Added: 15th of November 2013
- People carrier
I have owned my car from new and it is now 7 years old with 102000 miles on the clock. There were a couple of minor issues with a leak in the air conditioning system early in it's life which my local garage corrected. The car then gave years of problem free motoring travelling the length and breadth of the country, generally returning MPG figures in the mid-40s. I recently had to replace the starter motor due to wear but, other than the usual consumables replaced during services, the car has required no other components replaced. The car is the Titanium X, so a very comfortable car with all the bells and whistles, and the 7 seats are easy to handle, folding flat into the floor to leave a huge area - resulting in it's use as a van on occasions and it is amazing how much t will hold. The S-Max is very easy to drive with a superb view all round, although care has to be taken with the thick windscreen pillars which can, if the position is right, hide an entire van, never mind a car. However when I have had to use a 'normal' saloon car, I found the driving position much more limited and uncomfortable, having to stop and walk around much more often than I would have with the S-Max. I also have a large single axel caravan and I have to say that the S-Max is a superb towing vehicle, handling the caravan easily with power in reserve allowing swift and easy overtaking when needed. Motorway cruising at the legal limit with the cruise control switched on leads to a very relaxing and comfortable journey, and the car returns 32-35 miles to the gallon which compared to previous tow-cars I have owned is, to my mind, exceptional. In essence, the main thrust of any review is whether the reviewer would recommend the car. I would, and a friend has just bought one having spent some time with mine, as has the owner of a local body-shop who has also had my car recently (it was bumped when parked - honest). Lastly, would I buy another. Even though I have had vehicles from the same manufacturer, I have never bought the same car twice and, having taken everything into account, I am about do change that - an identical new one is on order !!!