I'VE LOVED THIS CAR FOR 5 YEARS, IT'S A KEEPER!
September 19, 2018
I bought this car, the Energi model, brand new which is my only regret, because of the original price. I wouldn't think twice about buying a used one if this one died; I'd be very happy with resale price! I live in an urban downtown area, most of my daily driving is under 10-15 miles, so my total 35,000 miles are about about half electric miles and half gasoline miles. I might not refill car for months literally, but it's plugged in every day, of course, to recharge for the next day. The car is not especially cute or "hot" but I love the comfort, the great A/C, heated seats in winter, good navigation screen, the easy in and out (not down in a seat that you have to climb out of!), the storage for hauling groceries, etc. and traveling. So far I've had the oil changed about once a year (whether it needed or not, LOL), and do the checkups. Have had recall fixes done, and one repair, the lighting on the charging rings partially burned out and was replaced. My husband has a King Ranch we use with an RV, but he almost always borrows my easier-to-park and economical car to go shopping, bank, PO, doctor, etc. We also take the C Max on trips when not using the RV. Mileage is a mysterious subject but obviously great, and on highway trips it truly gets 600+ miles out of the 13 gallons in the tank. The combined lifetime mpg/electric shows on the screen as 60, more or less, which is a result of learning hybrid & regenerative driving skills plus living in a fairly warm climate and doing such a high percentage of electric miles, I think. The only thing that has really blown my mind occurred on a trip (worst time!) of intermittent problematic starting. Turned out to be that the regular battery needed to be replaced and voila! problem solved. LUV this car!!