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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 3rd October 2019, 20:00 Thread Starter
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Hi everyone, I'm new to the group and at the moment a bit of a fraud as I am not currently a B-Max owner. However I have been the proud owner of a Ford KA 07 plate since 2010 but sadly I don't think the old girl will pass her next MOT in December due to the floor and bodywork corroding badly 😪. It will break my heart to part with her as engine-wise she has never let me down and always starts first time. Apart from servicing and MOT's I haven't had to spend much to keep her on the road. So I am now faced with having to replace her and I've got my eye on a B-Max 2013 1.6 Titanium 5 dr Powershift automatic transmission which has 33109 miles on the clock and is for sale at £6,300. I was wondering if anyone has experienced any problems with rust as Fords used to be notorious for rusting especially underneath? Also what should I be looking for when examining the car and taking it on a test drive? Also are replacement parts expensive? My husband drives a 3 year old S-Max but it's a Motability car so we have no idea how much they cost to repair. That said we have not had any major problems with the car which is why I'm considering buying another Ford for myself. I need a reliable car to get me to work which is a 43 mile round trip so I will mostly be doing motorway driving. It's always a worry buying a used car so any advice or tips would be really appreciated. 😊
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 4th October 2019, 09:26
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No rust problems but the Powershift is beset with problems. You have to make sure it has had a replacement clutch pack. Follow this link for more info -

Replacement part costs are on a par with other models.


Titanium X Tectonic Silver 1.0 125ps Eco.
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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 4th October 2019, 10:24
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My thoughts are similar. The B Max is a great car and the 1.0 turbo is much better than the 1.6 but not available with an auto box. If you really need an auto, ensure it has the replacement clutch pack or go for another make. Fords auto boxes seem to have lots of issues.

I've done 26k in my 1.0L 123 bhp BMax and it goes like a 1.6 but averages more than 46 mpg. Only problem so far is a brake lamp bulb blew a few days ago, which I replaced myself as I had a spare and couldn't be bothered to go to the dealer.

B Max Titanium X 1.0 125 bhp in Magnetic with built in SatNav and rear sensors.
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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 4th October 2019, 15:01 Thread Starter
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Hi, thank you both very much for your help and advice. I will definitely check on the clutch pack and for any leaks underneath!
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