Consumer Reports: Ford C-Max Energi '...

Consumer Reports: Ford C-Max Energi 'more practical' than Chevrolet Volt

There are 13 comments on the Detroit News story from Nov 15, 2012, titled Consumer Reports: Ford C-Max Energi 'more practical' than Chevrolet Volt. In it, Detroit News reports that:

The influential magazine on Wednesday dubbed Ford Motor Co.'s new C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid "more practical" than the Volt, currently the best-selling rechargeable vehicle on the market.

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Pickboz

Laval, Canada

#1 Nov 15, 2012
Who care 's about CR? I do not and I'm not the only one. I do know that Ford's car are greate and do not need of CR to reconise it. I'm suprise that they were able to know how to start n d drive the car, they could not operate MyFord Touch!
liner

Brooklyn, NY

#2 Nov 16, 2012
Pickboz wrote:
Who care 's about CR? I do not and I'm not the only one. I do know that Ford's car are greate and do not need of CR to reconise it. I'm suprise that they were able to know how to start n d drive the car, they could not operate MyFord Touch!
Who cares about CR? I would guess their 4 million or so subscribers would. I doubt any of them care about you though.
Markw

Miami, FL

#3 Nov 20, 2012
Nothing spells success like imitation ! The volt is king, but go CMAX! Watch out GM, a dozen want to be king of the plug in hill are about to try to push you for the top....
Portal

Chicago, IL

#4 Nov 27, 2012
Markw wrote:
Nothing spells success like imitation ! The volt is king, but go CMAX! Watch out GM, a dozen want to be king of the plug in hill are about to try to push you for the top....
Toyota Envy Lives!!!!!Watch the domestic commercials...always mentioning Toyotas. One guy, a salesman, was looking in a Corolla and the woman asked,"What are you looking for?"The salesman said,"A cassette deck!" No sh$T guy, the Corolla probably did have a cassette deck because it has a gazillion miles on it and has been on the road since the caveman...That commercial backfired. Maybe more drugs are the answer!!!!!
IluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#5 Nov 29, 2012
The Ford is nice if you don't mind using gas every day. I've purchased 6 gallons in 14 months. Impossible in the Ford C-Max unless you drive less than 20 miles every day, and never on the freeway. Too much emphasis on the total range. 80% of a cars lifetime miles are city driving. The average American drives a little under 40 miles per day according to the last census. 

So, the average C-Max driver will be on gas 20 miles a day. However, if those 40 miles are mostly freeway, it will consume gas for those miles. The average Volt driver will not burn gas. At the estimated 47 mpg when in gas mode, the Ford will use about 12 gallons a month. 144 gallons a year. About $500 more a year than I spend.

The C-Max is not a series hybrid. When at freeway speeds, it is always using gas. The Volt can go 100 mph in full electric. 

Edmunds drove the C-Max for over 300 miles and got only mid 30's mpg on gas. I get a true 43 mpg on gas. Mpgomatic reviewed the Volt. They drove it for 600 miles and got 43 mpg on gas & a 40 mile E range on average.

The C-Max will cost about $33,000 before a  $3,750 credit. The final price is only $3,000 less than my Volt. I'll make that up in 6 years. Less actually because of the fact that the Ford can only go up to 62 mph in E mode & the true gas mpg reported by Edmunds.

The ride in the Ford is not as good as the Volt. Any Volt owner can attest to the nice ride. I owned 2 nice Sevilles and I rank the Volt right up there with them. After all, the Volt weighs 250 lbs less than my STS.

I'll stick with the Volt. 
ps. The 2015 Volt is slated to be a 5 passenger car
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#6 Nov 30, 2012
Markw wrote:
Nothing spells success like imitation ! The volt is king, but go CMAX! Watch out GM, a dozen want to be king of the plug in hill are about to try to push you for the top....
Wifey says:
Yea that's very true...

the king of the subsidies that don't sell anywhere...

or to anyone even in its' own local market...

but only to the feds (thanks to obama and his socialists party) and the rentals.

Too Funny.
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#7 Nov 30, 2012
IluvmyVolt wrote:
The Ford is nice if you don't mind using gas every day. I've purchased 6 gallons in 14 months. Impossible in the Ford C-Max unless you drive less than 20 miles every day, and never on the freeway. Too much emphasis on the total range. 80% of a cars lifetime miles are city driving. The average American drives a little under 40 miles per day according to the last census. 
So, the average C-Max driver will be on gas 20 miles a day. However, if those 40 miles are mostly freeway, it will consume gas for those miles. The average Volt driver will not burn gas. At the estimated 47 mpg when in gas mode, the Ford will use about 12 gallons a month. 144 gallons a year. About $500 more a year than I spend.
The C-Max is not a series hybrid. When at freeway speeds, it is always using gas. The Volt can go 100 mph in full electric. 
Edmunds drove the C-Max for over 300 miles and got only mid 30's mpg on gas. I get a true 43 mpg on gas. Mpgomatic reviewed the Volt. They drove it for 600 miles and got 43 mpg on gas & a 40 mile E range on average.
The C-Max will cost about $33,000 before a  $3,750 credit. The final price is only $3,000 less than my Volt. I'll make that up in 6 years. Less actually because of the fact that the Ford can only go up to 62 mph in E mode & the true gas mpg reported by Edmunds.
The ride in the Ford is not as good as the Volt. Any Volt owner can attest to the nice ride. I owned 2 nice Sevilles and I rank the Volt right up there with them. After all, the Volt weighs 250 lbs less than my STS.
I'll stick with the Volt. 
ps. The 2015 Volt is slated to be a 5 passenger car
Wifey says:
FYI the obamamobile doesn't sell anywhere without subsidies...

do you qualify?

Too Funny.
IluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#8 Dec 1, 2012
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
Wifey says:
FYI the obamamobile doesn't sell anywhere without subsidies...
do you qualify?
Too Funny.
FYI. The subsidies were for all cars of this type, including the Ford, Tesla, Toyota, BMW, Fisker and the like. FYI, Bush signed the subsidies. FYI, Obama wanted to kill the Volt program per Bob Lutze. You should try educating yourself before making stupid mistakes like that.

Now that is funny.
IluvmyVolt

Santa Clara, CA

#9 Dec 1, 2012
Pete wrote:
<quoted text>
Wifey says:
FYI the obamamobile doesn't sell anywhere without subsidies...
do you qualify?
Too Funny.
Also, every foreign car produced in this country is subsidized by the states they operate in. Didn't know that, did you? Toyota is subsidized by Japan, big time. Their sales were plummeting in Japan because their consumer subsidies were ending. They are getting more subsidies. Didn't know that, did you? The food you eat (all of it) is subsidized, didn't know that, did you?

I suspect you don't know much. You let Faux & Friends do all your thinking for you.
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#10 Dec 1, 2012
Wifey says:
Now jason stop playing with yourself...

if something sells it's called investment...

then again if it doesn't...

then it's called a loser.

Just like you are.

Too Funny.
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#11 Dec 1, 2012
Pete wrote:
Wifey says:
Now jason stop playing with yourself...

if something sells it's called investment...

then again if it doesn't...

then it's called a loser.

Just like you are.

Too Funny.
That's very true...

and in Europe it's called an Opel...

that does sell...

better than here anyhow.

Too Funny.
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#12 Dec 1, 2012
Pete wrote:
That's very true...

and in Europe it's called an Opel...

that does sell...

better than here anyhow.

Too Funny.
Wifey says:
That's very true...

and over there it's called the Ampera that does have a better chance to meet the quotas.

but it's too bad that money can't be brought into this country...

to pay off the Tax Payers for that obamamobile...

as they never did intend to repay their debt did they.

Too Funny.
Pete

Grand Rapids, MI

#13 Dec 1, 2012
Pete wrote:
Wifey says:
That's very true...

and over there it's called the Ampera that does have a better chance to meet the quotas.

but it's too bad that money can't be brought into this country...

to pay off the Tax Payers for that obamamobile...

as they never did intend to repay their debt did they.

Too Funny.
That's very true...

and it's a proven that's how obama operates with others' moneys...

Taxes go up and so does spending.

Real bright jason.

Too Funny.

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