Itchigo53

Am I mad for looking at the 1.6 ecoboost?

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Guys, need to change the family wagon and I'm taken with the grand c-max, ticks all the boxes. Ones caught my eye 1.6 ecoboost 150, but after reading all the horror stories am I mad to even gamble on an ecoboost engine? Having a look on the ford ETIS it's still outstanding for the clutch sensor work to be done? Cheers

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I dont know much about the 1.6 ecoboost, but the car is a great car, very pleased with mine 1.5tdci, suprisingly agile car so still fun to drive.

Thecsensor is a recall so no charge for that and going by whats on the furum about clutch software up date its nothing to worry about.

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The fit and finish seemed pretty good, I haven't driven one yet but looked round a couple to make sure I can fit the car seats in etc. It's a titanium X so has all the toys, and the reviews are positive regarding the handling. I'd look at a cheeky bluefin remap as well, because, well why not get 200ish brake from the family wagon!

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I've had my 1.6 Ecoboost Focus for 4.5 years now with no issues, it's been a great engine. If I were buying a Cmax that would be my choice to have a bit of power available. It seems the newest petrol models are only available in 1.0 from what I could see on Ford's website.

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I also own a 1.5 tdci Cmax , and up to now really enjoy the car . What would be the advantage of the ecoboost?

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As mentioned in another thread, I had a 1.6 ecoboost C-Max (182 in my case) for about 6 months/5,000 miles. (Didn't particularly seek it out, I just had a need for a car like that for a while and this one came up at a good price.) I didn't feel the engine worked well in the C-Max (it's fine in a Fiesta or Focus), and would agree with Pete and Keith that (unless you only do limited mileage or drive in an emission charge zone) a diesel suits the C-Max best.

if you are looking used anyway and wanting more performance one of the now discontinued 2 litre diesels might suit. There were 140 and 163 ps versions and you could still have a remap if you felt you really needed more oomph.

 

 

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