Over the last few weeks, motoring journalist, Tim Barnes-Clay, has been testing the Ford Grand C-Max. Here’s his latest piece about what the car is like to live with.
It’s been a couple of weeks since I last wrote about the Ford Grand C-Max. Working away from the UK a lot can play havoc with your routine – and driving the C-Max was one of the casualties of my hectic work schedule. That said; I did get to drive the Ford to airports, and therefore it did get used. As I’ve said in previous posts, the C-Max is a very comfortable mile-muncher, so the 70 miles, or so, to Heathrow from where I’m based in Northamptonshire evaporates quickly when behind Ford’s wheel.
Away from work, I managed to have some family time. This is good for me and the kids – but also good for the C-Max. The car is a family-focused motor after all, and in seven-seat Grand C-Max guise, it’s the perfect vehicle to take the children – and their little friends to a play area.
Coffee & Cake
I did just that very recently and visited the Hub in Northampton. Great motivation? If you car share you get free coffee and cake at this kiddie play place. So, by piling in our friend’s little ones, we were technically car sharing – and, yes, we got that cake and a hot drink.
The poor car parking attendant looked frazzled as he saw yet another vehicle heaving with screaming rug-rats – so he couldn’t be bothered to ask if they were all ours, but, we were car sharing – honest. I’d be insane by now if I had more than three tiny terrors.
Anyway, the moral of this tale is that if you have a seven-seater, you can pile in a crowd of young’uns on their booster cushions safely and comfortably – and get some R&R while they play. What more motivation do you need to buy a Grand C-Max?
People & Possessions
Seriously, though, this MPV from the Blue Oval really does the trick if you’re in need of a compact people carrying machine. It isn’t just a taxi – it really does deliver great ride comfort, and in 2.0 turbo diesel form, it packs enough punch to pull away well – even when all seven seats – and the boot – are occupied by people and possessions.
So, if you’re ever near the Hub in Northampton, tell them that you’re car-sharing and you’ll be rewarded! Want to find a Ford like this for your family? Check out the C-Max at Perry’s today.