[quote]Yeah I thought you were commenting on another post for a moment there,ha ha. [/quote]
Well er I kinda was
because prior to "beddie byes" the night before I was reading a thread about a 1999 Mk1 Focus......Like I say, I'd just got up so obviously my brain was still snoozing
[quote]The Mrs went in car today. She hates it. She hates the leather interior, she hates the gear change, she hates the high positioning, But most of all she hates the electronic hand [url="http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_nkw=brake+switch"]brake switch[/url]. She got 50 yards down the road,stalled it twice and put it in reverse instead of first gear.
Smacks of de-ja vu reading that. I had a similar experience with the wife. She gets hit head on by an idiot, our Mk1 Focus and the other car written off. Wife said no way is she driving again unless I get a Volvo ................Enter latest shape Volvo S40 with the 2.0 TDCi engine under the bonnet. And like your C-Max it had all the toys including full heated leather.......I loved it, went like stink.
Her in doors on the other hand gets in it for the first time, I'm taking her through her first drive since the accident.....she cannot release the hand brake. Well she says she can if she uses both hands, which she then goes on to prove to me. Anyway you can imagine...just short of having opposing divorce lawyers sat in the back seats....we finally manage to get off, with a one hand release of the first thing " I hate about this car"
She's doing fine, we negotiate town traffic, and we are into the glorious Yorkshire Dales, its January so the roads are quite. We are on this straight... see for miles stretch of road behind a string of about of ten cyclists. Wife brings up the rear like a guardian sheepdog............and we eventually have tale back for as far as the eye can see.
Anyway top and bottom was she got her confidence back eventually. I put parking aids on it front and back, as she said she could not judge where the front started or the back ended. She stuck with the Volvo for nine months, though I doubt she ever got into fifth gear let alone sixth. She said it was to powerful for her, and on top of that she said I drove it to fast..................she hankered back to the good ol'e days in her beloved Focus, but she knew I love the Volvo.........................And as I knew by her putting me first, she was driving a car she did not like........... that's why we have been back driving a Mk2 Focus for the last two years seven months.
Now that beats a bouquet of flowers and a box of chocolates as a gesture of commitment. So get the lass a Focus you miserable bugger