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As someone who previously worked for Ford's Customer Service Division - I would steer well clear of the previous shape Galaxy/Sharan/Alhambra.
They have well-documented water ingress issues (featured on Watchdog), which plays havoc with the
. Also, they are prone to air-con failures, both of which are very expensive & troublesome to fix.
Personally speaking, I'd be inclined to narrow the searching to MPVs which have folding seats - otherwise you'll need a garage to store them when removed, and you'll probably slip a disc or two when lifting them in and out.
Something else to consider would be pick-up (either single or double cab) - I don't know what you'd be carrying, but at least its not as exposed as it would be in an MPV.
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
Currently in VelSatisfied's garage:
2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater