Review: Ford Galaxy (1995 – 2006)

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True seven-seater that offers an enjoyable, car-like drive.

Numerous quality-related problems. Tricky to park. Long model life means many getting very old.

Ford Galaxy (1995 – 2006): At A Glance

Revolutionised MPVs. The first that was genuinely decent to drive.

What does a Ford Galaxy (1995 – 2006) cost?

List Price from £29,945
Buy new from £22,874
Contract hire from £322.55 per month

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I have a 1997 Ford Galaxy - should we keep or scrap it?

I have a 1997 Ford Galaxy Ultima sat on my drive. It has not been driven in years and I think it has about 60,000 miles on the clock. We've owned it for a long time, but only used it a few times due to the fact it's expensive to run. It used to start with the first turn of the key, but last summer it wouldn't start. Although it's a lovely car, my husband wants to scrap it because he has put diagnostics on it but nothing showed up. We've been told by a few people, and did a bit of checking ourselves, that only a few of these were made and that they were top of the range at that time. I know that there are only 13 left, including mine. Is it worth keeping hold of? I would rather see it go to someone who likes that sort of car and has time to maintain it. What do you think?
The latest DVLA data shows that there are 19 of these cars left in the UK, 13 of which are taxed. So yes, there aren't many of that particular trim model left - but there are huge amounts of Ford Galaxy still on the roads. It's going to take a long time before people start to look at those as a modern classic. If you'd like it to go to a good home, why not contact Ford Galaxy Owners' Club (http://www.fordgalaxy.org.uk/ford/) and see if they can help? I suspect the big threat to this particular model's existence is its desirable engine and gearbox, which will be a prime candidate for swapping into another vehicle.
Answered by Keith Moody
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