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JohnW
Hi there, can anyone help?

I'm planning on ordering a new new 2.0 TDCI Cmax, I'd like to get the powershift gearbox but i don't know to much about them. I've read spec sheets on how they work and the advantages over a normal auto box but how do they perform in the real world? Are they a worth while option or should i avoid?
Cheers.
JJJ
Definitely powershift. I have mondeo 2,0 tdci with powershift. It work´s fine with diesel-engine using engine low rpm torque and changes gears faster than traditionally auto box.
JohnW
[size="5"][/size] @ JJJ Are you happy with the mpg it returns? Also do use it in mainly auto or semi auto?
JJJ
Fuel consumption is about 7 l/100 km. Not bad because car is brand new and circumstances in finland this time of year are quite hard (60 cm snow and -15 degrees :( ).
I drive always full auto except i drive with caravan. 5th and especially 6th gears are too long to drive 80-90 km/h with 2000 kg caravan.
JohnW
I test drove a focus with powershift but it was a 1.6 petrol. Unfortunately they didn't have any diesel's with the powershift box. I'm pretty much decided on the 2.0TDCI with powershift.
Always nice to get someone's opinion, so many thanks JJJ.
JohnW
114 views and 2 replies? ? ? ? ?
JJJ
Yep. Here is lot of users who doesnt write more than one message. I have a lot to write but my language skills are not enought technical side :blink:
JohnW
At least you replied JJJ, i wouldn't mind short and brief replies at least then i could see how many for's and against's there were. Also the lack of replies to peoples post doesn't encourage them to come back to that particular forum. I joined this and another ford forum and to be honest i'm not so certain i would bother with either of them again.
JohnW
Anyway with your help JJJ i will be ordering my C-max 2.0TDCI Titanium with powershift in the next couple of days
JJJ
Excellent purchase. New c-max is a great car to drive. Diesel and powershift is a good compination. Are you going to order normal c-max or grand-c ?
JohnW
The 5 seat C-Max, have no need for 7 seats. Plus i think the 5 seater looks better than the grand.
JJJ
True. It´s better looking. Grand-c rear sliding doors are very practical. Here in Finland price difference between these two models are only 1500 euros. Not bad. Actually grand-c is almost in same segment as the S-max. S-max is wider but grand-c is much cheaper.
JohnW
I like the S-Max always have done good looking inside and out, i just don't need that kind of space. Your right about the Grand C-max sliding doors very practical, would be nice on the 5 seater. My C-max has been good to me it handles really well for a high sided vehicle, on the motorway it's solid and driving on country roads it's very sure footed. It's only let down is it's fuel economy, being a 1.8 petrol it's not good for short journey's. So i'm hoping my 2.0TDCI will be a big difference, when i get it.
JJJ
Local dealer chipped my Mondeo (only 800 km driven), and now has 155 hp / 340 nm. Total costs 550 euros. Does not affect the car's warranty at all :rolleyes:

I have had diesel car for several years. Here in Finland it is not worth buying a diesel car if you drive a bit of miles a year since the fuel will have to pay a separate fee which is the Mondeo in the case of about 500€/year. If you drive about 40 000 km / year in both diesel should be cheaper. Anyway I really like torque of the diesel-engine.

I'm already ordered the new Galaxy, which comes in January and it is certainly a big car (7 seats), although I do not even need so big car..Grand-c would have been enought space :blink:
alfie t
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Local dealer chipped my Mondeo (only 800 km driven), and now has 155 hp / 340 nm. Total costs 550 euros. Does not affect the car's warranty at all :rolleyes:

I have had diesel car for several years. Here in Finland it is not worth buying a diesel car if you drive a bit of miles a year since the fuel will have to pay a separate fee which is the Mondeo in the case of about 500€/year. If you drive about 40 000 km / year in both diesel should be cheaper. Anyway I really like torque of the diesel-engine.

I'm already ordered the new Galaxy, which comes in January and it is certainly a big car (7 seats), although I do not even need so big car..Grand-c would have been enought space :blink:
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alfie t
hello just joined this forum i was reading with interest as my dad has a ford c max tdci powershift 2009 and he is very pleased with it he bought it new and would buy another one gearbox is very sharp and smooth hope this might be useful john and look forward to talking more on this forum sorry about post above jjj not very good with computers
jamesie
hi john
how did you get on with ordering your new c max?
i just ordered my new c max a few weeks ago 2.0tdci auto and been told a delivery daye of end of may seems a long time just wondered if you had the same wait.
JohnW
Hi Jamesie,

Ordered mine late december with expected delivery for approx 21st march. I had a call from the garage today and was told all delivery dates are all over the place some delayed as much as June. Waiting for another call.
Good luck with yours. I'll post when i hear more.
JohnW
Had a phone call yesterday and my car is built and i should be able to collect it early may.
jamesie
i got a call a few days ago to say my car is done and on its way to garage should be able to pick up on the 30th thats a month early just hope its as i ordered.


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