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HI EVERYONE MY NAME IS MICHAEL AND I AM A NEW MEMBER WITH A STORY THAT YOU WOULD NOT BELIVE NINE MONTHS AGO I PURCHESED A O4 1.8 C MAX GHIA PETROL WITH 29000 MILES SINCE THEN I HAVE HAD NOTHING BUT TROUBLE WITH THIS CAR IN THE PAST NINE MONTHS I HAVE DONE 3000 MILES IN TOTAL MY CLOCK NOW SHOWS 32100 MILES THIS CAR HAS HAD "BRASE YOUSELVES THIS IS NO JOKE HONEST"
NEW CD PLAYER
NEW KEYS
NEW BATTERY
NEW AIR CON PUMP
NEW BRAKE ACTUATER - SORRY FOR SPELLING
NEW BRAKE PADS
NEW STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS FOR STEREO
NEW CENTER CONSOLE ARM REST
NEW COIL
3 WINDOWSCREENS "YES THREE"
NEW SCUTTLE PANEL
NEW WINDOW WIPER MECHANISM
ENDLESS SOFTWARE UPGRADES DUE TO POOR FUEL CONSUMPTION AND CAR RUNNING POOR
SOFTWARE UPGRADEFOR LIMITED EPB FUNCTION
NEW REAR BUMPER
NEW REAR NAME BADGES
NEW PLASTIC ROOF MOULDINGS
NEW FRONT BUMPER PLASTIC MOULDING
SOMETHINK REPLACED IN PETROL TANK AS I WOULD HAVE HALF A TANK OF PETROL AND THE LIGHT WOULD NOT GO OFF
ALSO I WOULD PUT MY FOOT ON THE ACCELARATER AND NOTHINK WOULD HAPPEN MEANING ANOTHER NEW PART WAS NEEDED
ALSO THE ROOF FRONT BUMPER REAR BUMPER PASSENGER SIDE DOOR AND BOOT HAVE ALL BEING RESPRAYED

THIS CAR HAS BEING IN THE DEALER WERE I BROUGHT IT FROM FOR NEALLY SIX MONTHS OF THE NINE THAT I HAVE OWNED ITI HAVE NOW GOT IT BACK FROM THE DEALER WITH 40 MORE MILES SHOWN ON THE CLOCK THAN IT HAD ON WHEN I GAVE IT THEM AND NO PETROL AND IT SOUNDS LIKE A TANK ENYONE WANNA BUY A C MAX
 

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Feel sorry for you this is the longest list ive seen. hate to say it but obviously there has got to be more to this car than meets the eye.sounds like one that should not even be on the road anymore.
 

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UNFORTUNETLEY I AM STUCK WITH IT FOR NOW BUT I HAVE SOME REALLY GOOD ADVISE WHEN YOU PURCHESE A CAR FROM A MAIN DEALER THEY SELL YOU TAX WARRENTY TELL YOU IF ANYTHINK GOES WRONG IN THE FIRST THREE MONTHS BRING IT BACK ANDTHEY WILL FIX IT WHAT THEY DONT TELL YOU IS IF THEY ARE UNABLE TO FIX THE PROBLEM YOU HAVE WITH A CAR IN I THINK IT WAS IN THREE TRYSOR ON THEM LINES YOU ARE LEGALLY INTITLED TO ANOTHER CAR OR YOUR MONEY BACK I ONLY KNOW THIS AS I WENT TO TRADE THE CAR IN AND AFTER TELLING ANOTHER DEALER MY SITUATION THEY LET IT SLIP SO I TOOK THE CAR BACK TO WERE I BROUGHT IT FROM AND THEY TO SAIED THATIT WAS TRUE BUT AS THEY HAVE TOLD ME NINE MONTHS INTO OWNING THE CAR ITS TO LATE FOR ME MY ONLY SAVING GRACEWAS I PURCHESED A WARRENTY SO MOST OF THE PROBLEMS WERE DONE UNDER THAT OTHERWISE I WOULD HAVE BEING IN SH ONE T
 

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Oh dear ,i dont want to stick up for dealers but they may have been unaware of paint job ect. I am not one to preach but its a good lesson in buying cars . my own knowledge and mechanic father helped many a time .I am very very lucky now to be able to buy new cars every couple of years and dont get any major problems(my worst was a leaky washer bottle).
 

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THATS WHAT MAKES ME SO ANGRY THEY ACTUALLY DID BELIVE IT OR NOT I HAD A MEETING WITH SOMEONE FROM THE DEALERSHIP AND REQUESTED MY MONEY BACK BUT WAS TOLD THEY WOULD ADRESS THE ISSUES SO I LET THEM AS I DO ACTUALLY LIKE THE CAR GOD KNOWS WHYMY CAR WAS THENIN THE DEALERSHIPS BODY SHOP FOR OVER AND THIS IS THE GODS HONEST TRUTH FOR FOUR MONTHS AS THEY WERE CUTTING CORNERS WHEN SPRAYING IT ONE EXAMPLE ISMY PASSENGER DOOR HAS BEING SPRAYED 4 TIMES ANOTHER IS THEY SPRAYED THE ROOF AND REPLACED THE PLASTIC RAILS AND WHEN I WAS DRIVING HOME "THEY FLEW OFF" THEY HAD NOT REMOVED THE OLD STICKY STUFF FROM OLD ROOF RAILS MEANING THE NEW ONE DID NOT STICK AND TO SHOW YOU JUST HOW MUCH BAD LUCK I AM HAVING WITH THIS CAR AND WHY I NOW WALK EVERYWERE THEY FINALLY DID IT CORRECT AFTER I HAD PHONED FORD MOTOR COMPANY THE CAR LOOKED GREAT AND WHEN DRIVING TO WORK A WEEK LATER I GOT REAR ENDEDBY A VAN SO IT ENDED UO IN UK ASSISTANCE FOR TWO WEEKS
 

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OH AND ITS A GREAT LESSON IN BUYING CARS I AGREE I RUSHED INTO IT I HAD JUST HAD MY CAR STOLEN AND MY INSURANCE CLAIM HAD FINALLY GONE THROUGH SO AFTER FOUR MONTHS OF BUSING IT I SAW FIRST CAR I LIKED THREW BUS PASS IN THE AIR AND BROUGHT IT AS DEL BOY WOULD SAY "WHAT A PLONKER"
 

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THIS IS POOR ,I AM GENUINLY SORRY FOR YOU ,I HOPE YOUR NOT OFF FORDS (MYBE THAT DEALER THOUGH) .I KNOW IT MEANS NOTHING TO YOUBUT NOW ONTOMY 5THNEW ONE AND HAVE HAD THE COMPLETE OPPOSITE SERVICE .I WISH THERE WAS SOMETHING I COULD SUGGEST.BUT AM LOST FOR WORDS. only realy had problems when i was younger and my ford were between 12 and 6 years old but never on the scale of your trouble.Edited by: dazzer
 

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NO IT HAS NOT I THINK ALL THINGS MECHANICAL CAN GO WRONG ITS JUST POT LUCK REALLY WHEN YOU BUY A USED CAR AS YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW ITS BEING TREATED THIS WAS EX MOBILITY WHICH IN SOME CASES IS GOOD "NOT MINE" I THINK THIS CAR HAS HAD A BIT OF A HARD LIFE BEFORE ME OWNING IT I HAVE A FREIND WHOS DAD HAS AMOBILITY CAR AND HE ABUSES IT TERRIBLE WHICH IS MOST LIKELY THE CASE FOR MY CAR AND I RUSHED INTO IT WHICH I HAVE NEVER DONE BEFOREHENSE THIS BEING THE MOST PROBLEMS I HAVE HAD WITH A CAR TO DATE BUT I DO THINK THINGS AREE LOOKING UP AS AND I AM TEMPTING FATE HERE ALL SEEMS OKAY NOW AND HONESTLY THE CAR IS ACTUALLY TODAY BEARING IN MIND I HAVE NOT YET LEFT THE HOUSE A REALLY TIDY AND RELIABLE CAR
 

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I remember this post well and Boy do I now hate this car with a passion now. Today my engine warning light has came on and now I am unable to drive it as my handbook says it has to not be driven and it has to go to ford A.S.A.P.
I used to think I was just having bad luck well I now dont.
I think the car is just a poor car in general and I will never buy another c max for as long as I live.
The car in my opinion and with my experiences that I have had and continue to have with it is that it is unrelible , poorly made and in general a car you will just keep chucking money at because it just never stops having things go wrong with it.

I cant wait only one more year of this nightmare then the finance company can have it back and that cant come soon enough for me.

The day I wave bye to this heap of junk will be the day i can enjoy driving again as this car and its reliablety issues have taken all the fun out of driving for me.
 

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well im also sorry to hear that matey but i fully feel yr pain i bought a new seat leon cupra and i also bought my ford focus c max a couple of months later form the same seat dealer. Since i have had my max it has also cost me nothing but money big repair bills its a nice car but comes with some bad problems. And guess what last night it messed up again leavingme to have to buy and fit or get fitted a new altenator and a new battery at 140 each

Great it gets better but then my car is nearly new in the engine department and i service it regularly
 

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Well the trouble with mine still continued and I sorned it 6 months ago after the alternator went and then the EGR valve also. I could not keep forking out money for it so I brought a little pegeout 106 1.5 diesal and have been driving that around in that. The stress this car has caused me is unbelivable. I now have got back on my feet and am going to start using it again now after paying neally £2000 in finance payments and not using it at all. I now hope it has had all the issues sorted and that I will not have to spend much money on it. Heres hoping as for the minute I am stuck with it
 

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Hello All,
Anyone else noticed that this msg is from a new user yet the user joined in April 2008! Keh! Don't understand. Please enlighten me!

Anyway,

I've had my C-Max seven months and touch wood all is ok. I got the carfrom anon ford dealer and was nervous that it would have problems but all seems well so far!

Just thought that it's not all bad with dealers.
 

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I have been very unlucky it seems with my car as I have had endless trouble for two and a half years now with it .

I see you have now had 7 months trouble free motoring that is somethink I can only hope for at the minute.

I can guarantee you when it goes wrong it goes wrong and that is then when you find out what a dealer is really like.

To say all dealers are not that bad when you have not had an issues with the car is a little easy to say in my opinion with ALL DUE RESPECT.

I however can pass an opinion as I have had more than my share of problems.

I guarantee if you had the issues I had with my car in the first severn months of ownership your non dealer would not have been interested at all.

I have to admit the dealer apart from one branch I dealt with has been more than helpful to me.

I must say infact that my car has been in the dealership since yesterday and after two and a half years ownership the dealer is fixing my car for free.

They are doing this as I have done in just over 30 months 7000 miles simply because the car has been broken.
 

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Apologies for the mix up in the date,

tooooo many guiness that night I think.


I've dealt with dealers many a time in the past and overall have had a good experience, not just myslef but with family members also.

I must say some members of my familyhave had problems like windscreen not sealed properly and leaking exhausts but have been happy with the service they have recieved from the dealer.

Yes, it is easy for me to say with the one car but it is just as easy for me to say with a number of cars and dealers.

I do feel for you though!
 
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