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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.
  • 1.8 TDCi 125 5spd LX 5dr

    Alan Simon Parnaby , Durham . Date: 11/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    My main factor in choosing my latest car was the need to seat more than 5. The Galaxy was chosen mainly on reviews of it's handling, which has proven to be excellent. Last weekend I did a day trip from Darlington to Dundee and was astonished at the way in which the miles were covered in comfort with such ease. The route was mainly twisty A roads with 6 up, and it still managed 39MPG. Stability in torrential rain was amazing and roadholding excellent.

    Flexibilty of seating is fantastic, comfort and space is great, I really cannot think of one negative point inside or out. The first frost of the year hit this morning, and guess what the Galaxy excelled here as well, the quickclear screen is fantastic.

    I would also like to commend the Ford Dealership at Evans Halshaw in Darlington in providing and excellent buying experience. I hope the servicing department continues this level of service.

  • 1.8 TDCi 125 5spd LX 5dr

    homer duke , ENGLAND . Date: 21/10/2007
    • 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

    My car

    this car has been a joy to my life i have had 5 previous Galaxys, and loved all of them,but this is the best one.i had a 1497kg caravan and the 1.8 galaxy can tow it fine,scince iv had this galaxy iv towed my caravan up a 27% hill going around 48-53 MPH but on motor way's it can go 80-85 MPH it's a good towcar,iv been going 103 MPH befor towing this caravan going down a 5% hill it's OUTSTANDING

  • 1.8 TDCi 125 6spd Ghia 5dr

    Jennie Clark , North Yorkshire . Date: 14/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Have had 3 previous Galaxys, and loved all of them (1 petrol and 2 diesels). The new car is a great disappointment, as is the dealership I bought it from (got the car for £2k less than anywhere else offered but was it worth the hassle?). Lots of niggles but major problem is that it vibrates like mad at 2k revs. Dealership we bought it from 'couldn't find a fault' - when we eventually took it to our previous dealership (love them to pieces) they immediately identified problems with the dual mass flywheel so the car is off the road next week for gear box out and probably a new clutch. It's done 6k and we've had it 4 months. Next problems to solve are a leak into the driver's footwell, headlights which seems to have variable power, 2 doors which don't shut properly and the replacement of damaged rear window trims (damaged on delivery and selling dealer 'forgot to order' the replacements). Sadly this is one Galaxy which I'm struggling to love!

  • 2.0 TDCi 130 LX Auto 5dr

    homer duke , ENGLAND . Date: 12/10/2007
    • 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

    My car

    The Ford Galaxy is a good towcar for a 1696kg. The automatic gearbox works well while towing and really makes it easy to drive with caravan. With two persons in the car and some luggage on a level road you will run in 6th gear well over 80mph. The car is stable and you will normally not experience influence from the caravan. Acceleration is quite good, but the frontwheels can slip a little on wet roads from standstill, especially on a 30% incline hill position. Braking works well. I have not measured fuelecononomy, but expect it to be around 32mpg. The tank holds 70 liters, but if you press the metal clip in the filler hose, you can utilise the expansion volume as well, up to 14 liters extra. So you can drive all day without refueling. The car is a very good long distance cruiser with high seating position, armrest, good firm seats and a reasonable noiselevel in 6th gear. Driving with to people there is space for two bicycles in the rear. We use the Thule indoor bike rack which is excellent. I have not tried to drive with full load in car and caravan, but expect that it wil have a rather serious impact on performance. Also it seems from other peoples experience, that it decreases the risk of failure in the automatic gearbox

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