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Serious car dilema

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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
Does buying a Ford C Max give the impression that you have given up on life and become 'practical'?

I want a Seat Leon, but thinking a C Max would be cheaper to run, more economical, bigger etc. etc.

Please advise
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6y, 4m agoPosted 6 years, 4 months ago
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#1
well if you have a family.......you are conforming to what soceity says you should have and be so why worry?

for some life is a boring waste.......in fact i dont know why some even bother living with their monotonus lives
#2
Don't forget that you have to wear a flat cap if you start driving a C-Max and have matching cushions on the parcel shelf in the back. Oh, and have National Trust and RSPB stickers in the windows.... :-))

Just kidding... do you need the practicality at this point in time - if so, go with your head.
#3
I watched a topgear episode last night and they weren't impressed by the c-max. and said they couldn't see where the extra £2000 was going from focus to c-max. On those sort of cars they went with the toyota whatever it is but really do you need that much space you can't fit any extra persons in it as its still a 5 seater...
#4
meandog101
Don't forget that you have to wear a flat cap if you start driving a C-Max and have matching cushions on the parcel shelf in the back. Oh, and have National Trust and RSPB stickers in the windows.... :-))

Just kidding... do you need the practicality at this point in time - if so, go with your head.


That's my fear, i have no intention of joining the RSPB or appearing to be 75, it's just we go camping a lot, we have a child, will have another one in the not to distant future i should imagine, i'm quite tall.

Perhaps it's because it was my birthday yesterday and i'm feeling old.

joxeruk2000
I watched a topgear episode last night and they weren't impressed by the c-max. and said they couldn't see where the extra £2000 was going from focus to c-max. On those sort of cars they went with the toyota whatever it is but really do you need that much space you can't fit any extra persons in it as its still a 5 seater...


That is new though, not £2k extra for the year i'm looking at, we have a Focus at the moment and it's not quite big enough when camping, so when another kid comes along not sure what we would do!

Just don't want to buy a Leon now and then in a year or two regret it as we won't be changing it for a few more years
#5
Just go for it and get a Ford Galaxy ;-)
1 Like #6
Get a roof box and stick with the focus. You try driving the c-max in 5th at 40 mph, The engine isn't that powerful. I don't know much about leon's but i think they hold there value better than a c-max.
#7
Get the car, but buy yourself a motorbike too(_;)
#8
TUSSFC
Just go for it and get a Ford Galaxy ;-)


What an ugly car.
#9
I'd go with joxeruk2000 ...

Buy a top box - had many happy holidays when the kids where younger using the top box to carry wind breaks and all the extra holiday stuff. I bought a long surf board shaped one, much more aerodynamic than the 'box' ones - hardly knew it was on the car even at motorway speeds.
#10
Why would you care what anybody else thinks about the car you drive???
#11
hornblowerracing
Why would you care what anybody else thinks about the car you drive???


Because I am the perfect combination of both insecure and vain
#12
AlanB
I'd go with joxeruk2000 ...Buy a top box - had many happy holidays when the kids where younger using the top box to carry wind breaks and all the extra holiday stuff. I bought a long surf board shaped one, much more aerodynamic than the 'box' ones - hardly knew it was on the car even at motorway speeds.


Have a Galaxy and a top box. When we go camping in France we are usually around the smaller end of the vehicles on site as the Europeans really take the bikes, blow up boats, children's toys etc....

No doubt you are saying goodbye to something about your youth when you buy into this market.


5757alan
Get the car, but buy yourself a motorbike too(_;)

Now this really does scream middle age man!!! ;-)
#13
hornblowerracing
Why would you care what anybody else thinks about the car you drive???


Indeed, I couldn't give a monkeys about what anyone thinks about my car, or anything else for that matter.

What is it with some sad people?
#15
dcx_badass
My mums got the model before, great for fitting loads in.


inb4 fat mum jokes
#16
Get an elise and think about the kids later :p
#17
Nothing wrong with the NT or the RSPB - join now - and get a car suitable for your needs.
If people laugh at you as you drive by, well you can wave a cheese sandwich at them.
#18
I have a C-Max, good car to drive but I did buy the 2.0TDi Titanium

Now looking at a new car but not sure whether I'll go into the 4x4 range
#19
choc1969
I have a C-Max, good car to drive but I did buy the 2.0TDi Titanium

Now looking at a new car but not sure whether I'll go into the 4x4 range


As an owner, is it worth getting? What's fuel economy like?

numptyj
Get an elise and think about the kids later :p


I did say to my wifeshe could have the Cmax and i'll get an old 911, she didn't seem up for it...

I think my car knows i'm thinking of changing it, the exhaust has just fallen off..... Garage can't do it until Thurs and i'm supposed to be seeing Toy Story 3 tomorrow, bad times

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