I am considering selling my Mondeo and buying a C-Max in the future. The reasons are that the Mondeo is getting a bit long in the tooth unfortunately, and my wife wants something higher to drive as she is the main driver now. I will have around £5000 to spend and want to spend it wisely as the car will have to last at least 5 years ( i like to get my moneys worth). What could I expect for the money? I would possibly consider petrol but seeing as my wife does 1000 miles a month, then diesel would be possibly the more economic alternative. Having said that, I don`t want a 1.6 HDi as I am well aware of the problems they have. I work as a parts person and our company will not sell turbos for these due to warranty problems. Is the 1800 diesel any good? They used to be a bit agricultural years ago or is there a 2.0 diesel version preferably chain driven. So many questions but I do have a bit of spare time at the moment to come to some decisions. Any feed back on C-Max ownership as well would be helpful. Thanks and stay safe.