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Ford C-MAX (2003–2010)

Last updated 27 January 2019

 
4
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 27 January 2019

Report of leak into 2007 Ford C-Max and complicated fix for it. Symptom was wet footwell carpet after heavy rain, car was parked up not driven in rain. In my case passenger side, but could be either...

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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

5
Great family car
4
Great car. Crap repair support from Ford.
4
A keeper, with a few caveats
3
its a ford good/and bad
4
1.6 a bit underpowered
4
Workhorse
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Contract hire from £230.88 per month
 

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