In-depth Reviews

Ford C-MAX owner reviews

"The Ford C-MAX is a five-seat MPV, which is good to drive, practical and economical, but it isn't as safe as some newer models"

Carbuyer Rating

3.3 out of 5

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Owners Rating

4.0 out of 5

68%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Other (13 cases)
  • Engine (8 cases)
  • Brakes (2 cases)
  • Electrics (11 cases)
  • Engine, Other (1 cases)
  • Suspension (1 cases)
  • Brakes, Electrics (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch, Suspension (1 cases)
  • Engine, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)
  • Electrics, Engine (2 cases)
  • Electrics, Gearbox / clutch (1 cases)

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2 Litre diesel powershift

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
An excellent all rounder. Comfortable, reliable, economical and good to drive. Normally I change my car every 3 years but I have yet to find anything better for the money, and I have owned BMW and Mercedes before. Your review claims space is tight but I have never found this a problem. Rear seat adjusts to increase passenger or boot space as required

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 diesel auto titanium

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

54
Review
Love this car, our second Cmax, first diesel though. Smooth auto box, plenty of punch when needed, handles like a dream. Interior comfort and room great, plenty of storage. In Moondust silver with titanium spec chrome grill, looks like the dogs danglies!!. Simply love the car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec 1.6 TDCI

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Very good car. Pros: computer systems such as bluetooth and cd, radio work really well, engine is very powerful, loads of torque throughout gears, the gearbox is really smooth, the best gearbox I've seen in a manual car. The power steering has to be the best thing, you can really throw this car into corners and forget you're driving an MPV. Cons: Very low mpg compared to figures, achieves only 44mpg on shell v-power and about 40 mpg on normal fuel (go for v-power if you own this car). Hard plastics all around cabin( not nice), also a lot of flimsy bits of plastic all over the place even on the steering wheel the plastic silver bit (looks like ford trying to copy Mercedes) is very flimsy and will flake off on edges. Also our car is on 15k and still mpg is not good, only 50mpg on motorway at 65mph in 6th gear. Best to buy this car second hand as the first 10k miles will be of very few mpg, maybe only 40.
Reliability

5 out of 5

Very reliable, will never let you down.
Performance
Very smooth and the car packs a punch in all gears. You can tell this cars engine was jointly built with PSA (who make some of the best diesel engines in the world)
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Mpg way off on figures, achieves no where near, this car is more happy for motorway driving. Tax very low.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6TDCi Zetec

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Had our C-MAX for around 8 months so far, it is a company car from new. The 1.6 TDCi has lots of torque and has quite a pull in 2nd and 3rd.. Nice to have 6gears on motorway. I have found the actual MPG to be a way off the advertised figures though, constantly getting around 40mpg around town, and only hits 50-55 on motorways.. nothing like the 60-65 book figures I saw! Driving position is good, but I am tall and tend to hit my left knee on the centre console though.. The audio and hands free system is good and the voice recognition works reasonably well.. Also I am annoyed by the fact the A/C comes on automatically if you put the temp dial all the way to cold, or put the direction to windscreen only, or the fan speed to anything over 2... gets very annoying!! So far only done just over 6k, and no problems or breakdowns yet, reliability seems ok.. Plenty of storage room, and lots of legroom in the back for the kids... We took the family pack which had integrated window blinds and seat back trays in the back which the kids love, and also went for privacy glass.. A good all round family car!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 Petrol Titanium 5dr, 5 seats

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
My version has cruise control fitted, which allowed me to test the stated MPG figures, and I've found that in 5th gear, at 55mph on a motorway the MPG in that scenario was pretty much exactly what the manufacturer stated, 53MPG for open-road. Obviously, how you drive will affect the figures, so I just wanted to debunk others who claim lower mpg figures.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

52

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

32
Review
Never had a major problem. The only exception was the air con which later turned out to be a leaking pipe. Best car i have ever had.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Good. Squeeze and extra few miles out if i switch off the air con.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

48

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

36
Review
Only had new battery, tyres, alternator, plugs since having car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
Hasn't broken down but brake discs and pads replaced on front
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Fuel is about what I expect and cost of spare parts are cheaper than my old Nissan Almera Tino

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No issues in past 12 months
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Tyres are needed to be replaced around every 20,000 miles

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49
Review
good after ERG valve was replaced
Running Cost

4 out of 5

in last 3 years only ware and tear items, wheel bearings brake discs

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

38
Review
no problems at all in the time i have had the car

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

41
Review
great, can't fault it so far.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

as the engine is still bedding in i can't complain

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

50
Review
Total reliablity - no breakdowns or unexpected problems
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Reasonably priced manufacterer parts and plenty of third party spares available

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50
Review
No problems during first 14000 miles
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Bit thirstier than expected

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

ghia, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Would not buy another as fuel economy not as good as my last focus but according to ford this one has a better engine

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol,

Year of registration

2005

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Average sort of car much as i expected. Useful for carrying diy items.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is the ideal car for a family of 4. Not to good on petrol around town. Has good room and boot space.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent handling , economy and comfort

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

LX, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It is a good family car, but now bigger than i need.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent for the family which is why i bought it

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Style, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
This is probably the most badly assembled car i've owned. It falls short on luggage space and the back seats cannot acccomdate three booster cushions. I think these are most important for this class of car.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

ZETEC, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Does what it says on the tin. Wouldnt get this car again but like the brand

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Gone through a complete set of tyres in about 12months, and seems to take ages to change into top gear ( auto ). Just pleased i don't have to pay for tyres motability car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Practical

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Ghia, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very good, spacious and easy to drive apart from moving off from standstill when the clutch is snatchy. Handling very good but ride a bit firm.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec Tcdi, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.0-litre to 1.5-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
I am very pleased with it, and i would like to buy The same car but with the 2 litre diesel engine.and auto box. They are too pricey at present..PITY

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titanium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
C max is a nice car but themain issues for me are the headlights which i think are very dim and selecting reverse gear which can take two or more attempts to engage

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1.6

Year of registration

2016

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

34
Review
My C-Max has plagued with constant electrical problems. I've had central locking problems, hill start warnings, traction control warnings, service lights coming on and low washer fluid warning lights. The car has been been back to the main dealer several times and I'm now absolutely fed up with it. Today I took it back again with the washer bottle emptying itself over night, as well as yet another warning light, a service light and the hill start light fault on again. A phone call later from the Ford main dealer stating no faults were found and these faults are not stored on the cars fault list. As for the washer bottle again no fault found yet fill in the evening it's empty again the morning after with water running down the road. I've had several ford cars over the years, no more after this.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1995 d titanium

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Car drives well, good fuel consumption though its a noisy diesel engine, I was told by Ford that it's normal. Still better than the 2009 Nissan Qashqai 2.0-litre petrol automatic I had before. The automatic gearbox is slow at changing gears so the car vibrates, there was also very loud drumming noise at speed, i.e. above 40 mph coming from the rear. My dealer suggested that I turn the radio up. Make sure you test drive on a motorway. I didn't, I got stuck in rush hour traffic.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2.0 Titanium 6 speed auto

Year of registration

2014

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

42
Review
Brilliant in every respect. Well put together and pleasure to drive. Fuel consumption is bad. Round town you expect and get high 30s to 40 but on a run, motorway or A road you will not exceed 42mpg. Took it to the local dealer who said all was OK and fuel consumption would improve in warmer weather. Did not see that little caveat in the brochure.

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

1 litre Ecoboost

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Review
Moved over from a VW Plus (both cars have higher profile, so easy to get in and out) but have been disappointed with the MPG which is no-where as good as claimed. The gear change is also very clunky (6 gears) and feels like gear changes were about 15 years ago. Also the ride is a bit hard (not uncommon in this day and age in my opinion).
Reliability

3 out of 5

Too early to say
Performance

2 out of 5

Not much go when over-taking.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Too early to say

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Only owned a short while - it's been fine, other than the reverse lights packing in
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Frugal with fuel, Ł100 per year VED

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
always starts, no overall problems apart from wear and tear
Running Cost

4 out of 5

being a ford parts are resonably priced but would like better fuel comsumption

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

50

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Just replaced EGR valve. First major repair in 5.5 years.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No defects in 6 years of ownership - excellent
Running Cost

4 out of 5

apart from consumables, (tyres, wipers etc) no unexpected bills. Good insurance group, mpg & road tax.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

54
Review
All equipment on the vehicle has always operated first time without fail. Engine is snmooth and has plenty of torque
Running Cost

5 out of 5

12,500 miles first annual service (Ł165) is only cost to date, other than fuel Vehicle has covered 14,500 miles

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

34

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

2-3 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

37.5
Review
I've only had the car 4 months. It has been reliable apart from a continual whining noise coming from the turbo, which is appallingly bad and incredibly annoying. Ford say its 'normal'
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Fuel consumption is very poor at 37.5mpg

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

40
Review
very relaible car
Running Cost

4 out of 5

reasonable to maintain ((service, tyres etc)

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

58

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
Never had a problem, apart from with the built in sat nav and that doesn't really count
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Lots of town driving means higher than average mpg, and therefore more expensive to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

58
Review
Teething problems with the onboard computer

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

40
Review
Absolutely excellent. No problems except for blocked fuel filter.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

30
Review
No problems at all.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

35
Review
had no problems at all
Running Cost

5 out of 5

cheap to run

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49.8
Review
Excellent car. No problems so far. Comfortable and very stable on the road.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Good fuel consumption. Cheap tax and insurance. No spare parts needed as yet.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
Good allround practical vehicle

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Overall good

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

LX, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Great, it does all i want

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

L, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Good value, basic motoring in reasonable comfort

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

Used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
I love it!! This is my second c-max and i would recommend it without hesitation - it's everything i wanted and more.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A brilliant, economical car which is superb to drive but could do with a bit more family practicality eg rear cup holders.A Minor detail compared with all the good points but only get the diesel versions.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Great car, does everything i need, very comfy and great on the motorway

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A few very minor design issues but generally well made excellent to drive and very reliable.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

tdci ghia, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It has been surprisingly good and would reccomend it to anyone

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
It has proved to be a competent if a little anonymous vehicle which does all that i need of it without exciting the blood or causing concern

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Ghia, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Love the car and spec. - disappointed with gearbox failure (£3000 to replace); egr failure; tailgate lock failure; gearshift failure; parking sensor failure; alternator failure.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
An excellent car which has gone on and on with the minimum of fuss, which is just as well, as the after care by the dealers is still poor. We are a necessary evil it seems.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good vehicle, probably as good as is available, of its type.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

More than 20,000

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable, good to drive

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titianium, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent driver's car.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.6 Tdci Zetec

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

53
Review
Over many years I've had new and older cars, according to work needs. Now retired my wife and I were finding her small car and my Freelander satisfactory for joint us. Both were difficult to get into (hers is too low for me and vice versa), so we looked around for something likely to see our motoring days out. After considering a Merc B class we opted for a low mileage, ex-Motability C-Max; 7,500 miles and 15 months old. We've covered almost 2000 miles in the 6 weeks of ownership and are delighted with almost every aspect - comfort exceeds any other cars except when we had Wolfrace Captain's seats! We've used it for all weekly shopping trips (30 miles or so) and 200 to 400 a day on longer ones, all without aches and pains or fatigue. The only gripes have relate to the owner's manual (it tries to cover all variants but to my mind, doesn't make it clear to which parts refer to which model), and the computer display is confusing to a simple mechanical engineer... Overall though, we love it. Some owners reckon the suspension is firm, maybe it is a bit when compared with some others but the lack of body roll inspires confidence around our lanes and on the motorways. Cruising at "70" mph for over 6 hours achieved 54 mpg.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

30
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Too much fuel used

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

45
Review
No issues so far
Running Cost

5 out of 5

As cheap to run as my previous compact car

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

51
Review
It has not let me down

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

49

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

55
Review
VERY RELIABILE INEED, IT'S 5 STAR.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

LONGER THE DISTANCES BETTER THE ECONOMY.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

60
Review
Had a major problem with a fuel valve failing three years ago, and have a bit of a niggling problem with aircon but otherwise no other significant problems in last five years.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

generally cheap to run

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Diesel, Automatic

Year of registration

2011

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

36
Review
Dealer unable to find a fault which results in poor running. Four attempts at a warranty repair in three months and yet still the fault persists. Car off the road for repair for 72 days out of 143 since Sept 2012.
Running Cost

3 out of 5

Fuel consumption could be better for a diesel.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
A good car well worth recomending to others

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2003

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very practical, comfortable, easy to live with, reliable, quiet. I have enjoyed owning this car and will probably look for a similar car next time.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Titaniam, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2010

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used
Review
As i am now retired i needed to downsize the car and at same time choose one that was easier to get in and out of so the c-max type of car was ideal. The car is also very economical now that my income is less.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

lx, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
We love the space in it, and the cheap running costs parts, and servicing are the cheapest we've found, drives nice, looks ok (not an eyesore at all), very happy with it, wont be changing car for a good while yet.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent young family car. Lots of storage, warm and safe, with just the right set of features for it to feel sporty!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

Ghia, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Perfect family car with everything you need to keep your family safe and all the right toys for dad.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Very good overall

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Practical and does the job, fuel economy in town could be much better

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Generally good at what it is required to do.however a 6 speed box would be better

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2006

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Very happy comfortable economic good performance and practical one problem with leaking injector [50,000] miles ?bad Luck!!! Will certainly have another c max.

Owner Review

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2007

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Excellent comfort, driveability & space for passengers, dogs & luggage. Petrol consumption much less than manfacturer's brochure says. All cars should have a heated windscreen!

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2009

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Reliable,comfortable,enjoyable to drive

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

More than 5 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
Excellent car. Will definitely buy latest model.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

ghia, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

0 – 4,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Generally a good car with just a few minor problems

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

zetec, 1.6-litre to 1.9-litre, Diesel, Manual

Year of registration

2005

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

3 - 5 years

Bought Car

New
Review
Versatile, spacious, economical, safe and reliable. Who'd have thought a ford could be all this!

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

Zetec, 2.0-litre to 3.0-litre, Petrol, Automatic

Year of registration

2008

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

Used
Review
The c-max has been a very good car ease of getting in and out, no major problems apart from a oil leak in the engine which was sorted out under warranty, this is a motability car.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

1.0 Eco Boost 125 Petrol Zetec

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

2 - 3 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

44
Review
Bought it pre-registered with 4k on the clock. Very pleased with comfort and quiet(er) road/wind noise. No problems to report; just replaced the front tyres at 24k miles. MPG is not as good as I had hoped - 44mpg, driving with care. I like the heated front screen, but wish it had keyless entry. I'm looking for a replacement but nothing looks/drives as well to my mind.

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 TDCi Titanium

Year of registration

2013

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

45
Review
Upgraded to current version last year because the dealer offered me a no-brainer deal. More economical in and around town when engine cold than previous models. I have this model to tow my caravan which it does admirably. The fact that I can outrun most people in it when there is just me on board is, of course, irrelevant. The only downsides of the new model is that it doesn't have a spare wheel (marginally improves economy I guess, but useless otherwise) and there is less storage space, probably also to save weight. On the other hand it is great fun to drive, has immense chuckability, goes round roundabouts at, well I'm not prepared to say, and stops on a sixpence. Not quite enough poke to outrun the big Beemers (mine is the lower powered 2.0 version) if they push hard but I'm usually long gone by the time they realise what they need to do. Why drive anything else?
Reliability

5 out of 5

None so far, first service due next month
Performance

5 out of 5

More than meets my needs whether solo of towing.
Running Cost

4 out of 5

Cheaper to run around town than earlier versions, a bit more expensive on long high speed runs. More than balanced by not needing "AA" cover as covered by Ford Assistance.

Owner Review

3 out of 5

Version

1.5-2 litre, Petrol, Manual

Year of registration

2004

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

1 - 2 years

Bought Car

New

Typical MPG

35
Review
Problems with coil packs, spark plugs and cat converter failing - all within 18 months
Running Cost

2 out of 5

Seems to use lots of petrol

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