First let me say that I love my C-Max as do any of my friends who ride in it or drive it. They all have mileage envy and love how quiet it is. We don't have to talk over the radio that is loud to drown out the Expedition engine noise. The interior is really roomy. My friends husband was really skeptical that he could fit so I put the seat all the way back and he (at 6'3") was impressed. They may buy my C-Max when my lease is up. We drove 600 miles one way last weekend and I put in $48 in gas. That impressed everyone!! Averaged 39.4 on an interstate dong 70 behind a leader who refused to use their cruise. The speed was varied. I can do my Costco run and have plenty of room with the back seats down. After years of loving big Ford SUVs including 2 diesel Excursions, 3 Expeditions and an Explorer I am a happy girl I especially love driving past the gas station. Having a 1/4 tank of gas and 200 miles until empty including the plug in energy.
Now for the downer.
I have not owned a car without an exterior keypad since 1996, for good reason, .....until NOW. When I ordered this car I was told that I could have the keypad installed by the dealer. Now I am told it won't work. WHY? I can easily lock both fobs in the car. I am glad that I have the free roadside assistance ot take care of the times that I will be needing it. :-) So far I haven't needed it but almost. Once I had to find my phone to unlock it. I realize that the door will not lock from the inside with a fob in the car but it will lock from the outside by just accidently touching that little black piece of plastic on the door handle. So it seems pretty easy to lock the car while filling the gas tank, don't you think? Think about it, purse, fobs and phone in the car while I fill up, put the nozzle away, turn around to open the door accidently touch the plastic square and poof, there you are, stuck until you get towed to your Ford dealer who can open the door. It's really not funny. I guess I could beg someone to let me download the My Ford Mobile to their phone and then unlock it. Depends on how much I want Ford to pay for this mistake. Bahahaha.....
Can you fix this? I hope so. It can get expensive.
My other concern is that the auto lights don't work with the auto wipers unless you actually turn the wipers to a constant on position. The book makes it sound like the minute the auto wipers begin to work the lights go on. They don't. Not that I can't turn on the lights, I just wanted it to be easier. Why buy a geek car and not expect more geek tech as described in the manual?
Sync seems to have a hard time understanding my voice. Im' not sure why. Sometimes I laugh at what it thinks I said and other times not so much.
Otherwise I got the car March 13th, 2000+ miles and I am really liking this car so far. Thanks for making this geek fpretty happy.