.........it's 63.96% perception, very few buyers see beyond the headlines. Between the negative rants & flogging out there, and similar elements here, it has become a tough sell at the dealers. Very sad, in my book, that so few folks can see past our rants & flogs to the dynamic new hybrid the C-Max is ....................... a couple more months and we should have this beast butchered. I know, I know...........objective yadda, yadda, yadda (most good stuff); but it adds up (and becomes a flog), especially when we are just echoing the naysayers; and for the 25-30 people visiting this site at any minute as the go-to resource, why buy in to a "lemon". My new definition of a lemon is 'a car singled out for particular, and often unfair, ridicule'; just as we so often do in so many areas of our culture these days.
Good grief, the Fusion sales are booming and it is essentially the same car - why? Yes many reasons, but I'll hang my hat on wildly desirable perceptions leading the way for the Fusion; and wildly unfair negative ones for the C-Max - the proverbial 'whipping boy'. (Edit, My mistake / never mind, the Fusion is much prettier; and more importantly, I forgot to see if the Fusion Hybrid sales are keeping pace with last year, I'm guessing they are (as opposed to the C-Max). (Talking hybrids here, not PHEVs/Energis))
Wildly upbeat on a great car with way more versatility than a Fusion,
Edited by C-MaxSea, 25 April 2014 - 04:39 PM.