Interesting convo with a C-Max owner

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  1. Blu-ray

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    So yesterday on the way home from work I stopped at Pet Smart. As I got back to my car a C-Max pulled up next to my Prius.Well the conversation went a little something like this:

    The guy got out and I said, "Hey, isn't that one of those new C-Max?"

    Guy: "Yes. I got it a few weeks ago."

    Me: "Looks nice. Mind if I look at it?"

    Guy: "Sure, Is that your Prius?"

    Me: "Yeah, I bought it in December."

    Me: "Looks nice and roomy."

    He lets me look inside. He opens the back area, there really isn't much room in the trunk. It looks like he has less than what I have. I open the back of mine and he goes "Huh." I guess he noticed it looks like I have more room in the back of a standard Prius.

    Me: "So, what's the mileage like for your C-Max?"

    Guy: "I'm getting about 34 ish. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong as I'm suppose to get in the 40's. What are you getting?"

    Me: "Oh anywhere from low 50's to the 60's." The guy gives me a look of disbelief.

    Me: "Here I can show you." I get in my Prius, turn it on and show him the Trip MPG which was then at 62MPG.

    Guy: "Wow. Wait, but that only says a you've got 40 Miles on your odometer"

    Me: "Oh, that's just for this tank. Hold on."

    I change between the different Trips and show him the one from since when I drove the car off the lot.

    Me: "This one here is pretty much since I drove it off the lot. 54.6MPG for 2,300 miles."

    Guy: "How does it drive and how is the pick up?"

    Me: "It's pretty crappy in the "ECO" mode but when I push the "PWR" Button it's pretty zippy. I mostly drive around town so I don't need something that has a lot of speed or power. I'm a big guy as you can see and I'm quite comfortable in it."

    Guy: "I really need to go back to the dealer and ask them what's up with the MPGs. I've tried everything I can think of to get what they say I should be getting."

    :: Devil Horns Sprout ::

    Me with a look like I just remembered something my face: "You know, I remember something today while at lunch. Something about a lawsuit against Ford for something about their mileage estimates being off."

    Guy: "Huh, do you recall which models or what not?"

    Me: "No, not really, I just skipped over the headline since I don't own a Ford. I'm sure if you Googled it you'd be able to find it."

    Guy: "Thanks. Thanks for the look at your Prius."

    Me: "Thanks for letting me look at the C-Max."

    We then parted our ways. I of course was driving all the way home laughing manically. Poor guy.
     
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    oh yeah! Well I bet you cant open your back hatch with your foot! :) So what about the MPG, look I can open the door with my toe!

    It is pretty sad how Ford is handling this, and hiding behind YMMV. The Cmax is a really nice car, if you like minivanish styling, but the poor fuel economy and all the hype over 47 MPG is giving it a very bad rap.
     
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    I can! Just have to push the button with my toe and push my leg up and hope I don't hurt something! Or slip while pushing up and the door falls back down on my leg.

    Yeah, it is pretty sad though. I use to be a Ford guy.
     
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    Unless they took these advertising billboards down, he may still see one like this while driving.
     
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