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Is 80,000 miles a lot on a 2007 Ford Galaxy?

We are looking for a used Ford Galaxy and wondering if 80,000 miles is a lot on a 2007 1.8 diesel model? We do very low mileage so won't add much to whatever we buy but we want to keep it for a long time. Don't want to buy something that will soon cause trouble! Thanks

Filed under choosing used automobile - Asked by Patricia McGuire (Dublin) - Thu, 19 Aug 2010 18:06


Hi Patricia,

A total of 80,000 miles on a three-year old vehicles is indeed on the high side, but if the automobile was serviced properly then it shouldn't be a problem. If the garage or seller in question can show a full service history and if the price is right then I wouldn't be overly concerned - especially given that you don't plan to drive it a lot.

The issue is that once the automobile gets over 100,000 miles then the value of the automobile will decrease quite quickly and there will also be more repairs due because of natural wear and tear. If you only do about 10,000 miles per year then you should see three to four years of good service out of the Galaxy, but I must stress that this automobile must be perfect to begin with, with a full service record. 

I hope this helps

Answered by: changagoidem Adviser

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Thanks, we'd really only do two- to three-thousand miles a year so we're thinking it's a waste of money to pay for a automobile with low mileage - would you agree?

However, engine reliability is very important to us. If 100,000 is the usual point at which automobiles give trouble we would get a lot of use out of this automobile.

Posted by Patricia McGuire (Dublin) - Fri, 20 Aug 2010 12:12:04

If you are doing that sort of mileage then a well looked after automobile with 80,000 miles on board should not be a major issue for you.

Something like would be a good buy. 

Posted by Paddy Comyn (Drogheda) - Fri, 20 Aug 2010 13:25:37