Last post on Dec 10, 2013 at 8:37 AM
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#19 of 57 Re: Ford C-MAX [bobw3]
Oct 25, 2012 (4:28 pm)
Agree that getting a used car avoids the depreciation, etc. but unless its a classic, etc. I confess I usually buy new. As far as winter, my '12 model has heated seats, front and rear as well as a heated steering wheel so we try to use that to supplement the heater (they draw next to nothing off the battery). The main heater will use a fair amount of 'juice' if you leave it on too much but as the car warms quickly you can cycle it ... remember that an EV has no 'waste' heat like a gas car so they work a bit harder; interestly enough, running the A/C uses less energy than heating it. We keep it comfortable but I do monitor the range when it gets real cold ... last winter was fairly mild where we are so didn't have to do that much. We can also 'preheat' the car (via an iPhone or the web) so you start off with a warm car and end up using the main heater even less.
#20 of 57 Back-up Camera on C-Max SE?
Oct 26, 2012 (11:25 am)
As far as I can tell, Ford doesn't offer a back-up camera on the C-Max Hybrid SE model. It is part of an option package on the SEL and the Energi though. It looks like both of those cars use the same Sony head unit/Display that is the MyFordTouch upgrade stereo on the SE. Is it possible to add a Backup camera to this stereo? If so, how would you order it, and what would it cost?
#21 of 57 A list of the parts pricing ...
Oct 26, 2012 (11:36 am)
and someone who may try to do exactly that.
1 - Camera (19G490) $379.92
1 - Camera Mount Bracket (19H421) $ 31.80
1 - Camera Module (19H405) $257.58
1 - Nut (HN1) $ 4.00
1 - Screw (HS1) $ 8.00
#22 of 57 Re: A list of the parts pricing ... [early74b]
Oct 26, 2012 (12:29 pm)
#23 of 57 Picked up my 2013 C-Max Hybrid SE 2 days ago (11/06/12)
Nov 08, 2012 (5:34 am)
Only had my C-Max SE two days now but so far I LOVE it!! It's a very comfortable ride, visibility is very good, everything (including doors closing) seems to be of good to high quality. I traded in my 2009 Honda Fit Sport which I liked a lot and which gave me 33 to 34 m.p.g. for 3 years. The C-Max seems much more refined and even the SE comes with things like Bluetooth. I like Hondas and once owned their Insight which I HATED! This C-Max is my first American car in 30 or 40 years.
#24 of 57 Re: Picked up my 2013 C-Max Hybrid SE 2 days ago (11/06/12) [dweiser]
Nov 08, 2012 (6:32 am)
I have an '07 Fit right now. Does the cargo area behind the 2nd row of the C-Max seem much bigger than that of the Fit behind the 2nd row? The Fit is rated at 21CuFt and the C-Max at 24CuFt. Also, how much more roomy do the rear seats seem in the C-Max? I won't ask about MPG because you just bought it. Fuel Economy .gov has 5 drivers reporting an average of 39mpg vs the EPA average of 47mpg, but it will be a year before accurate "real-world" mpg figures come out.
#25 of 57 C-Max cargo area compared to Honda Fit
Nov 08, 2012 (8:34 am)
The cargo area behind the upright rear seats seems about the same to me in the C-Max as in my 09 Fit but it may be a bit larger/wider. I'm waiting for the rear tray to come in to haul some things to the dump/recycling center. I'll have a better idea when I do that. Sorry but I haven't even sat in the rear seats yet but looking in at the rear bench seat it doesn't look bigger than the Fit but it must be because the Fit seats 4 and the C-Max seats 5. Sorry I wasn't able to help more. I'd say the ride is the biggest difference I've noticed. Low scores for the long braking distances and the turning radius is truly HUGE after the Fit. I owned a Honda Insight and I HATED it but I'm liking this C-Max a lot!
#26 of 57 Re: Ford C-MAX [early74b]
Nov 08, 2012 (11:14 am)
It would be even better of Ford would spend the extra $20 for the valve set that would allow you to run the "A/C" as a heat pump. CHILL the OUTSIDE, not the INSIDE.
Nov 16, 2012 (12:14 pm)
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#28 of 57 Re Ford C max energi
Nov 25, 2012 (6:57 pm)
Just took delivery this week of c max energi w/ all bells 'n whistles. Very impressed w/ handling, performance, build quality etc. Ford seems to have a real winner with this one. Mileage is running about 40 - 42 MPG, and I really don't drive it in the most efficient manner.
One post mentioned the sensitivity of the brakes, they are excellent in my opinion, good linear pedal travel and a nice firm pedal, easy and very smooth transition from regen to conventional. I got used to them in a few hours of city driving and this is the first EV I've ever owned or driven. Another was concerned about lost space due to the larger battery, it really doesn't amount to much unless you want to stuff it full from from floor to ceiling. I'll run it for a few months to give it a good breaking in and report back on mileage etc.