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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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42 reader reviews for Ford Galaxy MPV.
  • 1.9 TDi Ghia 5dr

    Robert Fitzpatrick Date: 22/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My car is a 2006 last of the line tdi auto. It’s a Ghia with leather, sat nav and dvd player. I bought the car on the rebound to get out of a disastrous relationship with my Land Rover Discovery 3. I’m about to say goodbye to it as my Citroen C4 Picasso should be arriving next week.

    First thing to say about the Galaxy is it has been faultlessly reliable nothing has broken, squeaked, rattled or dropped off in 13,000 miles. Later cars must be better than some mentioned here. The quality of the interior fittings is excellent. I probably get about 35mpg on average. Tyre wear has been good and the front tyres don’t even look half worn and are wearing evenly.

    Although they have been building it for 10 years the air conditioning really isn’t up to much and struggles to cool the car on hot days and to clear the windows on wet days. The ride is hard and it appears the seats seem too big for their frames and are very difficult to fold up when you want to increase room in the back. The integrated child seat is absolutely ingenious and my 5 year old daughter will miss this when the car goes. The plug in headphones for the otherwise excellent integrated DVD player are a bit of a pain. You can’t put them away and with cables trailing everywhere and the kids keep standing on them!

    I’m changing because I feel its an old car now and the levels of wind and engine noise are far higher than more modern vehicles. But as a reliable workhorse there’s nothing to beat it.

  • 2.3i 16v Zetec 5dr

    dave gibbons Date: 21/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    X reg 2.3 zetec auto did 100k miles in it and it only once let me down when the front wiper linkage failed cost £250+ to fix as they had to replace the whole thing rather tahn the samll piece of plastic that failed. Dealer was exceptionally good and not that much more expensive than local independant. was spacious and very comfortable managed to fit 8 suitcases in on return from holiday Hope they release an auto in the new shape soon and I will be at the front of the queue

  • 1.9 TDi Ghia 5dr

    Andy Dyson Date: 24/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    2002 model owned for last 3 years, now has 80,000 on the clock. On the whole it's been a great car and one that I would definitly recommend

    Echoing other peoples comments there have been a few niggles and front tyre wear can be heavy - 16,000 - 18,000 miles Ford dealer servicing costs are ok but the extras seem expensive though. I now use a local independent garage to fix the niggly things and do the MOT eg front disks and pads £180 compared to the ford dealers £310!!. A windscreen wiper problem - Ford wanted £85 just to diagnose the problem. Local garage fixed the problem by replacing the switch for £80 all in.

    Interesting to see other comments about poor reliability mine hasn't let me down once

    For the size of car the performance is great and fuel economy is fantastic. The trip computer shows overall I get over 36mpg but on a long run if driven reasonably 70(ish!) it returns aproaching 45mpg, this compares favorably to my brothers Peugeot 806 which averages 30 and struggles to reach 40mpg

    I considered buying a VW but felt the Ford gave more value for money and after seeing some of the reviews about the VW's reliability on this website, I made the right choice. I would definitely buy another, next time I'll try to get one with the optional rear air vents in the roof as it does get quite warm for the kids in the back 2 seats.

  • 1.9 TDi LX 5dr

    Paul Fearon , Dublin . Date: 21/12/2006
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have this car for one and a half years and I have started to use it as a taxi since November 2006.

    I have had problems with the steering and shock absorbers, which were all replaced under warrenty. The problem returned (there's a squeak when turning) but Ford would not cover second time. In December 2006 there was a full electrical loss - a problem with fuse connections - and the loom was replaced under warrenty.

    It's a lovely car to drive over a number of hours, but I'm not happy with Ford's after sales service.

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