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Overall reader 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

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39 reader reviews for Ford Galaxy MPV.
  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium auto 5dr

    John Cowell , . Date: 22/06/2014
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      35

    My car

    I owned this car for 18 months bought nearly new. Very happy with it until I noticed a smell which I could not get rid of. I lifted the passenger footwell carpet to find a puddle. I lifted the carpet and found a centimetre of water beside all the electric cabling. I sponged this out just to find it filled up when it rained. Contacted the dealer who said it was not covered under warranty despite car being only 2 years old. Dealer was really unhelpful and could not guarantee leak fixed despite me having payed hundreds if pounds. This seems to be a common problem. I traded the car in for a VW Sharan and will never buy another for Ford.

  • 2.0 TDCi 163 Titanium X 5dr

    Den Hallett Date: 20/05/2013
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      47

    My car

    We all know the old ford maxim...Fix Or Repair Daily. Well that is certainly gone forever. The inside is firm but supple leather, the seats move forwards, backwards, Up and down is electrically operated, you have lumber support and this is repeated on the passenger seat (except for lumber). Steering wheel rakes up. down and in or out. All the controls are at hand including Bluetooth which works by voice control as does temperature CD Radio.... This car is a pleasure to drive and with a great turn of speed that surprises many on the road. I have a full 6 speed auto fitted plus of course sequential if I need it. Plenty of room for myself and grandchildren and very easy to flatten the seats for load carrying in various ways. The HID lighting is superb and are auto along with the wipers. The front screen is heated which is great for snow cover. I love driving this car which I have had for two years now and I will be getting another next year some time. Yes its a Ford but not as you remember them.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Titanium X auto 5dr

    Clive Aldridge , Essex . Date: 31/03/2011
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Early 2010 I had a rental Galaxy diesel 2.0 Ghia & loved it. Great cabin, DAB & Bluetooth, averaged 42mpg etc It convinced me to buy a Galaxy. By then the models had been replaced, instead of 2.0 Ghia they offered the 2.0 Titanium X. Apparently the new engine is more efficient, lower CO2, higher BHP and improved MPG. Ford claim this within all the marketing bumf. I was suckered in, & I bought a new (June 2010) Galaxy Titanium X diesel 2.0 & stuffed it with options. It is fine except that I cannot for the life of me get more than 36 to 37 MPG out of it! The economy has gone backwards rather than forward as they promote! A steady 55Mph in top gear on a level motorway would give me 45 to 47 mpg in the old model. This new model returns 37MPG tops! That is 10 mpg less than the old model. How can this be? I’ve had the dealer check the car out & they say the computer says there is nothing wrong with it. 10 mpg LESS than the older, less efficient model! No support from Ford! BUYER BEWARE! The published MPG stats for this model are wildly inaccurate (by over 10 mpg on average). Also, with this £32,000 car I got no tonnueau cover (covers the luggage area from view) which was standard on the old model – you need to be aware of this tight-fisted omission if you carry anything attractive or valuable in the boot it will be on view. Drives fine & is comfortable & well equipped, but I feel duped & deceived by the wildly exaggerated MPG. The lost 10 miles every gallon will cost a fortune!

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Edge 5dr

    Tony Date: 27/03/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    I've now put 60k on a 2008 Ford Galaxy 2.0 TDCi Edge. Other than a bulb and some loose interior trim, nothing has gone wrong. MPG is around 42, which includes occasionally towing a fairly heavy caravan. It is a large vehicle so parking takes care, and it's more suited to a relaxed rather than press on driving style. Having said that, I find the driving position comfortable and it's a good long distance cruiser. Down sides - as others have said, the interior trim feels a bit low rent. It also seems to need disks replacing almost like brake pads, I had the disks changed at 30k and now its done 60k I think it'll soon need them again. But the flexible seating is fantastic, I tend to use the car mainly as a 5 seater and leave the rear two seats folded into the floor. This gives a van sized boot, which is great for carrying all our camping bits and pieces. Overall, while there are clearly cheaper cars to run than a full sized MPV, for anyone who really needs such a big vehicle it is very capable, seems reliable, and I'll most likely buy another one.

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