Have owned before this car; a diesel Focus and diesel Mondeo. Both were good cars, no breakdowns or problems.
I have now 2 C-MAX 1.6 TDCIs and they have been a real problem. One automatic and one manual.
The auto went into limp home mode in the fast lane of the M6 (limp home means you can`t get much more than 30 mph out of the car). Booked it into a Ford garage for analysis; picked it up and while driving it home the same thing happens, so it goes on a recovery truck back to the garage and is on the computer again (both visits cost £125 EACH). I picked it up Christmas week, and all Christmas I drive with the car going into fits of running OK, then total power loss. Still not fixed, and if Ford can`t fix, I am sure no one else can.
The other car is my wife's, and has started to behave the same. Is Ford aware of this problem, and do they care? Someone is going to be killed.
Manufacturer doesn't seem to care about customers.
The car of is no use; won`t run correctly and it's a death trap.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd January, 2008