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The Ford C-MAX Hybrid A Road Trip, And the Palinode Duck Lips

Ford loaned me a 2013 Ford Hybrid SEL for a week. Aside getting to boot around in a I did not receive monetary compensation for the review.

This is a long write-up about my week the 2013 Ford C-MAX SEL. but I’ve been about that car for the last two that I’ve been to write about it, which is a good sign. I miss her a

Meet my girl, Mitsou.

I named her after a 1980s Canadian pop star. What over 35 doesn’t have the to Mitsou’s Bye Bye Mon Cowboy stamped their psyche somewhere?

was such a different ride the last vehicle I test the 2013 Ford Escape that I wasn’t sure to make of the C-MAX the first day I drove it. The Palinode asked me I thought of it, and I had to say that I honestly know yet. The C-MAX SEL felt like a lightweight the power and size of the brawnier Titanium, but it didn’t take for me to get over the comparison.

The C-MAX and I ended up getting just fine. In fact, we got more than fine.

actually taught me to be a better and I’m not even kidding.

If you from my last adventures the Escape. my mother referred to me as a driver, by which she meant to that my other name is Heavyfoot. I do have a tendency to up and slow down a little abruptly, but that’s a condition of my for speed.

I like power.

As as I like the feeling of power, it doesn’t have the greatest on mileage or the environment, and the C-MAX SEL does a good job of steering bad habits into new and better and it makes you like it . Within two of driving Mitsou, I was a less driver who was saving on gas.

changed my driving for the better was brilliant dashboard display:

The SEL, being a hybrid, is a car a gasoline engine and an electric both of which can propel the so it is set up to have energy return the car to recharge the battery. The little image on the left side you the percentage of energy return to the every time you brake and to a full stop. Short, stops result in terrible return, so it makes you want to slow and steady, because time you hit 100% energy you get to fist pump and shout


I suggest that you do the and the yelling with the windows up. Pedestrians laugh at you,

The other thing that better and more energy driving habits in me was the Efficiency display on the right. At first I my eyes about it, because A car? Really? But it sucked me in.

I my plant to live . The more efficient your vehicle, the leaves grow on your so, as long as I didn’t drive Mrs. Heavyfoot and laid off the AC, I had a plant I couldn’t completely The Efficiency Leaves plant above is kind of pathetic, in my defense, it was a very hot day, and I the AC on high to survive.

A couple of days into the drive, the Palinode and I decided to Mitsou out on the highway to Saskatoon, you can’t properly test a car for living unless you hit the road.

I probably sound like a bit of a here, but I have to mention the wipers. Without my having to do they sensed rain, knew how much rain was, and started up at exactly the needed to maintain visibility. It was creepy magic.

Or maybe the aspect was my duck-lipping travel


dudebro and I went up to Saskatoon to out with some very old friends of mine, because the lot of us been mostly all together sometime in the late 1990s. I sure about privacy so I have made the mature to conceal the identities of two of my friends:

I write this entire from the intense emotions I during this trip, seeing those people across Canada congregated a table at a coffee shop back so much me to me, a sense of that I haven’t felt in a time, and it was both like home and a very special of Invasion of the Bodysnatchers .

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Frankly, though, writing taking the Ford C-MAX SEL on this trip is a relief. me sidestep the navelgazing and…

Shiny car!

On the way home, I that we stop at one of those sculptures that dot the Canadian so we pulled over at Davidson to a closer look at their coffee pot and fiddler.

What us was that there was an open air hut to the rest stop filled doves, quail, finches, and of other kinds of birds. It was a nice surprise to see a mini zoo. Go, Davidson! (I, sadly, deleted my bird hut pictures my clumsy thumbs.)

Needless to we spent many hours the 2013 Ford C-MAX SEL over the week that I it, and I grew to quite like it. I say . because this was my first with a hybrid vehicle, and spending some time the Ford Escape Titanium, I was in the lack of oomph I felt I hit the gas. I got over this quickly, though, because the of vroom I thought I felt did not into a lesser highway I had no trouble passing slow and farm trucks and by the time we hit we were averaging 5.9L/100km, is nothing to scoff at.

The interior comfort was nothing to go on and on but I also have no complaints how comfortable it was to drive, which is high praise. Comfort that isn’t overtly but manages to make your uncomplicated and enjoyable is an incredible so kudos to Ford for creating a experience that lets me go about the business of driving having to futz with a comfort controls.

Overall, pro Ford C-MAX Hybrid It was comfortable, a great smaller for booting around the city being not too shabby on the highway, and I my week with an average gas of 6.1L/100km. Also, the trunk the luggage of two over-packers plus and the Palinode’s camera equipment room to spare.

My only complaint? The car’s name. The one every single person who saw the car and in it asked me was what the name was and they couldn’t repeat the of letters correctly the first around. The C-what? The Climax?

The SEL? Are they talking salt? Mitsou was happy to another name to go by.

We want to lovingly about our cars, not list a string of letters the of a small sentence that signify anything to the listener.

I the 2013 C-MAX Hybrid SEL 3.5 out of 5 cats, which is is the same of kitty cats I gave the Escape Titanium, but what the lacked in oomph and size it up for in mileage, dashboard driving and general comfort.

And now I’m off to up passport photos, because who self-esteem? Not me.

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