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Overall reader verdict 3 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

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105 reader reviews for Ford S-Max MPV.
  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 5dr

    Hannah Walker , Suffolk . Date: 09/10/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I have had mixed experiences with this car. For a kiddy bus it's nice to drive and looks good, the engine is reasonably refined, frugal and yet powerful enough to easily haul a full passenger load and their baggage across France. The layout is flexible and comfortable. On the downside, unlike other Fords I've owned (MkII Mondeo, MkI Focus) it does seem to suffer from build quality problems - though I do have an early 2006 model so things may have improved. My local dealer is Marshall's of Cambridge and on the whole they have been excellent. They are not the cheapest in town, but they do seem to care about the customer. In response to Anthony Rees's comments, I too had start and stalling problems. Marshall's replaced the throttle body and everything since has been fine.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 5dr

    Daniel Beasant , Hampshire . Date: 03/10/2008
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      50

    My car

    I have owned this car for 23 months now and it has had to be returned to the dealership no less than 8 times. I have had a major brake failure where the brakes did not work at a T junction. I have had a power steering failure twice which resulted in the garage disconnecting it from the computer and replacing it with a hydraulic pump. we have now got a major computer issue leaving the car unstartable and undriveable. It was possibly the worst decision of my life to buy this car and i will not be buying a new Ford again. The garage has been less than helpful with repairs and has not once offered us a certosy car.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium 5dr

    Ian Hockenhull , Hampshire . Date: 09/09/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      49

    My car

    I too am amazed at the poor reviews so far. I have nothing but praise for my S-Max. I have owned it for 11 months now and it is an absolute workhorse. I use it for work fast high mileage business trips, Long distance fishing trips absolutely loaded up and general family usage + 1 dog. The reliabilty is first class it has never let me down (Not that it should at 11 months old and only 29k on the clock) its fuel usage is excellent lock it on cruise control at motorway speeds and it returns 54mg every time. I drive to and from Southampton to Manchester twice a week. Its load space is fantastic and the versatlity with the dog guard etc is excellent. I have sung its praises to everyone that I know and the population of S-Max's down here is growing !

  • 2.5 Titanium 5dr

    David Warrens , Essex . Date: 04/09/2008
    • 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

    Having reluctantly agreed with my wife that with 3 children and a frisky dog, the need for a 7 seater was inevitable. I therefore decided to go for the 2.5 Titanium option with full leather as a compromise to the loss of my beloved BMW 520. To date I have had no real problems, except for the electric windows being somewhat hesitant to close.. The engine is very quick, but very thirsty.. long runs will return about 350 miles to a full tank (£70.00). Lovely to drive, especially on the motorway.. Overall, very pleased, but wish black was easier to keep clean !

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