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2005 Ford Galaxy Ghia 1.9 TDI 115 HP from Belgium

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDI 115 HP Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance38400 kilometres
Previous carChrysler Voyager

Faults:

I never had big problems, but there were problems like one of the headlights didn't work anymore, and the alarm shut down by itself.

General Comments:

One of the best cars for a family, business, or even just married.

In the city it uses 6-8 litres/100 km, on the autobahn it takes 4-5 ltr/ 100 km when riding at 140 km / hour!!

Absolutely good german car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2007

2005 Ford Galaxy Ghia 1.9 TDi from UK and Ireland

Model year2005
Year of manufacture2005
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 1.9 TDi Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired5000 miles
Most recent distance7000 miles
Previous carFord Focus

Summary:

Beast of a motor, drives like a car

Faults:

I have a 2005 Ford Galaxy 1.9 TDi Ghia with twin air conditioning (separate air con unit in the left hand rear of the car).

I am suffering with a horrible smell generated from the vents at the base of this unit in the back, which is worse when heat is selected from it, and tends to be musty and sickly, bordering on hot plastic smell.

I have run 2 or 3 aircon de-odouriser treatments through this, but to no avail. I am aware of the bacteria that builds up, but this is different. It is spoiling the car and embarrassing when I have friends on board.

My last Galaxy was a 2003 LX version with manual single aircon - no problems there, but this latest system is electronically operated on the dash with overhead ducting in the roof lining too. Great for cooling the interior rapidly, but please, can someone out there tell me what is the likely cause of this, it is clearly something to do with the additional aircon system in the boot, but what?

General Comments:

Very roomy, perfect for passengers.

Poor boot space unless you lose a seat or two (big muscles required to do this).

1.9 TDi, 130 bhp engine is very economical, but very responsive.

Inherited irritating "knock" noise from the drivers seat recently which "talks" to me when I pull away.

Parking sensors front and rear are a great idea, especially as it's a big car and needs to be slotted tightly into certain parking spaces.

Handles overall very well, considering the bulk of it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 9th July, 2006

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 5 reviews