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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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40 reader reviews for Ford Galaxy MPV.
  • 2.0 LX 5dr

    Robert Mawson , . Date: 07/12/2014
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      11000

    My car

    I have owned it 2 years and bought it second hand from a Ford dealer when 11 months old, its automatic, Fuel economy is poor @ 37.4mpg best. I rarely drive above 55mph even on motorways and my driving is 50% dual carriageway 50% urban and yes my tyre pressures are checked regularly and its not used to commute. I took out a Ford Service Plan with my Ford Dealer but again disappointed as when it came to 37500 mile service I was told it needed the gearbox oil and filter changed and that it was not included in the service plan, the price £270, not much point in the service plan if you can't budget for things like that. The SAT NAV can't accept safety camera information and when I questioned Ford about this they said it was not an oversight in design but the model a year later had it available but the newer SAT NAV can't be fitted in the older model. Reversing camera keeps flickering when weather is damp and it has been back for this once already. No spare wheel so if you hit a pot hole and get a blow out and this summer whilst on holiday I had three as tyres are fairly low profile at 50, you have to wait ages for recovery, so I now carry a spare inside the car. When you question Ford about this they say their survey revealed that we do not want spare wheels. It drives well and is comfortable but at its price I expected better and more thought for what the customer wanted not just how much profit can be made. Not sure about the competition but these problems seem commonplace

  • 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!

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