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★☆☆☆☆

“Worst car ever, dangerous and unrepairable appy”

Written on: 26/03/2013 by jeffiv2020 (1 review written)

Had the car since 2011, fortunately a Motability who have just agreed ti terminate the contract because it keeps breaking down. Problems started after a small fault in electrics on drivers door was repaired. It suddenly goes into limp mode for no reason, won't rev above 2000 rpm, not nice on a busy dual carriageway. So far Ford have claimed no fault codes are on the system, despite the Engine Malfunction message and yellow warning light coming on. Ford told us it was waxing fuel and blamed… Read Full Review

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“Tdci Turbo failure”

Written on: 30/10/2011 by Andrew.Davey (1 review written)

We purchased our Ford C-max 1600 tdci three years ago with 40K on the clock. It has been a great car especially as my wife has back problems as the seat height is just right for her. The ride has been good and reliability ok. We have been all over the closer parts of europe in it. The fuel consumption ranges from 45 to 65 mpg, yes thats right 65mpg on a long journey when the urge to stay at 80 all the time is not there. HOWEVER and this is a big HOWEVER. With 70K on the clock the intercooler… Read Full Review

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“cmax long term review”

Written on: 18/09/2011 by camcowboy (1 review written)

hi,bought my cmax 1.6tdci in zetec trim brand spanking new,have now just covered 60,000 miles and have really got disapointed with the car.it drives superb but is badly let down with serious problems.i wish i was not saying this as i love fords and currently they appear to have a cracking range of cars but be warned.here is my story,i have always had the car well maintained by ford and changed the oil every 4000 miles myself between services.i am paranoid about fresh oil,imagine my frustration… Read Full Review

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“A 5 month old ex-demo purchased from a main dealer. I...”

Written on: 05/04/2011 by onerobin (1 review written)

A 5 month old ex-demo purchased from a main dealer. I had to replace the wheel bearing after 2 years, then this March the Turbo went. This was a costly £1000 repair bill. Now the rear bearings need changing again, apart from these problems it has been an excellent car. Although I have only had a few problems, they were both very costly items which is enough to ensure that my next car will not be a Ford. It is a shame that Ford have not put up a low cost replace charge for these problems on a… Read Full Review

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“there is a design fault on this engine that leads to...”

Written on: 11/01/2011 by luktaitony (1 review written)

there is a design fault on this engine that leads to turbo failure. Its that bad that new replacement turbos are sold "non warranty" as the chances of it breaking again are really high… Read Full Review

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“a good car let down by a 1.6 diesel engine, all right...”

Written on: 22/07/2010

a good car let down by a 1.6 diesel engine, all right if you like high revs and a lot of changing gears, with four people in the car moving off on a hill very poor, with a 1.8 engine or two litre enging it wood be a first class car… Read Full Review

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“I have had this car for 2 and a half years. It has...”

Written on: 07/01/2010

I have had this car for 2 and a half years. It has been towed 5 times. Electric problems, engine and turbo problems... It looks great, drives safe, but is not worth the money. I'm driving an emergency replacement car again and my Focus is at the workshop in need of a new engine. I truly HATE this car, and thanks to my Focus I am not getting any Ford car while I'm alive ever again!… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Overall this is a brilliant car. It's a lot quicker...”

Written on: 01/03/2009 by billmiller (1 review written)

Overall this is a brilliant car. It's a lot quicker than it looks and we have had no major problems with it at all. I test drone a Honda and hated it. This was my next test dire and I loved it straight away, and it's been a good choice… Read Full Review

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“On my Ford Focus C-max 1600 tdci 54 reg which I have...”

Written on: 19/05/2008

On my Ford Focus C-max 1600 tdci 54 reg which I have not even had for 1 year. The engine and turbo has gone. So I need a whole new engine and turbo at a cost of £4,298. This is a joke. Ford customer service will not even contribute towards this. It all started with the oil. There was not even an oil warning light that came on to warn me. So the turbo failed and sucked all the oil out of the engine. Be warned about this problem… Read Full Review

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“I have had many cars but this is the most suited one...”

Written on: 07/06/2006 by mattress (1 review written)

I have had many cars but this is the most suited one for a small family. It has a great ride with great handling, a great engine and great economy, plenty of cabin room and a nice boot. It has a well equipped cabin and very comfortable seats. Ford also have some great discounts on at the moment… Read Full Review

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“I have a Ford Focus CMAX but I don't like it.”

Written on: 04/01/2006 by atilcan (1 review written)

I have a Ford Focus CMAX but I don't like it… Read Full Review

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Sjhartland's Response to 223638_atilcan's Review

Written on: 21/05/2009

I found this review unhelpful because...I like the bluntness...but why doesn't the reviewer like it? Lets be more specific!!

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Paulmoran1000's Response to 223638_atilcan's Review

Written on: 26/02/2010

I found this review not helpful because... Pleas give me something why you don't like it. USELESS!

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“I find the Ford Focus CMAX 1.6 TDCi Trend to be an...”

Written on: 23/11/2005 by joegina (3 reviews written)

I find the Ford Focus CMAX 1.6 TDCi Trend to be an excellent all round car. The driving position suits both my wife and myself, with enough adjustment for both of us. Fuel economy is quite remarkable, if you drive with that in mind. Most of our journeys are 3 miles to town cold, and 3 miles back on twisty undulating roads. Not economical driving conditions, and the car returns around 40 mpg. On long runs it returns around 60 mpg. If you want a bit of power then it is there. The rear seat… Read Full Review

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“The Ford Focus CMAX 1.6 TDCi Trend provides an...”

Written on: 03/06/2004 by kallarau (1 review written)

The Ford Focus CMAX 1.6 TDCi Trend provides an excellent driving feeling;
Very good size in case it's the only car in the family: home-office city shuttle (Mo-Fr) and midrange family travelling (Sa-Su).
Excellent engine both in terms of fuel consuption and dynamics… Read Full Review

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“This is the worst car i've ever encountered......I'm...”

Written on: 16/08/2003 by terpgirl0329 (1 review written)

This is the worst car i've ever encountered......I'm on my 7th set of tires at 60,000 (an alignment with each set), my radio has been replaced twice, my brakes have been completely replaced twice, my wheel bearings have been replaced, my ignition was replaced one time after having to be towed, and low and behold, my focus is sitting in my drive-way needing to be towed for the same problem yet again......the car gets horrible gas mileage, sometimes has brake failure (causing 2 accidents), my… Read Full Review

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Santiemom's Response to terpgirl0329's Review

Written on: 10/05/2004

I have a 2001 ford focus and I feel very much the same way you do. Best of luck to you.

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371357_Stuart Driver's Response to terpgirl0329's Review

Written on: 04/06/2008

I have a 2.0 TDCi Zetec CMAX and have noticed some similar problems. The tendency to go badly out of track easily, even on speed bumps etc, the red light being permanently on as though the alternator is faulty, the radio to go strange and the time and date display to change to a previous time and date each time you switch on. Its almost like a time machine! Anyone want one? It is now 3 years old and has done 90k.

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Gerryboy's Response to terpgirl0329's Review

Written on: 24/05/2006

I agree with mugen comments, i think the owner of this car has bought a pig in a poke, the old saying rings true you get what you pay for.

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Mugen's Response to terpgirl0329's Review

Written on: 10/04/2006

60,000 miles? how old is your car?? It can't be much more than 3 yrs old. Sounds to me like you probably bought a cheap wreck reps car anyway, so what do you expect??

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Joetta Adams's Response to terpgirl0329's Review

Written on: 28/09/2004

I love the way the car looks but now I am on my second replacement of the ignition after just two months with the new one. It cost me 583.00 the first time. I went on-line and saw hundreds of other Focus owners with the same problem. Ford needs to do a recall. This is ridiculous and it is an obvious huge problem. I need a reliable car and am now looking to sell mine at a loss.
<br>Shame on Ford!

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