1968 Ford Galaxie Review

1968 Ford Galaxie 2 door hard top 302 V8 from North America

Model year1968
Year of manufacture1968
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 302 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance121590 miles
Previous carChevrolet Nova

Summary:

Best everyday car ever

Faults:

Most of the things that went wrong with this car was do with how old it was.

Radiator cracked and had to be replaced.

Master cylinder started leaking and it had to be replaced.

Lower ball joints had to be replaced.

Exhaust manifold cracked.

General Comments:

This car was the most reliable car that I have ever owned.

The car handled as if it were a boat. It leaned in to the turns and you could not make the rear tires spin if you wanted to. This car would drive far better if it had a 390.

The car was 213 inches long and 80 inches wide. Because of that you could fit 3 people in the front and 3 people in the back legally.

Sadly I can no longer drive it because a person ran into it an totaled it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th November, 2004

24th Jan 2005, 17:56

Nice to hear someone else had a great experience with a Galaxie 500. Mine was also totalled, but thanks to this tank I am alive!

12th Feb 2005, 20:13

Wow. Some one would have to hit you very hard with a newer car to total an old ford like that. Back then cars were big enough to be safe with out those dredfull air bags.

29th Jun 2012, 07:51

Uh, no. When the car's market value is less than $1000, it doesn't take very much damage to "total" it, even if it is still drivable.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 1 review