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Big Oz 05-14-2013 09:54 AM

C-Max
 
Thinking about trading the 2012 for a new C Max... Any thoughts???

slybarman 05-14-2013 09:59 AM

I test drove one when I got my Focus. Nice enough car. Given that nobody is meeting EPA estimates, I did not seem worth the price premium and added complexity to me.

Big Oz 05-14-2013 10:04 AM

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Originally Posted by slybarman (Post 4724440)
I test drove one when I got my Focus. Nice enough car. Given that nobody is meeting EPA estimates, I did not seem worth the price premium and added complexity to me.

Complexity???

slybarman 05-14-2013 10:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Oz (Post 4724445)
Complexity???

Sure - you add batteries a DC motor and the electronics to run it all. More systems to maintain and break down.

Tubeway Army 05-14-2013 10:16 AM

I originally wanted a C-Max, I test drove a SE and it was quite nice, more roomy than the Focus but due to the popularity the incentives were not that great and I could get a Focus Titanium for less than the price of an SE with more features and options. The C-Max Energi would have been what I wanted, but the price was more than I could afford.

The current class action lawsuit on fuel efficiency claims does not help, some people are only getting low to mid 30's, I really have not heard any updates on it since and not the claimed 47 MPG that Ford is marketing.

Big Oz 05-14-2013 10:19 AM

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Originally Posted by slybarman (Post 4724448)
Sure - you add batteries a DC motor and the electronics to run it all. More systems to maintain and break down.

I was think of the Hybird version not the Plug-in Energi.

slybarman 05-14-2013 10:23 AM

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Originally Posted by Big Oz (Post 4724478)
I was think of the Hybird version not the Plug-in Energi.

Yes, hybrid version has batteries, electric, motor, regenerative braking system and electronics to run it all. That is what makes a hybrid a hybrid.

Big Oz 05-14-2013 10:27 AM

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Originally Posted by slybarman (Post 4724481)
Yes, hybrid version has batteries, electric, motor, regenerative braking system and electronics to run it all. That is what makes a hybrid a hybrid.

Sorry, I thought you were referring to the all-out Energi... you're correct.

Tubeway Army 05-14-2013 10:31 AM

The advantage with the Energi is it can go for approx. 21 miles on battery alone. If your commute was 5-10 miles you could save plenty on gas if you kept the car a while.

slybarman 05-14-2013 10:35 AM

I saw a review on Youtube the other day for the Energi and they said with the tax incentives and Ford incentives, the Energi was a better buy than the hybrid. But, the cargo space takes a major hit.


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