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Just bought this car and it is wonderful.
This 2005 looks good 10
This car gets so many negative reviews but mostly by people who are biased against the brand. In actuality, for those who own and drive these daily, they are quite comfortable, roomy and nicely styled. I say nicely styled because it doesn't look like "anything" else out in the market which I purposely opted for. For the nay-sayers, let them buy other cars that all look alike. For the price of this vehicle, it's a bargain considering the comfort, economy and options that it provides.
We bought a 2014 focus fresh off the lot. Day 2 transmission started slipping called dealer they said was a self learning transmission to give it 1000 miles, well 3 tows, after being total stranded, 10 months and about 500 phone calls to Ford and the dealer later. We have a $25000 yard ornament. Ford says there is nothing wrong its just the way it is. I stops pulling, smokes, lurches forward, and more. It is a VERY unsafe car, Ford doesn't care. Google focus transmissions and start reading!!!!!
Good gas mileage, comfortable seats and good controls. Horrible engine...the turbo has a tremendous amount of lag most especially from a stop. Already have a broken seat base cover, visor and major input to the stereo issues. Cheap interior all around except for the physical seats. Absolutely the worst turbo I have ever experienced. Do not buy one of these.
The C-Max Energi is very comfortable and very quiet. I love the plug in ability, I drive mostly around town so I average 75 miles a gallon. This is because I have a very short commute and usually go under 20 miles a day so I can go the whole day on electric. If it was only a Hybrid and only got 40 miles per gallon I would still love the car. It seems like a luxury car that gets very good fuel mileage. The car has a lot of windows and that is great except it heats up really fast in the sun.
My seventh Lexus and the best so far!