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Ford C-MAX (2003–2010)

Last updated 23 December 2017

Best entry and egress of any car anywhere. Excellent front seat comfort.
Not so practical as an MPV with odd sliding rear seat arrangement.
Updated 23 December 2017

Report of faulure of CVT transmission of 2004 Ford C-Max 1.6TDCI.

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Introduction

"Surprise and delight" was an old marketing term for showroom appeal. The last thing I expected was to be surprised and delighted by the handling of an MPV. I suppose I should have paid a bit more attention to what everyone else has been writing about the C-Max.

This is the first launched but actually the third car I have driven on Ford-Volvo-Mazda's C1 chassis, itself an updated reworking of the original, excellent Focus platform which even set the class standard VW sought to emulate with new Golf.

Ford C-MAX 1.8i Zetec 2004 Road Test

Ford C-MAX 2.0 TDCi Zetec 2006 Long Term Test

 

Owners' reviews

4
A keeper, with a few caveats
3
its a ford good/and bad
4
1.6 a bit underpowered
4
Workhorse
4
reliable roomy generally good value
1
Dangerous car with very expensive repairs
 

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