Driving

Whichever version of the Galaxy you choose, you'll find confidence-inspiring handling and a composed and well-controlled approach to corners. Compared to softer competitors, this nimble, dynamic attitude reinforces the Ford's car-like feel. Yet while noise levels are all but a match for the class best, the Ford's firmer ride does make it less relaxing. Petrol and diesel engines should all be familiar, and it's the TDCi oil-burners that offer the easier-going performance. Even the smaller 1.8-litre is responsive at lower revs and smooth higher up, while the superb gearbox means frequent shifts are a pleasure, not a pain. The higher-powered 2.0-litre is a better choice if you intend to carry heavy loads, though.

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    Fuel quality - Petrol
    Note: We recommend that you use only high quality fuel without additives or other engine treatments. CAUTION: Do not use leaded petrol or petrol with additives containing other metallic compound ...

    Brakes
    Occasional brake noise is normal. If a metal-to-metal, continuous grinding or continuous squeal sound is present, the brake linings may be worn-out and should be inspected by an authorized dealer. I ...

    Folding roof (Cabriolet models) - removal and refitting
    Removal 1 Remove the rear side, wheel arch and roof stowage compartment trim panels. 2 Disconnect the heated rear window wiring and pull it from the weatherstrip. 3 Release the roof front locking ...