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Just browsing the Ford Desktops website and found this. I know people carriers have a bit of a bad image, but i would gladly chop the Mondeo in for one of these if i could afford it! IIRC they still sell the Galaxy alongside the S Max and both are a similar price, which begs the question why would you buy a Galaxy? The S Max does all the same things but much better!
 

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Ah,good to hear that a Ford is car of the year.

Have you seen the snazzy S badge on the tailgate,
me thinks you might like it better than the
one you have on yours Gav.
 

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yer but it is an mpv and an mpv inst a car !!!!!!!!!! its an mpv

so should things like lambo and ferrari and not forgetting the bugatti be entered into this if they let mpv's ?

their should be a seperate rule for these sort iof things

eg best car for school run

come off it if you had the choise of a car to own would it really be an mpv no matter how many kids you have

also have you noticed 1 merc in the years even tho most manufacturers use them as the base car

wounder how much ford and vauxhall pay for the privilage

at the end of the day it ain the best car in the world for 2007 by far

what exactly does it do that no other car does ?

if you look over the years the cars that have won actually done somthing diffrent to every other car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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One of my current cars has one it too in 1993



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[quote name=a.mad.house]yer but it is an mpv and an mpv inst a car !!!!!!!!!! its an mpv

so should things like lambo and ferrari and not forgetting the bugatti be entered into this if they let mpv's ?

if you look over the years the cars that have won actually done somthing diffrent to every other car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!![/quote]
Go on enlighten me, whats a Renault 9 done thats been different to every other car? Been more unreliable? More ugly? Quicker to rust? At the end of the day, when given the average family budget or however they work it out, the S Max is obviously the best all round car in the opinion of Autocar magazine. And these people know what they are talking about. Yes there may be cars that handle better, or go quicker, or have better spec, but they obviously fall short in other areas like high price or big deppreciation, whatever. When you compare them all together and weigh up the pros and the cons, the S Max must have more plus points to it than the rest. Its not saying its the perfect car because theres no such thing, but that generally its the most favourable compared to the rest.

And an MPV it might well be, but they are'nt the crappy boxes on wheels they used to be. Nowadays cars like the S Max will handle as good as a saloon/hatchback, are just as nice to drive, and are certainly as good to look at as a normal car. If the opportunity arose where i had enough money to walk into Ford today, and buy any car i wanted, the 2.5 Titanium S Max is one of the 3 cars i would consider, the other 2 being an ST220 and a Focus ST. Its got all the spec, is pretty damn quick for its size (and compared to most normal saloon/hatchbacks), and i reckon is just as nice to look at as the other 2. My car doesnt even compare, so yes i would definatley swap my car for one, any day of the week.

And theres a bit of a difference between a Buggatti Veyron/Lamborghini/Ferrari whatever, and everyday cars like the Mondeo/Focus/S Max. I can hardly see anyone doing the weekly shop in a Veyron ffs.
 

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they have been seen doing the local shop :}

now look at the date of the renault 9 and look at todays market

now the bmw hasnt been mentioned and that is by far the best car in its class so they are saying that the s-max is better than any bmw

also their is no compition in price to be fair what is the cost of the highest spec s-mx and which one did they try ?

at the end of the day how can a mpv win what car of the year when it isnt a car ??

then that opens alot of different things dont ie off-roaders, limo's,

it wont go round a corner any where near that of a st focus or mondeo

titanium starts at £19,995 what car can you buy for this also that will be the lowest spec

now i understand you like them personally wouldnt have one given to me would prefer to drive a scoda 5 speed that drive an s-max

what i dont understand is y it is car of the year when it didnt even beat all other cars in any one sector so what i make from this is it is a second rate winner and not even a car so really should be a

mpv of the year (as it aint a car)

the ting that gives it away is they say it drive just like a car !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 

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R9 was not the first modern, compact car from Renault, but this 4-door saloon had a much better acceptation than R14 hatchback. What is more, the manufacturer has had a successful 3-box car in this segment ever since. Even a veteran OHV power line with lateral camshaft was no deterrent for its recorgnition by the Jury and the consistent commercial trajectory. Functionality, comfort and roadholding were its best points, while availability of 5 speed gearbox was very uncommon then in an affordable car.

this is y it won
 

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The Jury sees the new winner as a sporty and spacious seven-seater with strong personality and design and excellent safety(volvo is better). The balance between family roominess and versatility and, at the same time, pleasant dynamics and driving fun, is the most praised feature of this good looking MPV that starts a new line of design in Ford(again volvo is better and has 4 wheel drive). Refinement, quiet running and excellent steering are also mentioned. On the minus side, there is some criticism of the ride on the optional, oversized 18-inch wheels.

the last bit just says it all

gav not having a rant at you it just is annoying when their are better cars arround that dont even get looked at
 

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Must have been one hell of a crap year for new cars (note its not the GT that won car of the year, it was just your bog standard Punto).
 

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[quote name=a.mad.house]

it wont go round a corner any where near that of a st focus or mondeo [/quote]

It won't be far off,it's built on the same platform as the new Mondeo.

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mpv of the year (as it aint a car)

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It IS a car. MPV's are still cars.
 

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it isnt a car it is an mpv as no insurance or dvla class it as a car they class it as an mpv

tbh i aint that keen on the new mondeo

due to the extra weight and size (as a mondeo would never contemplate 7 seats) it will not corner being front wheel drive and not 4 wheel drive or rear wheel drive

so if this is based on a mondeo and a focus y arnt they in the final 8 ?

i am sorry but they even say that the handling is suspect also with the larger wheels meansd they had the highest spec to look at and what price is this then more than £30,000 iirc so that brings the smax into contention with the merc's and beemers which it will loose against each and every time
 
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