looking at upgrading to something bigger probably another focus c-max, maybe
I have a C-max, unless you want the mahoosive rear headroom and tall seats (e.g. 4 very tall adults regulalry, gereatrics with bad hips, getting kids in seats without having to bend down, camping in the on trips etc) I'd get the estate with propper folding (into the footwell) seats not the (folding up but not down into the footwell) removable ones in the c-max. Appart from the rear seats the C-max is worse as a 4 person car in every respect (and I own one!). It's saving grace is taking the rear seats out and using it as a glorified van the 99% of the time when it's just me, stick a 25l water tank and coolbox in the rear footwells, self inflating matress in the back (water tank conveniently makes the load bay a flat 6 ft), bike, body and a weeks camping kit easily fits in.
Oh yeah... I meant to add, I hate the 100 hp 1.6 petrol in the mk2. People say "It's not that slow", but it's not that, it's the revviness. Motorway cruising is noisy (never driven a car more in need of a 6th gear) and the power's peaky so on b-roads it feels like you're propelling it along with the gearstick. And it just takes an annoying amount of effort to move it around at low speed. I just reckon it's the wrong engine. My tddi made about 25 horse less but it delivered it well.
Power's fine IME, OK it won't beat much away from the lights, but unless it's a ridiculously steep hill it'll sit in 4th doing 30-60 on B roads, it'll happily sit in 5th if there's not too many bends, but accelerations a bit more 'gradual'.
Noise, it does 70 at 3000rpm in 5th. It's not silent, but it's never been loud enough to irritate me even on 8 hour+ continuous drives to Scotland. Tyre noise is louder and that was massively reduced by some better tyres. 6th would be unusable in a headwind!
I'd buy another, it's been faultless over the last 35,000miles. Only cost me a set of front tyres in that time.