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L.Evans, Caerphilly

Ford Galaxy GALAXY ESTATE 2010 - 2014

5 star review

very good car - 7 seater , used to ferry children back and fro , economical for such a big car ( 43 mpg) however driven. Plenty of room to carry luggage with 5 adults .

Submitted: 2016-03-28 | ID: 129571

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Peter Broomfield, Wiltshire

Ford Galaxy 2012

3 star review

Had the car for 18 months through motability, been back to the dealer 8 times with differing minor and major faults. Main recurring fault being un-traceable battery drain that Ford cannot find nor rectify, just have to keep topping up with electricity every now and again. The equipment level is very good ( HID headlights and leather as standard) build quality is fairly good. I have recently run out of electricity again so have had the VW Sharan as a replacement car, I do not see how the review for the Sharan on this site states that the Galaxy drives better and is more comfortable, because it just isn’t the case. The Galaxy wallows terribly in corners, feels like the back end is about half a second behind the front end. The lumbar support in the galaxy feels like a stretch of wire inside the seat that is tightened, awful! The fuel consumption on the 1.6 ecoboost is terrible, 29 mpg everywhere, 350 miles on a tank of fuel that costs in the region of £90! Admittedly, the 2.0 140PS DSG Sharan we had did between 35 and 40 MPG, not what is stated on VW site. Sharan had a better build quality, that you would expect with a VW badge on the front, but comes with hardly any equipment, eg, tinted windows are an extra, even on the SE version! As with all new cars it would appear, visibility is terrible, slightly better on the Sharan and water pours in through the front windows when it is raining, straight onto the electric window switches (yes I’m a smoker, boo hiss). One minor winge, the VW do not come with a speed limiter, this is very useful in 30 and 40 mph speed limits, Ford system is easy to use and well located. Come on VW, get with the times.

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Interested in your review on this vehicle. I take it you've sold it and wondered if your vehicle registration mark started PJ12? Keen to know as a motobility vehicle is for sale in Bristol and it's very similar to what you've described in your review. Thanks in advance. Nick. - Nick Dicksee from Hampshire

Interested in your review on this vehicle. I take it you've sold it and wondered if your vehicle registration mark started PJ12? Keen to know as a motobility vehicle is for sale in Bristol and it's very similar to what you've described in your review. Thanks in advance. Nick. - Nick Dicksee from Hampshire

Submitted: 2014-01-11 | ID: 40094

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Stephen Barker, Suffolk

Ford Galaxy 2012

5 star review

I have a 63 reg 2.2 TDCi Powershift which has now done 3000 miles. It really is a great car (my 4th Galaxy I think) but the fuel consumption is appalling. I am currently averaging 32.4 (and when I did a fuel check by filling up, taking the miles & filling up again etc it came up with 29!). I even have a tuning box on it to try and improve things but hasn’t made any difference really - I have played about with the settings too. I had a 2.0Tdci before which did 42mpg and a brand new rental 2.0Tdci for 3 months which did 40mpg straight off and never wavered. I fail to see how a 10% bigger engine can turn in a 25% reduction in consumption! So beware buying the 2.2 Tdci unless you have deep pockets!

Submitted: 2013-12-10 | ID: 40095

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Gaz Keel, England

Ford Galaxy 2012

5 star review

Recently purchased a Zetec 138 bhp powershift, owned for about two weeks now and I’m very impressed with economy, smooth engine and gear change, although I drive very relaxed with economy in mind. This is a huge mpv, needed this size as I have 4 kids and a dog and it fits us all in with ease. Comparable in size to a Grand Espace although I’d prefer the Ford based on looks etc. I’m well happy so far although very much let down by the main dealer who I purchased from who promised a wet valet, a replacement carpet tray behind drivers seat (bit worn) and they did none of this. Also passenger seat was not bolted down correctly although the car had had a 145 point safety check (yeh right!!!). Ended up doing the repair myself to seat after dealership salesman failed to re contact me, also failed to send out a £3.50 trim fixing screw that was missing (bit poor when I had spent £15500 cash), guess its a case of we have your cash and they are no longer bothered as with most dealerships I’ve dealt with in the past (promise everything and fail to deliver). Overall very happy with the car but dealership has been shocking,

Submitted: 2013-09-23 | ID: 40093

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Ray Steele, Leicestershire

Ford Galaxy 2012

3 star review

Laden with handy gadgets. Great leather seats. A real looker. But the 1.6 is far too underpowered for this size of car. The previous 2 litre was a superb engine. It could really get you out of any driving situation - even at low speed in high gear it was supremely responsive. And I was always able to beat Ford’s MPG. The 1.6 tdci left me in a couple of tight spots on motorways when it failed to respond to the gas pedal and I have had to change my driving style considerably to master this engine. MPG is at a poor 44 despite trying several different driving styles to increase it. A superb motor, there is no doubt, but make sure you get the bigger engine as you’ll save the difference in juice in just a few months and get a far better drive.

Submitted: 2013-06-16 | ID: 40092

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