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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 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

  • 1.8 TDCi 100 LX 5dr

    toby shore , england . Date: 02/10/2007
    • 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

    I own/drive a 2.0TDCI special edition bought at excellent price 10 months ago. I've had no problems to date and done 15,000 miles. It drives like a dream and does as it says on the tin.

    I've previously owned the 1999 2.8 four-wheel-drive. I've had it for eight years and loved it but this model is different class. 46mpg and carries everything you could dream off.

    Have noticed that only people with problems take time to complete reviews. So on behalf of the quiet, possible majority - well done Ford for a brilliant vehicle.

    Bought in preference to a Vauxhall Zafira after testing both and no regrets. The Ford Galaxy has more power, more toys - and at much less cost. Previously owned two Scenics - no contest.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    jeffrey mcilgorm , lancashire . Date: 26/09/2007
    • 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

    My car

    Bought the Galaxy new in March 2007. Although its a nice car to own & drive I found that the aftersales service from the garage (a dealership in Bury, Manchester) to be very poor.

    The Galaxy had been in the garage for a few minor things.

    Then the power steering pump failed after it had been in the garage for a repair to the steering. I have now had the car back one week and I have noticed that the kluncking in the steering has returned.

    So I'll be off to the garage again.

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    rob howcroft , lancs . Date: 05/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    Have done 15000 troublle free miles in this car now. Bits of trim are still falling off from inside the cabin some of which I dont know where from. You need to drive it very very sensibly to get anything like mpg quoted (about 30mpg ave is realistic ). Just had 2 new front tyres (20000miles total) Suggest you shop about for these. Standard goodyears are £110 found pirellis at £75 Was told these would be noisy but are superb and excellent in the wet. car is still a cracking drive when kids dropped off pullling hard through all gears yet remaining firm in the bends and very un-mpv like. Its very quick from the lights even when full and getting more responsive as it loosens up. If you can put up with a less than average cabin build quality and you dont mind getting the araldite and self-tappers out from time to time as your kids knock bits of trim off, then get one... get the 2.0 desiel. It reallly is a great compromise of space and smiling through corners again...

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