Ford Galaxie Review from Brazil

1971 Ford Galaxie Ltd Landau 292 CID V8

Year of manufacture1971
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 292 CID V8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired52000 kilometres
Most recent distance52900 kilometres
Previous carFord Corcel


A very reliable (and expensive) traveler


Carburetor failure.

Engine failure.

Spark plugs defective.

Shifter without proper precision.

General Comments:

This car is still comfortable.

In the past, was the Brazilian's most luxurious car, and the only one full-sized model produced here.

The engine, despite is the obsolete 292 CID "Yblock", 190 HP SAE, still running smooth and with plenty of power.

That's also because the most of Brazilian cars are four bangers, undersized, which main purpose is to save fuel.

I also need to say this version is almost the same as 1967 US Ford Galaxie, less the engine.

It's very nice to drive it in the roads, because runs in silence and you can keep a good cruise speed.

Otherwise, the weight of the car, and the obsolete (but delicious) engine, makes it an expensive car for daily driving.

The length is also a big problem, if you're looking for parking places.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2004

4th Nov 2006, 10:35

I owned a 71 LTD wagon they are great cars. wish there were lots around still to see.

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 1 review