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★★★★★

“BEST CAR EVER”

Written on: 28/11/2012 by S.WILSON213 (1 review written)

HAD CAR 10 YEARS 18 MONTH OLD WHEN BOUGHT HER ONLY WEAR AND TEAR PARTS REPLACED ALLWAYS STARTS GREAT FOR COMFORT EASE OF DRIVING AND VERY VERISITLE WHEN TAKE SEATS OUT CAN FIT ALLMOST ANYTHING IN SOFA /BEDS MAIN THING IS THE COMFORT WHEN DRIVING AND PASSENGER… Read Full Review

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“2000 MK2 Galaxy 2.3 16v Manual Ghia”

Written on: 28/02/2012 by carnut86 (3 reviews written)

I am on my 2nd Galaxy. The first one was MK1 1998 2.3 GLX Model and was great on fuel for its age, and only ever demanded the standard servicing parts, It was spacious, my dogs loved it as I have 3, 1 huge dog, 1 medium and 1 small dog who all had more than enough space, The suspension was firm but soft enough to take all the bumps, and it only failed its MOT on an ABS sensor and ring, which I DIY repaired and cost less than £50 for the parts. The only 2 reasons I got rid of it was because… Read Full Review

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“Owned a 2.3l Ghia x from new (£21,000) Jan 1998 and...”

Written on: 28/03/2011

Owned a 2.3l Ghia x from new (£21,000) Jan 1998 and have just traded it in with 68K on the clock. Like all Fords the plastic bits came adrift in the first few years but having said that not one mechanical component has been replaced. The car has same exhaust and brake disks as from the factory. The starter motor is a bit noisy but what would you expect after 10,000 engine cranks. The Galaxy is a versatile MPV offering average to good performance on most road types and in in most road conditions… Read Full Review

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“The only major problem I have had and cannot cure is...”

Written on: 09/08/2010

The only major problem I have had and cannot cure is the air con! I started having problems about 2 years ago and took it to local ford dealer to address the problem? they totaly overhauled it and it cost £1100!!! BUT the problem was never really sorted and the problem is this, The air con comes on when it feels like it and not when I want it to, If i turn it on it may not work but I can get it to work by turning the heat up to full and then it will kick in,It may then work for 5-10 mins then… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Not a bad car but I had to pay £60 to get the air con...”

Written on: 10/06/2010

Not a bad car but I had to pay £60 to get the air con recharged after only 8 months. The garage have put a dye in the system and said if the discharge has been caused by a stone chip then a new system (condenser) will be down to me!

Not very happy about this as I explained that it should perhaps have a guard in front of it. Or even suggested that it may not be fit for purpose. They wouldn't have it and I will await and see. Just a typical poor Ford service for a new car. Purchased from Priests… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“The steering rack packed in when the car was just over...”

Written on: 21/05/2010

The steering rack packed in when the car was just over 3 years. £1500 replacement. Ford refused to make any contribution at all.
The central locking went after 2 and a half year on the passenger door.
The handbrake keeps falling apart - it's an absolutely dreadful, shoddy design.
I deeply regret buying a Ford Galaxy… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“The Ford Galaxy is really the best car ever! You have...”

Written on: 30/03/2010

The Ford Galaxy is really the best car ever! You have a lot of space and it has a BEAUTIFUL DESIGN! EVERYTHING on and in the car is rounded, I like that. The 5 seats in the back are removable so you can create a big boot or you have 5 good seats. By the newest Galaxy you can't remove them an the seats are bad. I like the sound of that 2.3 DOHC engine. I'll keep it my whole life!!!… Read Full Review

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“I bought my 2.3 Galaxy as a replacement for my...”

Written on: 12/03/2010 by Crannoid (1 review written)

I bought my 2.3 Galaxy as a replacement for my Chrysler Voyager and would definitely buy another. Although it was not as well appointed it is an order of magnitude more comfortable on a long journey, much easier to drive (great engine) and the visibility is way better than the Voyager.

It goes all over the country full of kids, camping gear, pulling trailers, (up to 1 tonne) full of Scout stuff, etc. and has given very little trouble.

I agree that rain does come in through the open window… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“Excellent people carrier. Excellent cruise on motor...”

Written on: 16/02/2010

Excellent people carrier. Excellent cruise on motor way. Bags of space. Good value for money despite new gearbox (link bolt dropped into gearbox)£1300. New clutch £400 (The alps a challenge for any vehicle fully loaded). Tyres expensive £100+ (Make sure you get the correct tyres they must be re-enforced). Cruise control packed up (common problem) not fixed. Windscreen wipers packed up now fixed after pulling apart linkage/cleaning/greasing etc (make sure make a note of the correct position of… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Great car for carrying passengers and generally...”

Written on: 06/01/2010

Great car for carrying passengers and generally reliable but the VW built automatic transmission fitted on the 2.3 models of this year is apparently prone to trouble and is an expensive replacement… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Purchased 2nd hand about 6yrs ago with c60k on the...”

Written on: 12/10/2009

Purchased 2nd hand about 6yrs ago with c60k on the clock. It has apart from the expected electrical gremlins (removed all interior light bulbs!) been very reliable & at 120K mls has just passed another MOT today only requiring some minor work on the wiring on the boot door. Performance is more than ample for a car of this nature (I drive a Porsche 911, this is partners car), economy is OK though obviously not a diesel, refinement, ride, road noise etc not up to more modern standards but car is… Read Full Review

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“I purchased a new galaxy in 2001. Its now done...”

Written on: 02/09/2009 by sallybee64 (2 reviews written)

I purchased a new galaxy in 2001. Its now done 87000miles. Problems I've had are from first day broke down, leaking thermostat casing - replaced. Air con not working , replaced matrix, aircon broke replace relay, replaced relay again within 12 months. An thats it!
For a car as complex as the Galaxy and the way we use it I would recommend it to anyone - BUT remember these cars cost £20K + for a reason - its not a Fiesta and parts can be pricey. A full exhaust system £500 - but I haven't had to… Read Full Review

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“i have owned a 2001 galaxy ghia for a while now! it...”

Written on: 03/06/2009 by xmrdunnx (1 review written)

i have owned a 2001 galaxy ghia for a while now! it has done 150,000 miles and has been lpg converted from new! once you flick it over to lpg its more cost efective on fuel than the 2008 1.2 fiesta i own!!!! loosing the awful fuel consumption when it runs on petrol!!!! but other than that what a boat!!! so slugish up hills, and the only time it doesnt rattle is when all the seats are sat in! and even then the dash drives me mad!!!! im adding a supercharger to it from a corrado G60 which ups the… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia car is very spacious. Problems...”

Written on: 22/05/2009

Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia car is very spacious. Problems with cruise control dont know where to turn, tried lots of garages, keep saying its a relay… Read Full Review

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★★★☆☆

“The Ford Galaxy 2.3 has all the toys with it being the...”

Written on: 13/04/2009 by excelsior (1 review written)

The Ford Galaxy 2.3 has all the toys with it being the Ghia model and the kids love the privacy glass in the back. Love the 12v sockets in the back so we can put the cool box in the back for long journeys, captain seats in the front so we can turn them around and play games with kids if we get where we're going and it's pouring with rain. gr8 motor only had it for about two weeks but so far so good - it's the 2.3 ghia on a y plate… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“I have only one criticism - a major one. The design of...”

Written on: 19/10/2008

I have only one criticism - a major one. The design of the spare tyre retaining mechanism on my old model is awful. It frequently breaks - like mine did. How have Ford geared their mighty Empire to solve the problem on newer models? Simple - According to my info - you haven't got a spare tyre, just a repair kit! How daft is that? I cannot believe that Ford would do such a thing. What happened to research and development?… Read Full Review

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“Just about everything has gone wrong with my Ford...”

Written on: 26/05/2008

Just about everything has gone wrong with my Ford Galaxy, has cost me a fortune to repair, only 2001 reg but new gearbox, clutch, 2 exhausts and tyres every 4 months, lots and lots of repairs… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Having owned this Galaxy for 5 years and reading other...”

Written on: 13/07/2007 by TitaniumX (1 review written)

Having owned this Galaxy for 5 years and reading other reviews, I can only assume everyone that it is those who have trouble are writing the reviews, whilst the others are still driving!

I can honestly say only two things have gone wrong in the 5 years I have owned this car. The front antiroll bar link failed (£29 from ford) and the drivers door speaker became intermittent (faulty wiring in the door - easy fix though). Other than that this car has been ultra reliable and as we top the 140K… Read Full Review

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Written on: 13/12/2010

I found this review very helpful because...it has given me renewed confidence to go ahead and buy one.

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★★☆☆☆

“Noise from engine at 27k miles - Ford didn't want to...”

Written on: 07/11/2006 by keith hammond (1 review written)

Noise from engine at 27k miles - Ford didn't want to know. Noise worsened at 31k and drive plate cracked - Out of warranty and guess what, Ford did not want to know. Thanks for nothing and a £610.00 repair bill elsewhere. Oh yeah - air con is also no good - I've had it re-gassed twice… Read Full Review

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“Have had my Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia in and out of the...”

Written on: 04/11/2006 by angiebabe42 (3 reviews written)

Have had my Ford Galaxy 2.3 Ghia in and out of the workshops so many times I can't count, to have the air conditioning looked at. Ford finally replaced the whole system. Out of warranty now and it's packed up again!

Likewise the windscreen wiper motor regularly blew fuses (Ford said we must have tried using the wipers when they were frozen to the screen, we hadn't) but after numerous times in the workshop to have a fault find on it, they replaced the motor, now less than two years on, and the… Read Full Review

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