would any one rcomend a ford galaxy

(16 Posts)
llightfoot Sat 04-May-13 19:44:18

hi i have 3 sons a one year old and 3 month old twins was thinking of getting this car there is my husband too we dont have a big budget what are the pros and cons any input would help ta

Aspiemum2 Sat 04-May-13 19:51:45

I have a galaxy, space wise it gives us what we need. We have plenty of room for 4 dc's, including one yr old twins with bulky car seats. We have a graco duo sport which fits behind the seats so although not a huge boot it does what we need
Downside of ours is petrol engine, I blame the fact I was 38 weeks gone with the twins when I bought it! Running cost are high with regards fuel & road tax.
A diesel would have been better
That said my insurance is pretty cheap

I preferred the Touran but the galaxy is bigger and back seats are better IMO.

Aspiemum2 Sat 04-May-13 19:53:17

Should add it drives nice, really east car to manoeuvre. Definitely doesn't feel that big when parking etc

NAR4 Sat 04-May-13 19:54:01

I think it is the Volkswagon Sharan that is the same as a Galaxy, only cheaper.

poorbuthappy Sat 04-May-13 19:57:12

Yes I would recommend.
We have 1 8 year old and 4 year twins and a dog.

The Sharan is 2 boxy for me.

NAR4 Sat 04-May-13 19:58:04

When we had 3dcs in car seats we had a Citroen Picasso xsara. It was cheap to buy and run and also had a large boot which fitted our pram in it.

lljkk Sat 04-May-13 19:59:22

My mechanic has a Sharan & says he should have bought a Galaxy instead.

mikkii Sat 04-May-13 20:01:26

I have a grand Picasso, enough room for 3 car seats and a big boot or two extra seats. My DCs are 8, 6 and 2 so we have 2 seats and a booster, but that is on one side not in the middle. Mine is diesel and does about 350 miles on about £60, but that includes traffic on the school run.

mikkii Sat 04-May-13 20:03:06

Sorry, that's not clear, the 2 yo is in the middle in britax seat, britax booster seat one side of her and booster cushion on the other side.

My neighbour has one and it has been broken into four times. Apparently they are easy to break into! No idea if this issue has been sorted in newer models however.

llightfoot Sat 04-May-13 20:08:53

thanks for the advice am so clueless with this dont no were to start with cars i like the look of the galaxy

SorrelForbes Sat 04-May-13 20:11:46

We've got a very old (R reg) Galaxy which has done over 200,000 miles including numerous trips to Germany and France. It's a good workhorse, easy to drive and very comfortable.

Spidermama Sat 04-May-13 20:13:27

I love our Seat Alhambra. Best car we've ever had.

llightfoot Sat 04-May-13 20:44:43

i read a reveiw that says the galaxy pulls to the left is this true

IncogKNEEto Sat 04-May-13 21:18:06

I would, easy to drive and park, lots of room, economical to run (I have a diesel 1.9) very versatile - all the rear seats can be removed if a huge boot is needed. Mine is a 2001 and has a VW engine despite having a Ford badge! I love it grin

Aethelfleda Sun 05-May-13 15:55:36

We have one of the newer Galaxies (2006+) and it's great. If you can stretch to one with parking sensors it makes it waay easier to get into smaller spaces . We luffs ours (especially the flexibillity of the foldflat seats and the large boot when you're not using all seven seats). Oh and yes, get a diesel! (no left pulling issues with ours BTW)

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