Really don't understand why the Galaxy and its brothers from other mothers gets such a bad rep! We had to get one because of our large family and we had a great time with it. Our was a 2.3, and for the size of vehicle, it was still really good on the fuel! Most common electrical faults i suffered was 2 relay 30s and a broken wire to repair the ns rear door central locking. We did over 70k miles all around the UK which took it to 165k and would have kept it if it wasnt for me damaging it!
Because of grandaughter, i was looking for another and found lots of 1.9tdi around the £1500 mark, some of the last mk2 with low mileage. In the end though, i just bought another Focus.