Bought a C-Max

Discussion in 'Ford/Lincoln Hybrids and EVs' started by fotomoto, Apr 17, 2013.

  1. ny_rob

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    Nice that we finally have some quality viable choices isn't it?
    Now if we could somehow prohibit rednecks from buying pickup trucks the world would truly be a better place!
     
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    or prohibit people from buying a prius who insist on camping out in the left lane going slow and give the rest of us normal prius drivers a bad name...

    pickup trucks have their place in life...
     
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    Nice but boo should have looked longer and get a prius V


    iPhone ?
     
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    Prius V was not on my list as I am primarily interested in EV driving which it doesn't do. I did cross shop the PIP (Plug In Prius), but the EV range was just too short to meet my needs (would only get me 1/2 way to work).
     
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    The v is for folks who need cargo room badly enough to take a 8 MPG hit from other Prius. Ford only positioned the C-Max (which is not a cargo carrier) against the v because they had doctored the EPA MPG, and it only beat the v. They really are not competitors.
     
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    Note- There are alternatives for cargo transport. Look at Out and About Green website. Carriers for all hybrids and small vehicles - tents for camping.
    I personally just installed a rack and basket on my Prius. My 2 daughters and I just returned from skiing - full gear - putting it on the top of the car was absolutely amazing.
     
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    Indeed and they work well. Another benefit is they can keep dirty/sandy things outside the car.

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    foto... I was wondeirng... if I can get some C-max measurments form you for the cargo area???
     
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    Well it will fit a giant 8 cu. ft. front loader dryer! :)

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    And a trip to the lumber yard:

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    What dimensions do you need?
     
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    Don't worry, I went and drove one today and took my tape measure.

    I needed 41" as the minimum width on the rear hatch area. There is one spot as you enter the rear hatch were its a bit tight.... and 34" ceiling to floor just behind the driver seat... it fits...

    bought a 2013 SEL with 11K miles...

    very nice ride....
     
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    I loved my Prius but I could not use my Bluetooth my seat was uncomfortable and Toyota would not do a thing
    Well after 4 Pruis I bought a Ford Cmax Energi I love the bluetooth the car is quiet the seats are more than comfortable . I love it
    Gas mileage was a concern but I get 48.7 on my trips and Im on electric around town .
    My electic bill is not showing a big hit so all is well
    I just love my new Car .
    Sorry Toyota but you did care enough to even get back to me and answer my questions
     
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    i sure ford will treat you much better.;)
     
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