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    Ford S-MAX 2.5 Turbo

    Hi ASN, Was thinking of getting rid of my company car (crappy 1.6 TD 57 plate Focus estate)

    I will get a car allowance and probably end up with about Ł400 a month to use.

    My Mrs is probably going to need a 7 seater if she starts up child minding.

    So was having a look around and quite like the S-Max styling and there are some nice alloys about for them.

    Also just to make things even more tempting they have planted the 5 cylinder 2.5 Turbocharged 216 bhp engine from the focus ST in there? Not bad for a 7 seater?

    I know I am probably gonna get some stick for even mentioning this on here but .....

    If any one has any opinions on the S-Max would be interested to hear them.

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    plenty of tuning options for the 5 pot,you'll certainly find it roomy too.

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    Ford S-MAX 2.5 Turbo

    True ! Nice BHP to start with too ! Could probably get 250 without too much effort ?
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    Damn good bit of kit to be fair, Volvo 5 pot. Knocks the Vauxhall equivelent into a cocked hat

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    yeah thats true got 280 out of mine for Ł1000 stage 2 kit,handheld tuning box and twin intercooler,on program 4 the sheer violence of acceleration in 2nd and 3rd gears was fantastic,clutch didnt last long though ( focus st )

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    My uncle has one i've drove it alot...its pretty nice inside and looks nice ouside to and obviously it goes well! Good car in my opinion but then again i love Fords full stop
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    Ford S-MAX 2.5 Turbo

    There is only one more impressive 7 seater on performance figures alone and that's the Vauxhall Zafira VXR 2.0T which has a hearty 240 ponies!

    Never driven a Vauxhall but think I would still choose the s-max !

    What do you lot think ?
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    We use Vauxhalls at work pretty exclusively and they are utter tat. Poorly built out of poor materials with little/no refinement to them. Think of that Action Man lunchbox you had at school, the dashboards are made of the same plastic.

    Missus has a 53 plate Corsa and I really do prefer to walk than borrow it

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    Missus has a 53 plate Corsa and I really do prefer to walk than borrow it
    LMFAO I like that..
    Guy @ work bought spent god knows how many ŁŁŁŁKs on a ****e 1.2 newish plate Corsa.. absolutely gutless.

    Not sure who is more gutted him or the car.....

    I do love Ford though when all is said & done.

    Not over Audi's of course but for the economy, running costs & driveability they are good machines. I loved the Focus's ive had for the daily commute as company cars & they were only the kak Turd Diesel models?

    Ford over Vauxhall any day o the week..
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    My Ex's (Some not so desirable !! ahemm...)
    VW Golf 2.3 V5 170BHP
    VW Polo 1.2 C Formel E - The Beast .....
    Ford Fiesta 1.6 Si

 

 

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