Ford C-MAX (2010 - 2019)

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1.0T 125ps Titanium EcoBoost Start+Stop 5dr Medium MPV

reviewed by Anonymous on 10 August 2019
4
Overall rating
4
How it drives
3
Fuel economy
5
Tax/Insurance/Warranty costs
4
Cost of maintenance and repairs
3
Experience at the dealership
5
How practical it is
4
How you rate the manufacturer
4
Overall reliability

great car, but recent engine trouble

Prior to the beginning of this week my review would have been extremely positive overall.

The cmax is a perfect practical family car.

Pros
Spacious, comfortable and practical
Nice to drive, surprisingly speedy
Good for carrying people (duh) and kids/bikes/dog/stuff
Interior space Vs exterior size is way better than an SUV or estate
Easy to park
Titanium extras well worth having

Cons
MPG nowhere near stated especially around town. Typically get 35mpg in town and 50mpg max on the motorway if I stay under 70.
Engine is nippy but I find quite 'twitchy' on the clutch when pulling away, easy to stall or pull away too fast.
Only reliability issue up to now was a drive shaft seal repaired under warranty.
Mixed customer service experiences at the dealership.

This week it's had a service with Ford and there is an internal coolant leak in the engine. Apparently a known fault and the most likely outcome is a replacement engine. It'll be repaired under warranty again but I wonder how this will affect the future resale value of cars with this engine.

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About this car

Price£22,295–£28,795
Road TaxA–I
MPG36.7–74.3 mpg
Real MPG79.1%

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