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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    Seats - removal and refitting
    Front seat 1 Slide the seat fully forwards, and on seats with height adjustment unhook the tension spring from the rear crosstube. Where applicable, disconnect the wiring from the seat heating pa ...

    Technical specifications
    Fuel consumption figures ...

    Hydraulic system - bleeding (anti-lock braking system)
    Note: Before starting work, refer to the warning at the beginning of Section 11 concerning the dangers of hydraulic fluid. 1 On cars equipped with the anti-lock braking system there are two bleed ...