Used Ford Galaxy MPV 1995 - 2006 review

Category: MPV

Section: What is it like?

1995 - 2006 review
Used Ford Galaxy 1995-2006
  • Used Ford Galaxy 1995-2006
  • Used Ford Galaxy 1995-2006
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What's the used Ford Galaxy MPV like?

The Galaxy was developed alongside the virtually identical VW Sharan and Seat Alhambra, but it's a better drive than either. In fact, it feels more like a family hatch than a big MPV.

All the engines - most are sourced from VW - do a decent job but the Galaxy really excels for its blend of taut handling and quiet, long-distance refinement.

The ride can feel firm with only the driver on board and at slower speeds. However, it improves with a few people on board and becomes well balanced at speed. All the controls - gearshift, pedals, steering - have a well honed feel, too.

The comfortable driving position gives a good view and there's decent space in all three rows. The rearmost seats aren't the easiest to get at, though, and they're heavy to lift in and out. Luggage space is limited with all seven seats in use.