I have had this car a few weeks (1.6 TDCI Zetec - 62 plate). We previously owned a 2006 Ford Focus 1.6 TDCI. In most aspects the grand c max is great. Myself and the wife love it. We have a two year old daughter and another on the way, and getting the two year old in and out is so easy. The space in the vehicle is good, and the engine is very quiet and refined. It is powerful too for a 1.6. However, my main gripe is with the fuel economy. I know that most vehicles do not match up with the maufacturers claims, but the Grand C-Max is way out. It really surprised me as my old Focus was really efficient - i could easily get 60mpg out of it without trying too hard to be frugal. In the c max you will be lucky to get 50mpg on the extra urban cycle if you go above 55-60mph. For average drivers who generally drive sensibly, you can expect to achieve 45mpg on the combined cycle. If you are a bit of a hypermiler like me (google it if you are not familiar with this term) you could get towards 58mpg extra urban. Overall - love the car, but the economy claims are overblown in the extreme which is a real let down.
adam ironside, June 26th 2013