A salesman at my local dealer told me months ago that they weren't ordering any more C-Maxes, because they weren't selling. I asked why they C-Maxes are never in the advertisemtns, and he said it is becuase they don't sell. I asked him how many people he told about the C-Maxes, and he said none, because they don't sell.
I asked him how many C-Max owners have told hime that they love the car, and wouldn't hesitate to buy another one. He said every one he has talked to - the only complaint on the Energi is the lack of trunk space.
I asked him if he knew how I had decided on my C-Max Energi - he didn't know.
I told him it was becauase I had told a salesman I was considering a Prius, and after being shown the C-Max, and test driving it 4 times, I put a deposit on it. More room than my '04 Mitsubishi Outlander, phenomenal mileage( in ICE mode 3X the mileage of the Outlander), free connection at work, solar panels on my roof... I average between 2000 and 2500 miles per tank in the summer, and 500 miles per tank in the winter (when the temps stay below 20 farenheit, you ***need*** the heat!). On average for the year, my gasoline savings account for over half of my car payment. ( I graphed my first 3 months gas receipts with the Outlander at $2.499/ gallon vs first 6 month with the Energi, at $3.899/gallon... After 6 months I still hadn't paid as much for gas as I did in the first two months with the Mitsubishi!).
Yeah, the C-Max Energi is the best vehicle I have ever owned. Put that same technology in a Transit, and I'll buy one with no hesitation.