted more control over its repairs .Not a FORD

  • 2.0 TDCi Ghia 5dr

    Mike Payne , Northamptonshire . Date: 03/01/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    I bought a C-Max 2.0 diesel Ghia in July of 2005. It was an ex-Ford car fitted with lots of extras. The car is now 3 years old and has covered 45,000 miles.

    This has been the best car I have ever owned. It is very economical. I never get less than 40 mpg. Driven gently 50 mpg is possible. Yet performance is very good. On B roads , particularly in 4th gear it is sports car quick. This car replaced a Civic Type R and although the Civic is much quicker against the clock the C-Max has much more accesable performance and is as fast as I want to go. Handling is excellent and the ride very good.

    The car has been very reliable the only problem was failed washer motor when the car was 6 months old. This was replaced the same day as the dealer had one in stock! Otherwise nothing has gone wrong.

    If this car was stolen or written off I would not bother to try anything else and would buy another C-Max.

    Only criticism is that the door seals can creak in hot summer weather - which can be cured by applying silicon .

    A wonderful car!

  • 1.6 TDCi LX 5dr

    David Boulton , Warwickshire . Date: 01/01/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I owned and drove my C-Max 1.6 TDCI for three years. There was nothing wrong with this car, it drove well, it was comfortable and reliable, easy and pleasant to drive, but it was very dull inside. It was my first Ford, and really I can think of no reason not to own a Ford. Especially now that they have revamped the interiors, I may look at the C-Max again when the time comes to change my present car.

    I certainly cannot fault the service I had from my Ford dealer.

  • 1.6 TDCi Zetec 5dr

    Viv Blaney Date: 07/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Henry Ford must be turning in his grave if he knows about the number of his customers driving around in these.

    I would not be surprised to hear that some of the cars previously mentioned for loss of power etc have been involved in accidents. Best place for them is the scrapyard! Most scary of all is the loss of brakes when 'Transmission malfunction' is displayed. As if losing power on the M25 surrounded by juggernauts isn't bad enough!

    This is my fourth and last ever Ford! Tell your friends - I've told mine!

    Recalling the model would cost Ford money but bad publicity and loss of loyal customers will cost them more.

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