2013 Ford C-Max Hybrid
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It is hit or miss when buying the C-Max. I bought one and returned it to the dealer after about 1,000 miles because it was only getting 32-39MPG. The dealer and the owners manual had suggested breaking in the car for at least 1,000 miles but the mileage never improved. We liked the ride and several other features of the car and gave a different C-MAX a shot. Amazingly the second C-MAX hit 47MPG from the git go and even tested the 50 /60MPG level several times. What we concluded from owning the first car and looking at feedback and reviews on web is the reality with the C-MAX Hybrid is there are two MPG performance catagories for the car. One that averages in the mid-thirties and one that performs in the mid-forties. The higher MPG model had much less touchy braking, hit in the 40MPG within 5 miles of starting and based on feedback on the web may have had a properly tuned and functioning gas system. The fit and finish was also better on the second car. Bottom line the C-MAX is hit or miss vehicle. If you test drive one and don't hit in the +40MPG range right out of the gate you should walk away from that particular car. If you get the right one from the factory you will be happy....
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