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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 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.

  • 1.8 TDCi 125 6spd Ghia 5dr

    Stuart Pearson Date: 08/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      42

    My car

    Purchased a Ghia X back in 2008 after looking at several alternatives. From a space point of view nothing comes close, but I hate to say it, mine too pulls dangerously to the left. The car is now 1yr old, and has been back to the dealer 3 times purely for this issue. The standard response from the dealer is "all cars pull to the left" i.e. because of the road camber, but never have I experienced anything like this. Anyway, the dealer finally accepted somthing is wrong and kindly replaced the tyres and checked the tracking/geometry of the vehicle - but to no avail. So, having read some of the other reviews on this site it does indeed look like there could be an issue with this car. Sadly, this is very unfortunate, as the car could be really really good, but for £28,000 I don't think it is much to ask for it to go in a straight line, do you?

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    MICHAEL GARVIN , STRATHCLYDE . Date: 25/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      41

    My car

    I bought this car to replace my ageing BMW 5 Series Touring, in the need for more space for my growing family. The criteria was space, practicality, performance, economy, safety,and handling. Unfortunately this car pulls appallingly to the left regardless of road camber, and has done so since new. So safety/handling are seriously compromised. After taking four separate days of work to visit dealerships in an effort to repair( finally acknowledged by the dealer as being appalling to drive;and drives as if it is a badly repaired accident damaged vehicle) they have given up. Currently the car is lying in my drive, and I have resorted to driving my 1995 1.3 CL VW Polo,. (a really nice drive by comparison)!! I am meanwhile waiting on Ford Customer Care/Technical to sort it out. Whilst they have been helpful on the phone, I don't believe they are interested, nor do they understand the dangerous nature of the fault. I paid £22K for this fully loaded Ghia X model,e xpecting years of happy motoring. Unfortunately this one major fault overrides anything that is positive about the car. The car as it stands is a danger to me and my family and to other road users. Ford should be investigating whether this should be a recall issue. Apparently my car had its front subframe removed during the manufacturing process to be re aligned.I wonder if this affected a batch of these cars, and possibly dissatisfied owners just put up with the fault or sell them on (if they can get rid of them).!!

  • 2.0 TDCi 130 Zetec Auto 5dr

    al innes Date: 04/11/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      39

    My car

    Bought this car in Feb 08 as replacement for VW Touran. The 130 hp engine combined with auto box is superb - feels more powerful than 130 for size of car and after 9 months we're now averaging 39mpg which is pretty good considering size of vehicle. Have previously always had German cars (VW / Merc / BMW) and to be honest the quality of finish of the Ford cannot match - but consider the cost equation and if prepared to keep an open mind then this is a better proposition in terms of value for money.

    Positives: Great engine and gearbox combination. Brilliant in terms of flexibility Feels smaller to drive than it looks Good fuel economy

    Gripes: Interior not up to German standards (but note comments regarding cost to buy) Lack of spare tyre - yes I wrote off a tyre and had to be rescued by AA = replacement (Falken rather than factory Michelin cost me £70 all inc so not too bad) Given interior space they missed a trick in terms of cubby holes / drinks holders etc. particularly in centre console area.

    Overall I would have to recommend this (and of course S-Max which is same car with different packaging). We loved out VW Touran but the Galaxy provides a much better overall package - more space, equivalent economy but with much smoother diesel engine and suprisingly a smoother auto than the VW DSG unit. So good in fact that I'm seriously thinking about replacing our second car (my beloved BMW 1 series), with a Kuga if and when they offer that with an auto.

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