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Hi everyone
I've just become the owner of a 65 plate, 1.6 powershift titanium x
As its only covered 12k miles, its still like brand new inside.

Needed an auto, that was easy to get in and out of as I have MS
B-Max is awesome and firs the bill
Tam.
 

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Welcome corsatam. Enjoy and should you have any queries,just put a post on or look through the old stuff.
 

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That's what we have as our second car. Many seem to have reasonably low mileage, having been supplied under
the mobility scheme from new. So haven't suffered the ravages of young children.


Did you buy from a dealer ? , as having a 12 month dealer warranty is a very good idea. I would say essential.
 

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The B Max is a lovely car. The only regular issues I see relate to the auto box.

My 1 litre ecoboost gives more power than a 1.6 with over 46 mpg, so I love that aspect. I also have the highest trim level which together with a high seat position makes the car very comfortable.
 

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Recently returned to driving after broken back - the B Max has been great.
The (remapped) 1.6 diesel returns an average 50.5mpg- could probably get more out of it if I didn't enjoy our fast country lanes.
The body roll most reviews mention hasn't been a problem at all.
Welcome to the club Tam!
 

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I notice the body roll a bit after driving a Fiesta, but it doesn't bother me too much. My wife hates it though. She doesn't like it when I accelerate hard and use all that 123bhp either 😀
 

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Briangsf1200. Gonna jump on the thread here, what bhp/torque remap did you go for?
 

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I’ve seen some negative comments on here about remapping - comments like why wouldn’t the manufacturer tune their engines like this in the first place? Just google VW/Mitsubishi emissions scams.
We chipped our 2004 LR Defender once it was out of warrantee and it transformed the car - torque especially. Hence we’ll always planned to do the same to the B Max.
Stage 1 remap (rather than chipped), est 121bhp, good increase in torque (can’t recall figure) and we’re now averaging 50mpg. Didn’t pay extra for rolling road hence estimated figures. Used local specialist, but I understand most fitters buy the software from the same supplier.
It’s noticeable quicker, although obviously no sports car! I had my Dax Rush LWB for that (Google images - first few pics) before my fractured spine - can’t get in and out of it now😔. Very happy with the B Max. Also thinking of replacing our BMW 120 (NO, we don’t all tailgate or drive like jerks) with a Grand C Max Titanium - anyone with experience of owning these?
 

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I’ve seen some negative comments on here about remapping - ?
It's not so much being negative, just advising people not to do it if a vehicle is under warranty.
Or if you have insufficient funds for an engine rebuild.


[ame]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U9tvln5JUW4[/ame]
 

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Briangsf1200, sounds very much like the same remap I went for and the reason are so similar for me going for the remap and not the chip too. Seems us diesel bmaxer owners are quite a clever thoughtful bunch. If only I was always like it.
 
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How can you trust someone who where’s a shirt like that?! I think he foresees Armageddon on his next blog as a direct result of chipping.
I would add that most recommendations are for remapping, not chipping.
Funny that, our Freelander had an eco box for 6 years (once out of warrantee from new) and after 110k was still fine/no issues/never failed an emissions test/fetched a good price and is still in use after 14 years.
You get what you pay for.
 
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