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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 130 Zetec Auto 5dr

    A Muir , East Dunbartonshire . Date: 30/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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

    I was about to by this car. It's pure dead brilliant by the way. Except for one thing. The crazy absence of a spare wheel. How stupid is that. It's a family car. If you have a puncture, particularly on the motorway, you want to get a move on. But if the puncture repair kit does not work, as it most likely wont if you have puncture at 70mph when the tyre almost certainly will be damaged, you are well and truly stuffed. Four kids, stuck on a motorway. Vehicle need to be recovered to nearest tyre place. I can see my RAC fees going up as they cope with the extra costs of vehicles as badly equiped as this. As it happens I also drive in areas to the west of Thurso. Nearerst Kwik Fit? 109 miles away. Get real Ford!! This car may be the safest on the planet in a crash. But in terms of saftey for passenges in every day situations like a puncture, its just so bad.

  • 2.0 TDCi 130 Ghia Auto 5dr

    Peter Coates , Hants . Date: 10/10/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36

    My car

    Switched from a Seat Alhambra to a 1yr old Galaxy Ghia 2ltr diesel auto. Very easy car to drive, great spec, and the folding seat system is a dream. Built in sat nav slightly tricky to get to know as there was no instructions for it.Advanced bluetooth functions are brilliant. Quite reasonable mpg considering it's an auto. Gearbox is excellent so far, very responsive and ride is smooth and very quiet. Only disappointment - ridiculous lack of spare tyre which I was not aware of until I had the vehicle home! Haven't had to use it yet, but to my way of thinking, the lack of spare tyre makes a small breakdown a major call-out if the tyre-fix filler gadget doesn't work. Also no jack supplied, which is not good.Ghia equipment levels are good - extras that were on this vehicle make it even better. Panoramic roof is great, sat nav reasonable, 6-cd changer works reliably. Great load carrier. Have yet to replace a tyre,but am expecting the tyres to cost a bit.

    Researched Espace,Zafira beforehand.There was nothing out there, other than the Alhambra or Sharran that offered the flexibility that the Galaxy does. Neither the Alhambra or Sharran have folding seats. Visibility in the Galaxy is also considerably better than the Alhambra. Less pillar obstruction forwards, more glass forwards, and views at junctions better thanks to the above and greater glass panels in between windscreen and door windows.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    Robert Prince , Devon . Date: 12/08/2008
    • 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
      45

    My car

    When I first took delivery of the car there were several niggling faults such as B post rattles and quarterlights leaks but these were quickly sorted out. The one major fault was that the car pulled to the left. The dealership came up with all sorts of reasons such as camber of the road, it was a characteristic of this type of car. i was getting nowhere despite the car being left with them for several days total. I decided to write to Ford Customer Care and they took up my case. The lady who had my case was brilliant. She kept ringing the Ford Technical Department, the Dealership workshop manager and me. Ford then came up with a modified geometry reading and this was done. The car is now a superb car and I would highly recommend it. Ford even gave me my first service free for all the hassle I had had. i would buy another Ford in the future.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    John Scott , West Midlands . Date: 20/06/2008
    • 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Great car but some poor design. Not only is there no spare wheel but the tyre for my vehicle (225/50 R17 98) is not widely available. So if the repair kit doesn't work or if you have more than 125 miles to drive I'm are stuffed. Only puncture so far took 2 days to get a replacement tyre. Still at least I wasn't on holiday with the family on the Continent at the time you'll probably have a 24 hour plus wait. Bluetooth connection for the phone seems to work ok. However why is the phone cradle hidden away in the coin compartment by the driver's knee. Unless its an incoming call or you've put on voice dial its very difficult to use the phone. Why isn't SatNav more reasonably priced? Why does DVD play come with only 2 head phones and no ability to put through car's speakers. Poor radio reception on MW. Why are roof bars so big standard roof box brackets won't fit?

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