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  1. Last week my wife and I spent 6.5 hours in our C-Max on a journey which normally takes 2 hours max. We were on the M25 when it was closed from the junction we were approaching so we stopped after about an hours driving and there we stayed for the next 4.5 hours, creeping forward a few hundred yards every hour or so until we reached the turn off. In all this time the Max’s temperature gauge never went above normal and the car behaved impeccably throughout. After such a long time sat in a car (nearly a working day!!) we felt comfortable and reasonably relaxed. We could have ended up hat
  2. I have had a 55 plate tdci Ghia C-Max for 4 months now and I thought someone may be interested in a direct comparison of the Ford C-Max tdci and the BMW 320d 2.0 litre diesel. I know they are not head to head competitors (joke) but you may find my experience interesting. I had the BM from new as a company car until the last October when I came out of the company scheme and bought the Max. The 320d was my first diesel and it was something of a pleasant surprise after never before having had an oil burner. The engine spec is similar to the C-Max (common rail etc) so I was able to do a like for
  3. Many thanks Jackblack. So pushing the lever down flattens the beam and that is the setting for Continental driving? Please confirm if I have got this right. Regards
  4. When I was starting to drive (mid 1960s) I could never afford much in the way of cars (some of the junk I had to drive then are now called 'classics' - don't make me laugh) and invariably the handbrake never worked properly so I developed an instinct for always leaving a car in first gear. So now I'll be doing it not because the car is a banger but because technology gives cars minds of their own. Never saw that one coming in my Ford Pop. Chris
  5. Thanks Nick, you are spot on. I had to get the RAC guy out and he came to the same conclusion. We have only had the car for a week and its not been used yet as I still have my company car until the end of October. My granddaughter had been playing in the C-Max in our garage and had switched on all the rear interior lights and pulled up the sun blinds so as the rear windows are dark tinted anyway I did not notice. They had been on since Tuesday evening! Thanks for taking an interest. Regards, Chris
  6. My 55 C-Max with EPB beeps when I open the door and squawks through the glove box (no kidding) and displays message 'EPB(!) yet to be applied'. Turning the key to start the engine just makes all the instrument lights go out. The EPB will not apply when I press the switch and the car will not lock on the key's remote. I will call Ford Assist tomorrow but can I fix this myself? Anyone else had this?
  7. Hello MattH, Glad to hear you got your car. I succumbed to a 55 2.0 tdci Ghia last week-end. A few extras, 11 months old with 7,500 miles and the owner dropped £7,000 from his purchase price last October (ouch). This car will replace my company BMW 2.0 diesel which I have had from new for 3 years. I was a bit wary if I would find a great difference between the Beemer and a newish Ford and I am pleased to say that the quality of the C-Max exceeds my expectations – a cracking car and well built with it. The previous owner was not exactly fastidious so I have spent a couple of days cleani
  8. MattH, Looking at the manual under 'Roadside Emergencies' it says that after taking out one screw the light fitting comes out forwards. It also shows you how to remove the back of the light. Although this is about changing halogen bulbs maybe the Xenon light units come out the same way. Have not had a chance to look at the car yet but it seems more logical than trying to get at the lights from the back.
  9. 55 C-Max Ghia with Xenon. I would like to adjust the dip for Continental driving. I've looked under the bonnet and I see a whacking great internal support bar right behind the driver's side light cover, attached at numerous points. There is no way the light cover will come off unless this is removed which looks like major work. On the passenger side the bar that is right behind the light cover has the bonnet support attached! Where am I going wrong??? Regards
  10. I've looked under the bonnet and I see a whacking great internal support bar in front of the driver's side light cover attached at numerous points. There is no way the light cover will come off unless this is removed which looks like major work. On the passenger side the bar that is right behind the light cover has the bonnet support attached! Where am I going wrong??? Regards
  11. I see from my 55 Ghia C-Max manual that the Xenon lights can be adjusted for Continental driving but only by an 'Expert'. Any ideas how this is done? Thanks and regards
  12. Thanks ChrisChitty. I've done a few tests and you are right, I was worrying needlessly and mine (puddle lights, mileage display and Sony CD display) all behave the same as yours. Very reassuring. Thanks again.
  13. I have just bought a 55 C-Max Ghia and while giving it a good interior clean I notice that the puddle lights in the indicators stay on all the time. Only if I lock the car do they go out. As I will be spending a few hours on the interior I am worried it will flatten the battery. Any advice/comments? Do yours stay on or is it a setting? Even after I have locked the car the mileage indicator is still lit. Is this usual or does it go out after x minutes? Please help if you can. Thanks
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