Used FORD FOCUS C-MAX For Sale

Below are a sample of used FORD FOCUS C-MAX cars for sale, please use the search filter to refine your results and find the car of your dreams.

Background

The launch of Ford's Focus C-MAX in 2003 caused some consternation among press and consumers who struggled to categorise the vehicle. While based in principle on the excellent Focus, it was not quite a small family hatchback nor a proper MPV and so its virtues got a little bit lost in the mire. 2006's facelift abbreviated the Ford Focus C-MAX badge to the simpler C-MAX and marketed it squarely as a compact MPV as part of Ford's commercial strategy to create a distinct MAX market sector of MPVs. While the improved C-MAX is in theory a better car, a 2003-2006's used Ford Focus C-MAX is not to be sneered at, with its impressive Focus chassis and a number of practical additions to its sister car making it a very worthwhile, comfortable and economical family vehicle.

Similarly to its Focus progenitor, three petrol and two diesel variants are available - 100bhp 1.6-litre, 120bhp 1.8-litre and 145bhp 2.0-litre options along with a 108bhp 1.6-litre diesel and the very desirable range topping, Peugeot sourced 134bhp 2.0-litre TDCi. This last is the one to get.

Bang for your buck

The approved Ford Focus C-MAX sat directly alongside the Citroen Xsara Picasso in the small class of compact MPVs – vehicles designed to be more practical and comfortable than your average hatchback while remaining compact and firmly five-seater. With a small but significant 25mm extra on the Focus wheelbase, the C-MAX has used its extra room wisely, with a very square, 'wheel at each corner' design contributing even more interior space.

Styling is deliberately conservative as befits the car's target market – it's supposed to be practical rather than flash. Nonetheless it is attractive as far as such vehicles go with an exterior design distinctive of other Ford vehicles. The interior is the used Ford Focus C-MAX's ace in the hole, full of clever ideas. A 40-20-40 rear seating arrangement is designed so the centre rear can fold down into the boot, leaving the outer rear seats free to slide along a rail arrangement further towards the centre, leaving extra room on both sides of each seat and giving armchair levels of comfort for two rear passengers. The higher roof and extra legroom make for a comfortable journey for even the most extravagantly proportioned passenger. Even with the standard five seat arrangement, the second hand Ford Focus C-MAX isn't cramped and features very generous luggage capacity.

What you'll pay

Happy owners are hanging on to their used Focus C-MAXes, which is reflected in the residual values. A basic 53-reg 1.6 petrol LX still fetches £7,000, with the plusher Zetec another £500 or so. The nippier 1.8 is only a little more but it's the diesels that really hold their value. A 53-reg 2.0-litre TDCi Ghia still commands up to £9,000.

What to check

As a family car, the cheap Ford Focus C-MAX is unlikely to have been thrashed to within an inch of its life by boy racers. However cast an eye over fabric and trim for signs of child damage or high mileage company vehicles. Engines and mechanicals are pretty bulletproof but check electricals and air conditioning as well as service history.

Parts

One of the beauties of Ford is its affordability, including parts. A C-MAX clutch assembly is around £115 and alternator £165. Front brakes for £35 and rear for £45 and a replacement headlight for £140. Radiators come in at about £140, a full exhaust £275 and dampers £60 each.

How it drives

While it is based on the superior Focus the C-MAX is its own car, as is reflected in the driving experience. It's more like the Focus's sensible older brother. Ford have been very careful to retain the Focus's fabulous ride and handling, so the responsive steering and suspension are more than satisfactory for what is, in effect, an MPV. Build quality is superb and the six-speed 2.0 litre TDCi offers a fun factor completely unexpected in this sort of family car. The Ford Focus C-MAX is very definitely a car rather than a van, but is an excellent second-hand purchase if you have a large family and lots of gear to carry around but don't want to sacrifice driving experience. These first generation models make a very convenient saving on the cost of the revised C-MAX while offering comparable features.

43 cars match your search

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

1.8 LX [125] 5dr

£1,892
was £2,291

Franchised Dealer

80,969

Manual

Petrol

MPV

MOT Until Apr 2015, Main Dealer Guarantee, Radio CD Player, 12v Auxiliary Power Socket, 60/40 Split ... more

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

1.8 Ghia 5dr

£1,946
was £1,995

Franchised Dealer

80,429

Manual

Petrol

MPV

Automatic Headlamps, Automatic Wipers, Electric Door Mirrors, Electrically-Operated Windows, Front F... more

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

1.8 Ghia [125] 5dr

£1,991

Franchised Dealer

107,412

Manual

Petrol

MPV

Main Dealer Guarantee, Cruise Control, Air Conditioning, Isofix Child Seat Brackets, Automatic Headl... more

2003 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

1.8 Zetec 5dr

£2,000

Non Franchised Outlet

66,337

Manual

Petrol

MPV

Service History, CD Player, Air Conditioning, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Folding Rear Seats, Ele... more

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

1.8 LX [125] 5dr

£2,193
was £2,322

Franchised Dealer

86,029

Manual

Petrol

MPV

CD Player, Air Conditioning, Electric Front Windows, Height Adjustable Drivers seat, Outside Tempera... more

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

1.8 Zetec [125] 5dr

£2,384
was £2,453

Franchised Dealer

75,515

Manual

Petrol

MPV

Main Dealer Guarantee, MOT Until Mar 2015, Vehicle history check completed on this vehicle, Low Mile... more

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr

£2,493

Franchised Dealer

78,212

Manual

Diesel

MPV

Main Dealer Guarantee, In Built Colour Sat Nav, Airbags, Child Locks, Alloy Wheels, £99 deposit secu... more

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

2.0 TDCi Ghia 5dr

£2,544
was £2,613

Franchised Dealer

108,597

Manual

Diesel

MPV

Full Service History, Xenon Headlamps, Full Leather, Heated Front Seats, Automatic Headlamps, Automa... more

2005 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr

£2,555
was £2,605

Non Franchised Outlet

118,799

Manual

Diesel

MPV

Service History, Air Conditioning, Radio CD Player, Electric Mirrors, Central Door Locking, Leather ... more

2005 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

1.6 Zetec 5dr

£2,619
was £2,921

Franchised Dealer

99,589

Manual

Petrol

MPV

16" Alloy Wheels, CD Player, Steering Wheel Audio Controls, Electric Door Mirrors, Electrically-Oper... more

2004 FORD FOCUS C-MAX

2.0 TDCi Zetec 5dr

£2,685
was £2,754

Franchised Dealer

76,016

Manual

Diesel

MPV

Zetec, *Other Models Available, Audio Remote Ice Controls, Radio CD Player, Electric Door Mirrors, F... more

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