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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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38 reader reviews for Ford Galaxy MPV.
  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Zetec 5dr

    Dave Jenkins Date: 23/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I own a 53 plate Galaxy Ghia and love it. Ready to sell for the new shape. Saw Derek Cozens review and became concerned. I have been fortunate to have been given access to a 2007 Galaxy 2.0 diesel, a few weeks old. I have now driven it for 2 weeks, done nearly 2000 miles and - HATE IT. Why? It drives wonderfully - just like a car, and I have pushed it hard. It looks good. However, the Turbo lag in first is appalling - in fact really annoying. As you go to pull away it's so slow then suddenly takes off. The lender nad friends all complained of this. It does not like 30-40 slow cruising. And trim is falling off already. Seats are thinner and just doesn't have a quality feel about them. For a £21000 car I expected a lot more - at least to the quality of my old car. Mmmm! Am I buying one - No. Would I recommend it - No! Now what's the alternative?

  • 2.0 TDCi 140 Ghia 5dr

    Richard Cross Date: 07/03/2007
    • 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

    I have only had the car for about a month but we all really like it. The 2.0TDi engine is very lively despite the large dimensions of the car.

    There is a little body roll compared to my last car (Mazda 6 estate) but not enough to worry about.

    Overall quality is very good, one small gripe being that there is a little rattle on bumpy surfaces which I think comes from the seat belt height adjuster but I'm not absolutely sure. Also, I have the rear seat DVD package and the positioning of the DVD player (under the passenger seat) is a pain.

    I was considering a Volvo V70 at the time of purchase but chose the Galaxy as the space it offered was unbeatable. So far I feel that I have made the right choice and the rather long wait (from the beginning of October to the beginning of February) was definately worth it.

  • 1.8 TDCi 125 6spd Ghia 5dr

    Derek Cozens , Vale of Glamorgan . Date: 10/01/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Our new Galaxy was supposed to be a change from 4 kias(3 Sedonas). Our kias were excellent. But then came disapointment from Ford. On collection the dealer had two different sets of keys for the car but we volunteered to return to pick them up when they found them. Then in 3 months of ownership we discovered the following. 1. Rear door rubber trim constantly falling off. 2. Poor carpet trim/fit. 3. Serious turbo lag ( We find great difficulty cruising at 30mph eg. first nothing then were going like "a bat out of.." scary!). 4. Mega clatter from engine on starting if clutch not depressed and all dashboard lights extinguished. 5. Clutch smell(burning) on hill starts. 6. Sixth gear inoperable at less than 80mph+ 7. Emmission problem (probably due to management syst probs.) 8. Engine cuts out at motorway speeds. 9. Total electrical failure on Dec. 27th. RAC attends. 10.Rear wiper not in contact with glass 11.Rear tail lights visible inside cabin at night (off putting at night). 12.Worst designed alloys for ease of cleaning (by hand/powerwash/ car wash) I have ever experienced. 13.Puncture repair kit replacing the spare wheel. We have now covered 3.5k miles but as the car is contract hired we are returning it as the dealer/ford has failed to rectify these faults. Its a shame because it looks a great car, but as the old saying goes, "never judge a book by it's cover".

  • 1.8 TDCi 125 5spd Zetec 5dr

    Paul Williams , notts . Date: 05/12/2006
    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Since owning 3 previous Galaxies, we took delivery of the all new Galaxy Zetec 1.8 TDI 125 BHP in November. We were happy with the new shape and facia, we were impressed by the 1.8 TDI engine, it drove like a petrol engine. We got the car through Motability for our handicapped son. After having it for approximately 5 days our viewpoint of the all new Galaxy changed. The quality of the interior was poor unlike the former Galaxies we owned, the seats were not as comfortable. On inspection of the seats they are much thinner and cheaper made. One very bad point which we drew to the attention of the dealership, was the rear headrests could only be down or fully up - no intermediates, which was no good for children, and no good for our handicapped son. Taking delivery the first sign of poor quality was that the rubber seal surrounding the rear door was hanging off, the carpets at the front were poorly cut and showed the metal on the floor. Unlike the other Galaxy you couldn't lift the drinks trays up without your knees being seriously in the way, this was due to the seats being smaller and not as much leg room as in the older style Galaxy. We have since terminated this vehicle in favour of the older model. Long live Volkswagon!!

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