I stayed away from American made cars for decades, preferring Honda and Acura...but the C-Max brought me back to Ford and I might end up getting an expedition or F-150 at some point. As for the next five years:
- My SUV turned 14yrs old and needed a renovation, ended up selling it for $7,500 and buying a 2017 Cmax Energi Titanium
- My wifes car is 12yrs old and we had to pay almost $9K in repairs on it last year. If I had known how much the repairs would be at the start, I'd probably have sold the car for scrap. We'll see if we eventually need to get a new plugin hybrid sedan or hatchback for her. She thinks the C-Max looks a little wierd and would probably drive a C-Max in ev-later mode all the time.
- Both of my sons are reaching driving age shortly. I think I'll end up giving the current C-Max to one, maybe they can share.
- I do want to get either a small truck or a good 3 row traveling SUV, and I want 4WD in as many vehicles as I can...but it isn't urgent. There are a couple things I don't like about the C-Max, but for the price it was a good deal. I would be happier if there was a plugin hybrid version of the Ford Edge ST :) And, I'd love it if future Ford plugin hybrids had much better thermal management and greater battery capacity. I'll certainly wait and see if Ford introduces much better plugin hybrid tech in 2020+.