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#16 AndyMaz

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Posted 21 August 2013 - 08:44 AM

Oh no, I'm sure it wasn't. But there is very little info about the manual 2.0L's out there.

 

Anyway, not to worry. Car will be ready for collection tomorrow  :driving:



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 01:26 PM

Picked her up at 11, first 30 miles driven and I'm happy so far. Stereo system is really good lol

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 04:15 PM

glad you are happy with it Andy! what car did you have before, and how does this one compare?



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Posted 22 August 2013 - 08:59 PM

Glad you like it, I love my auto version :) what's the tax cost of the manual? and what's your mpg averaging at?

The manual isn't even mentioned on the whatcar reviews, very strange.. Ring Ford and ask them why there rare :)

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 07:03 AM

I have a 2004 Vectra previously, the 2.2 SRi. It blew up, and is currently on Ebay as spares or repair! I can't compare them as they are two very different beasts, lets just say I prefer the C-Max.

 

The tax that is on there at the moment runs out on the 31st Aug and is £195. Not sure what this years is, I believe it may have changed in April? Possibly £200. Which is still cheaper than the Vectra.

 

I've emailed Ford to get some more info.



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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:09 AM

I think Fords will always out do a Vauxhall :)

Ah ok, still cheaper then mine :)

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Posted 23 August 2013 - 08:53 AM

I've had Vauxhalls for years, from 1.2 Corsa's to 2.0T Coupe's. After the experience I had with the chain driven Z22SE engine, I didn't want another Vauxhall!  :angry:

 

I had a Diesel Escort for a bit while I was commuting between Kent and Berkshire, got over 500 miles to a tank on that beast!

 

Anyway, the C-Max is perfect for my little family and it drives and handles brilliantly.



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 08:15 AM

Ford haven't bothered replying so far, so no updates on that front!

 

Really enjoying the C-Max though, drives like a dream!



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Posted 09 September 2013 - 03:36 PM

Good to hear :)

 

Try ringing your local dealer :rolleyes:



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

They must be spying on me as they've just replied...

 

Dear Mr Mxxxxxxxxxxx,


Thank you for your email. Please accept our apologies for the delayed response.


With regards to your query I have spoken with our product specialist who has advised we certainly did offer the 2007 C-MAX in both manual and automatic transmissions.  There is no specific reason why the manual version is less prevalent in the used car market than the automatic version as this out sold the automatic derivatives on the 2007 C-MAX.


I hope this information has helped. If you do have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact me.


Yours sincerely,

Andrea Gifford

Ford Information Service 

 

So there you have it, the Manual version out-sold the Auto originally.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:03 PM

Interesting, maybe everyone who ownes a manual is happy and kept them hence why there are none on the second hand market available?

 

Still doesnt answer why websites such as Parkers/WhatCar have no details of the manual though. In fact the review on WhatCar states: 

 

The 1.6-litre petrol engine with 98bhp is fine for driving in town, but will struggle when the car is fully laden and on fast roads. The 1.8-litre model with 123bhp is sprightly, and the 143bhp 2.0-litre comes only with an automatic gearbox.

 

See here - http://www.whatcar.c...6-7#tabsection2



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:14 PM

Just found your car details on Parkers website - http://www.parkers.c...ate-2003/36482/

 

Although the review only talks only of the 2.0L Diesel -  The 2.0-litre - with 142bhp is the most powerful petrol engine in the line-up and has plenty of overtaking punch plus, thanks to a six-speed gearbox, cruises effortlessly.

 

http://www.parkers.c...ng-performance/



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 12:38 PM

I have drawn their attention to that What Car article, so I will see what they say.

 

My C-MAX doesn't have a 6 speed gearbox, so I wonder if that is correct.



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 01:36 PM

I think the diesels have 6 speed boxes on them and the autos have 4 speed. Dont see your 5 speed mentioned anywhere

 

The only reference i can find to yours is here - http://www.parkers.c...ate-2003/36482/



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 09:34 AM

I was just comparing the figures between my 2.2 16v Vectra and the 2.0 16v C-Max... makes interesting reading!

 

C-MAX - 142Bhp

Vecta - 144Bhp

 

C-MAX 0 to 60 - 9.5 secs

Vectra 0 to 60 - 9.8 secs

 

C-MAX - 38MPG

Vectra - 30MPG

 

Both are insurance group 21. C-Max has cheaper tax due to (much) lower emissions.

 

I'm pleasantly surprised that many of the stats are comparable, yet the C-MAX has the smaller engine, is heavier and still makes it to 60 before the Vectra and using less fuel!



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