Re: C Max v Focus hatchback
"Deebrief" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in news:Wee0f.3074$rp1.2734
> Thinking of going diesel with either of the above Focus options.
> Has anyone else analysed this lately.
I have a 2.0 litre (136 psi) C-Max Ghia diesel, just a year old now with
11,000 miles on the clock (it used a litre of oil btw). Great to drive,
fantastic engine. Very good for making fast progress with little drama.
The only reservation I have is regarding the economy - it eats diesel if
you enjoy the performance. I've settled to around 37-8 mpg typically,
but I can manage high 40s if I'm very lightfooted, use high gears, never
exceed 2000 rpm, and avoid the turbo kicking in. I have managed to see
60mpg, but that was with a following wind doing 60mph on a level stretch
of motorway in 6th.
I find it noisy in the back on Continentals, I believe that Michelins
are quieter? Seats are comfortable, driving position is great, both for
me and my wife 6' and 5'4" respectively.
If you're a walker/hiker, the loading lip at the back makes a great seat
for changing boots/shoes - lol
I just missed the Sony radio :o( the one I have fitted is a load of old
rubbish - I've had to give up listening to Radio 5 and Long Wave
cricket, all I can hear is interference for motor's, microswitches and
other sundry electricals and electronics.