I gathered a brand new washer within our Ford S-Max another working day. It was simple, my son Fergus and I just opened the tailgate, flapped the seats down and slid the device in on the few of planks.
This is not a occupation we do each day, particularly because I reckon washing devices ought to final a minimum of ten years, but then it is not a occupation you are able to do with just any previous car.
I also tow-started a three-ton, 42-litre, aero-engined vehicle, the mighty Mavis, star of our Xmas street check. This is not a occupation you are able to do with any previous car, both. I questioned whether or not a two.0-litre turbodiesel S-Max would handle it, however it did, without difficulty.
The Ford was not so great within the December snow, nevertheless, that is barely a heinous criminal offense, but this did lead to my daughter nearly using a swing in the pompous fool who, rather than assisting her drive the Ford up the slope, complained that we had been blocking his Porsche Cayenne…
In fourteen,000 miles there have also been a couple of niggling faults. I’m presently sitting down behind the S-Max and, due to the privateness glazing, nobody can see me (or my lips shifting) as I kind.
This really is fantastic if you’re inside a active vehicle park, not so great if you’re attempting to reverse the 15ft 8in beast at midnight, since you cannot see a damn factor, many thanks partly towards the weedy reversing lamps. Fortunately the Titanium trim of our vehicle consists of a reversing digital camera, but it is not fantastic following twilight.
We have also experienced issues with an intermittent sign booster that beefs up the rear window-mounted aerial for your Sony enjoyment centre. It’s fantastic once the sign is powerful, but at other occasions we obtained an earful of static. It has now been set to ensure that Radio three lunchtime live shows may be loved in complete stereophonic glory.
2015 Ford S Max