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    by Published on 09-02-2017 10:09     Number of Views: 992 

    Registration is free. To become a Registered Member of the SMAX Owners Club please click HERE or click Join in the tab above

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    Once you are an approved Registered Member, you will be able to read over 80,000 posts, hints and tips about your Ford S-MAX written by our membership of S-MAX owners of every Ford S-MAX model from around the world. We have no spam on our forum unlike other sites.

    You can discuss S-MAX issues with other members, look at specialist sections from child car seats to towing, find out about Club meets and events an special offers. By registering you agree to be bound by our Terms and Conditions which can be found in our FAQs.

    Should you then wish to become a Full SMAXOC Member, which allows full access to all areas of the SMAXOC site, you will have to be a Registered Member for at least 24 hours first, then you can become a Full Member which is a 'paid for' subscription, renewed by you annually by PayPal.

    Please bear in mind: Registration can take up to 72 hours be activated as you will be approved by a human, not a piece of software. If we are unhappy with your Registration for security reasons we will not approve it. All the Moderators and Administrators have lives and jobs outside SMAXOC which is run as a not for profit organisation for our Members benefit.
    by Published on 24-12-2015 18:17

    In this season of goodwill we wish all friends of the SMAX Owners Club worldwide a very Merry Christmas and a prosperous New Year. Thank you all for your support this year, it is greatly appreciated.

    Best wishes the SMAXOC Team
    by Published on 21-01-2015 18:30  Number of Views: 1066 

    Yes it's true, not satisfied with showing the all new drop dead gorgeous Ford GT recently at the 2015 Detroit Auto Show, Ford UK have finally announced the 2015 Mustang prices for the UK in Right Hand Drive. That's right, for the first time ever, you will be able to buy a RHD Mustang at your local UK Ford dealership.

    Prices start at £28,995 for the 4 cylinder 2.3 litre 300hp ecoboost, which of course is lovely - but the Mustang we think you will all be really interested in is the 5.0 V8 435hp GT version, which starts at £32,995. Best of all you can specify a MANUAL gear box - yes, really.

    In a world where any half decent new V6 or V8 petrol engined Jaguar or German thing will only come with an auto flappy paddle slush box*, which no matter how 'far they have come' really is still all a bit too PlayStation, Ford hit the ball out of the park with the option of a good 6 speed manual gearbox.

    Oh there are options and things, but really, are you bothered? A manual 5.0 V8 for under £33k? Well done Ford. That Toyota GT86/BRZ is looking really overpriced no matter how good the handling is, and as for the Audi A5 and BMW 4 series, well yes of course they will be a bit more refined, but expensive, and dull, very dull, compared to the 2015 Mustang UK price points.

    Add to this the entertaining prospect of Ford performance parts from Mountune, and the even more jaw dropping fordracingparts.com, and the petrol head in your life should be grinning from ear to ear when you show them this.

    At least one of the SMAXOC webteam is drooling and off to count his pennies.

    More UK info here:

    and more really detailed stuff HERE

    Ford UK finally seem to have remembered what they are really for: as well as making good value, nice to drive, safe, family cars, there is a long history of bringing performance motoring within the reach of normal British people. Remember the Lotus Cortina, the Capri, XR2, XR3 and Sierra Cosworth? We do, and many of our British members do as well, we bet. Yes, there has been the Focus ST and RS over the years, but somehow this move by Ford UK seems to have upped the game a bit, building on the excellent new(ish) Fiesta ST success. Competition amongst car manufacturers for your 'hard earned' is a good thing.

    All we need now is for Ford to go racing again at LeMans 24H with a properly funded WEC team and perhaps we are entering a new golden age for the blue oval.

    2015 has got off to a cracking start. All we need now is to finally be able to see, try and buy the new Ford S-MAX.

    *There are two or three notable exceptions to this. We may deal with them in a later piece.

    Image © Ford Motor Company and used for non-commercial purposes of informing our Members only. All rights reserved.
    by Published on 16-12-2014 15:42

    Congratulations to SMAXOC Members Mr & Mrs Quadkon on their new arrival, an early Christmas present ...
    by Published on 10-12-2014 09:45

    'Tis the season for….upgrading!

    Yes, really! As a special Christmas present to ourselves SMAXOC.com is getting ...
    by Published on 30-11-2014 20:17  Number of Views: 638 

    Surprisingly not that well trailed in the National media (that may change tomorrow due to the online payment system failing today, surprise, ...
    by Published on 03-08-2014 07:01     Number of Views: 928 

    Yes folks, it's THAT time of the year again. Find us in Section 22 at Ford Fair, Silverstone, TODAY!

    More info here - http://www.fordfair.co.uk - and take a look at our own photo pages, SMAXOC has had a stand every year since 2008 and we encourage all Members to attend if they can. Put it in your diary now for 2015!

    It's a very informal day on which to meet some fellow SMAXOC members, swap stories & tips, and then to wander around an enormous number of Fords, both old & new, good & bad. Bring a camera!

    See you there!
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