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#1 OFFLINE   Nakkers

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  • Region:Canada Ontario
  • LocationSt Catharines
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:Harley Sportster

Posted 06 March 2018 - 09:30 AM

Hello from St Catharines ON Canada.

Great forum with lots of info. Haven’t purchased yet but, it’s looking very much we will.

Believe the transmission was repaired/replaced but, not sure if that means the issue is resolved or just buys it time until it goes again?

We drive a lot and want to keep fuel expenses low. The transmission issue appears related to highway use and that is what we do.

Quiet car, great room, drives very nice.

Also researching cargo solutions for occasions we go camping or road trips with our kids and dogs.

Likely getting a hitch mount cargo tray or Thule enclosed box and possible a roof rack depending on how crazy we get. We know the effects of putting stuff on the roof so, starting behind the car but, not sure if that will be enough?

90% of the time, it’s single driver so any exterior cargo solutions are very occasional. For the most part, the family and dogs can make the trip to the beach a few minutes away. Camping is only a handful of times so, not too concerned about the hit on MPGs.


Been checking out the pics of members here and much appreciated. Very helpful!

Edited by Nakkers, 06 March 2018 - 09:31 AM.








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#2 OFFLINE   raadsel

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  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationHouston, TX
  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
  • Current Vehicle:C-Max SEL

Posted 06 March 2018 - 01:30 PM

Hello from St Catharines ON Canada.

Great forum with lots of info. Haven’t purchased yet but, it’s looking very much we will.

Believe the transmission was repaired/replaced but, not sure if that means the issue is resolved or just buys it time until it goes again?

We drive a lot and want to keep fuel expenses low. The transmission issue appears related to highway use and that is what we do.

Quiet car, great room, drives very nice.

Also researching cargo solutions for occasions we go camping or road trips with our kids and dogs.

Likely getting a hitch mount cargo tray or Thule enclosed box and possible a roof rack depending on how crazy we get. We know the effects of putting stuff on the roof so, starting behind the car but, not sure if that will be enough?

90% of the time, it’s single driver so any exterior cargo solutions are very occasional. For the most part, the family and dogs can make the trip to the beach a few minutes away. Camping is only a handful of times so, not too concerned about the hit on MPGs.


Been checking out the pics of members here and much appreciated. Very helpful!

 

If the transmission was replaced, that should mean the issue is fixed. It was a manufacturing issue in some of the parts of the 2013, with the issue resolved on later model years -- including the replacement parts.



#3 OFFLINE   Swamp45755

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  • Region:U.S. Southern Atlantic
  • LocationLake placid Florida
  • My C-MAX's Year:2018
  • Current Vehicle:2018 Ford C-Max

Posted 06 March 2018 - 04:37 PM

Ford is literally giving away left over 3017 Ford C-Max with zero percent financing and cash back! I just purchased a 2018 for 4000 less then the sticker price. If u can afford it go for a new one!
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#4 OFFLINE   BIG ROCCO

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  • Region:U.S. Mountain
  • LocationPHOENIX, AZ
  • Current Vehicle:2013 C-MAX

Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:14 PM

Yes - I would urge you get a later model if possible.  We had a '13 - had some minor issues resolved under warranty - when i totaled it, we got a '15 - it has never been back to the dealer for any repairs, in nearly 3 years



#5 OFFLINE   Nakkers

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Posted 06 March 2018 - 07:19 PM

The reality is, we’d rather buy used as the price point for new would put us in the territory for payments. While that isn’t bad for many people, we rather avoid having a monthly payment.

We also drive in excess of 25k miles (40k kilometres) annually.

The options of Hybrids and other configurations open up for new vehicles as well.

This C Max appears to be in excellent condition and at a price point that we can purchase outright and enjoy the fuel savings.

Thank you everyone for the kind words and input. Much appreciated.

#6 OFFLINE   ptjones

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  • My C-MAX's Year:2013
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Posted 07 March 2018 - 03:10 PM

The Hybrid stuff is covered including trans for 8yrs/100k miles and you can transfer the Warranty and even extend it. :)

 

Paul



#7 OFFLINE   Nakkers

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Posted 08 March 2018 - 12:57 PM

Thanks Paul.


I took the VIN and called a local dealer because there are some differences between American and Canadian warrenty.

Confirmed the power train warrenty is in place until the end of December.

Since the car isn’t in my name, they would’t disclose any service records due to privacy. I should have said I just purchased and I’m the new owner but, didn’t think of it.

I called a different dealer and they confirmed the name of the servicing dealer but, the system isn’t linked for service records. Just recalls and bulletins etc.

I did mention to the wife, the Energi and other options. We do regular trips to HD/Walmart/Costco and getting the kids to places but, the vast majority of driving is freeway. We looked at the math for the price difference and fuel savings between the two (Hybrid vs Energi) and also looked at newer models and even new to take advantage of government incentives etc.

It was quite the exercise. In any event, I think we will stick with the low mileage older unit of the Hybrid. Will firm up the deal in a week or so.


Edited by Nakkers, 16 March 2018 - 10:06 AM.

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