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#1 OFFLINE   Adair

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Posted 22 May 2013 - 08:00 PM

I just checked and we've had over 100 new members just this month! Welcome to all of you, and we hope you enjoy the forum. Please take the time to read any of the topics that catch your interest. There is a ton of information here about the C-MAX, from the ground up! 

 

We are all owners here, many from back in the dark ages of the fall of 2012. Some as recent as last week or so. 

 

Feel free to post and ask question if you don't find your particular topic in the listed topics. We're a friendly, talkative bunch, MOST of whom love our cars.

 

Just for starters, here are a couple of links that may answer some of your questions...........or maybe provoke more, who knows?

 

http://fordcmaxhybri...-a-cmax +review

 
 
Again, welcome!! We're glad you are here!

 

 


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#2 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:06 PM

Should maybe pin this to a main page so it doesnt get burried with all the activity it goes to a page further back on "View New Content"



#3 OFFLINE   Adair

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 06:31 PM

Done, SalsaGuy! Thanks for the suggestion!


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#4 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 07:21 PM

Anytime :)

We are here to help each other



#5 OFFLINE   robertlane

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 10:06 AM

This site is already close to 1,100 members!  :yahoo:


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#6 OFFLINE   HotPotato

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Posted 13 June 2013 - 11:36 PM

Holy cow! Not too shabby. Are we merged with that other, lesser C-Max Hybrid forum yet? :-)



#7 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 15 June 2013 - 02:33 AM

sadly only about 20-30 are regular posters

 

This site is already close to 1,100 members!  :yahoo:



#8 OFFLINE   Mamalou16201

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Posted 31 July 2013 - 08:17 PM

Just picked up our new Cmax! Had update and headliner installed today before we picked up.

#9 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 12:07 AM

Welcome, Mamalou16201.  :)



#10 OFFLINE   salsaguy

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 04:00 AM

welcome to the cmax group. can i assume you have been reading some of the forums here before joining? best wishes on many happy travels in your new super efficient (and fun) automobile.



#11 OFFLINE   Mamalou16201

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 05:08 PM

Yes. I have researched about 5 months before buying. I really learned a lot from this forum. Salesman only had one other cmax. He didn't know much! I checked for the keys, and they were not there. From the forum, I knew that other people were missing them too. The dealer never heard of this, but ordered the keys. I told them, they should read this forum and learn about the cmax. Thanks for all the info, sure is useful.
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#12 OFFLINE   Adair

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Posted 01 August 2013 - 06:05 PM

It's not the first time we've heard it said that readers of this forum have more information quicker than dealerships............Ford would be well advised to have someone drop in and read from time to time.

 

Welcome Mamalou, and glad you found us!! Super glad we could make your experience go easier!



#13 OFFLINE   dweiser

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Posted 11 August 2013 - 07:47 AM

Hi Everyone,

New member here.  I drove my C-Max SE home on 11/16/12.  It's my first American brand vehicle in something like 40 or 50 years and I LOVE it!!!!  I live in the mountains of western North Carolina (highest elevations east of the Mississippi - I did NOT know that) and I just got to 42.2 m.p.g. yesterday.  Now that the engine is getting broken in, Winter has passed, and I use Empower mode, my m.p.g. goes up by 0.1 with every drive, all of them short trips.  This looks like a great Forum and I'll be happy to both share and soak up knowledge.  I'm going to wait a while to get the upgrades and headliner fix as this is a small town (Brevard, NC) and I want the dealer to figure it all out beforehand so I'm not the first.  I'm also looking for feedback from others here if the mileage upgrade makes any difference.

Thanks,

Donald Weiser

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Edited by dweiser, 11 August 2013 - 07:48 AM.

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#14 OFFLINE   jchaddpete

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Posted 16 August 2013 - 04:51 PM

Good to join this forum.  Have had repeated dead battery problems with our C-Max Hybrid over the past few months, and it's good to know that I've not been alone with this issue.  After repeated service attempts, including replacing the battery and installing two ineffective TSBs, a Ford engineer communicating directly with the certified hybrid technician at Show Low Ford in changing the software may have solved the problem.  At least, the C-Max has been fine since the software remedy completed in late July.  Trust that the battery drainage problem will cease to be an issue since we really enjoy the vehicle in every other way.


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#15 OFFLINE   MI C-max

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Posted 19 August 2013 - 02:24 PM

Glad I found this forum - I read a couple of threads before joining - each one made me say "I didn't know it did that" and caused me to run out to the new C-Max to check it out.

 

I picked up my C-Max on Tuesday (8/13/13) and think it's awesome.  When I picked it up, it had 51 miles on it and the Avg MPG was reading 24.2.  As of this afternoon, it has 650 miles on it and the MPG is already up to 40.2.  I can see that it's already altered my driving habits - longer braking, no jack rabbit starts!  I'm looking forward to seeing how high I can get the Avg MPG.


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#16 OFFLINE   Kristini

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Posted 22 August 2013 - 10:47 PM

Love my new C-Max!!! I had it for 3 months but new to this forum. Don't see many C-max in my area. Lifetime average MPG is around 43. Just got the updates, interested to see how much it goes up. Anybody have any input on this. Look forward to new info.  


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#17 OFFLINE   C-MaxSea

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Posted 25 August 2013 - 08:08 PM

Welcome Kristini!  Glad you love your C-Max, and driving it well it would seem with great MPGs.  I noticed a C-Max last night at a Seattle Mariner Game they are giving away for Fan Apprec. night - it had a road caution sign attached saying, Caution, you might fall in love...  

 

Enjoy the C-Max & this forum,  Nick 

 

PS  I think most people are giving the update credit for 1-3 MPGs.  It is very hard (impossible really) for any of us here to quantify.

 

Welcome MI C-max as well!

 

Hope your battery issues are resolved soon, jchaddpete. Welcome!


Edited by C-MaxSeattle, 25 August 2013 - 08:19 PM.


#18 OFFLINE   hootowlbbq

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Posted 30 August 2013 - 03:10 PM

Hello All

New to the Cmax and to forums. Live in central Missouri and just purchased a brand new ruby red Cmax sel for my wife, we traded in a 2009 ford flex limited and loved that car but since her new job has a commute of a 70 mile round trip mostly hwy the flex was only getting about 22mpg. when I started looking into new cars i do it differently than most, I test fit them first as i am 6'5 but only have a 32" inseam so i need head room oh and im a big boy at 325lbs

i drove every hybrid out there and being a conservative even a priusv

i wanted the fusion but could not get in the back seat, back seat you say i also have 3 kids at home 16 that is 6'5"

a 14 at 6' and my daughter 11 that is taller than mom already. now you under stand the test fit

the flex was awsome with 3rd row seating but out of the 20k miles she drives we are all in the car only about 1k a year

I saw the c max and wow it looks small from the outside but the inside is so much like the flex and that sold my wife, the kids have to learn how to sit together again but at least i can reach them from the drivers seat easier lol

Now for my questions

We havnt had to fill up yet so no report  on mpg other than each trip says about 38mpg 

Since the dealer didnt know to much i was wondering since the born on date say 7/13 will this car already have the software update?

thanks and sorry for any bad punctuations and spelling

chris


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#19 OFFLINE   ScubaDadMiami

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Posted 31 August 2013 - 12:38 AM

Welcome, and glad to see that you are enjoying your new C-MAX. 

 

Yes, I get it: "the kids have to learn how to sit together again but at least i can reach them from the drivers seat easier lol"  :lol:



#20 OFFLINE   Craig

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Posted 10 October 2013 - 04:56 PM

We have had our silver cmax since may 2013 , took 13 weeks to get here, we now have 5254.6
Miles on it with a avg mpg of 43.2 overall. Lowest mpg was 29 highest was 70 mpg. For 60 miles
In the mountains of wva and va. Interstate travel at aprox 70 to 75 mph in the mountains of West
Virgina is about 42 mpg. The best I can due on level roads ia about 45 mpg.

We bought the car to pull behind our moterhome. We have installed everything needed to pull it,
Blue Ox tow bar,Air Force one air brakes ( ha, a cmax with air brakes) LED light kit ib cmax
Tail light housing. I think this is the best car we have ever owned, powerful, silent inside,
Great seats, good looking, and great mpg.
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