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Not sure whther there is an average profile, the B Max seems popular for young married women with kids in the back and seems very suitable.

For me, I had a Mk 7 Fiesta and loved it to bits, pretty economical and handling was magnificent. I wanted a car with a footprint no bigger than the Fiesta with a liile more space and power, so opted for the B Max.

The lack of a heated screen put me off a few alternatives.

I went for the Titanium X, because I liked the leather heated seats, climate control and Sony Stereo, I also quite like Ford Sync, which I had got used to with my previous car.

The sunroof and sliding doors were a bit of a bonus rather than a need or requirement, but will be geat for picking up large items and flat pack furniture.

I was also attracted by the higher driving position which also makes it easier to get in and out of.

I am male in my late 50'S - Not sure how typical that is of the owners profile.

What profile do you fall into and what attracted you to the B Max?
 

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Well I am a male in my early 60's who suffers from arthrtis. I bought the Bmax because I was looking for a car that was easy to get in and out of while being small and economical. I had owned Fords back to the days of the Mk II Cortina but my last car was a Seat Altea. I used to do a LOT of miles so I went for the 1.8 Tdci Titanium and have been very pleased with it. In fact its going in for its 4 year service and MOT tomorrow.
 

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KeithW said:
Well I am a male in my early 60's who suffers from arthrtis. I bought the Bmax because I was looking for a car that was easy to get in and out of while being small and economical. I had owned Fords back to the days of the Mk II Cortina but my last car was a Seat Altea. I used to do a LOT of miles so I went for the 1.8 Tdci Titanium and have been very pleased with it. In fact its going in for its 4 year service and MOT tomorrow.

That should of course have been 1.6 tdci
 

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hi...i am male in early fifties..reasons i bought my bmax are 1.got a great deal..2.grandkids and wife love sliding doors..3 easy to get my mother in and out of..4it a great car to drive..
this is my first ford for years .last one being a escort.
 

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Hi, I'm 71 next birthday. Bought the b max hoping my wife could get in and out easier than she could with the Sedona. Since we bought it, she has been in hospital for 8 weeks and was very ill. She also has MS and has now lost the strength in her legs, so she's not even seen the car. I think in time it will be ok, because her wheelchair is almost the same height as the car seats.Ray
 

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I am 82, this is my second B-Max, I think it is a Brilliant car, I did not buy it for any of the reasons mentioned before, as I only have a passenger very rarely, I would be very disappointed if they stopped making it.
 

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I am 82, this is my second B-Max, I think it is a Brilliant car, I did not buy it for any of the reasons mentioned before, as I only have a passenger very rarely, I would be very disappointed if they stopped making it.
That's interesting. If that is true, then why a B Max over say a far cheaper and better handling Fiesta?

Honestly, I dont't think Ford are selling enough to maintain production.Edited by: cianpars
 

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Hi cianpars, I had a Fiesta before the B-Max's, and in my opinion the B-Max is a far better car, for me anyway.
 

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44, male, married, a 16 year old boy, no medical conditions (that I know of) and the B Max ticked a whole load of boxes for me. Especially when I got the extras with my Ford Direct registered car. Handling wasn't really a major consideration but being a 'driver' it did come into it. The same as wanting a manual gearbox. I do like the raised seating position but the huge blindspots still get me to this day, but it is a small price to pay for what I believe to be a cracking roomy small car.
 

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How old were you when you married a 16 year old boy :)

Like you, the B Max ticked a lot of boxes, but both the A and B pillar blind spots are a bit of a bugbear, but I can live with rhem.

I bought the Titanium X with rear parking sensors and satnav, so the best equipped car Ive ever owned.

At 44, you are by far the youngest respondent so far.
 

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Hi all you YOUNG B Maxers. I am just reaching 75 (my wife a few years younger) We had a 59 reg and 62 reg Fiesta previously.We purchased ours new B Max for the higher driving position and the extra space for carrying my fishing kit mainly.The rear view is a bit of a downfall due to the thick doors and pillars,but everything else is ok. We will be keeping this until it, or i, expire!
 
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