1965 Ford Galaxie User Reviews

1965 Ford Galaxie Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars4.7 out of 5 stars 4.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars4.8 out of 5 stars 4.8 / 5

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"ride" 4 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"big car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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Thunderbird1177 writes:
1965 Ford Galaxie Review
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Still drivable after 45 years

Cons

none

Thunderbird1177
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Good Car — This cars engine is tired. Over 200,000 miles on it and it starts right up. Has had only one repair, a leaking fuel line. Looks really nice inside and out. Gas mileage is good and is fun to drive. Thanks for looking.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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John writes:
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Style, Roominess, Performance, Reliability, Economy

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None of which I am aware

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1965 Is The Best Year Yet To Go Ford! — The 289 V-8 combined with C4 Cruise-O-Matic is the ultimate in spirited, economical, and reliable performance. This car like any machine needs regular maintenance, that is what makes them last. Style is a matter of taste of course but in my opinion it doesn't get much better than a 1965 Ford. And as we all know, the 1965 Ford rides quieter than a Rolls-Royce.

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Olivier writes:
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i love hold american cars

Cons

if you are a litle person you get lost inside !..

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A Bit Big For City Use — this is a boat on road this car is so big you can seat six big mens easy (3front bench seat 3 rear seat)the power steering is a dream and the big block (390ci)just want to cruise no stop.! the down side is the fuel hough!!..i am just starting a rebuild to make look like a american police car but in mat colors

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Brody writes:
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Reliability, turning head-ability, awesomeness

Cons

There are none, go get yourself one.

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Shes My Baby. — She's old, faded, and rusty, but shes still a beast and soon she'll be a beautiful piece of machinery again. Cars were built well before the 70's, and this is no exception, she's on her way to becoming a show car and will hopefully have a long life with me.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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GeriLove21 writes:
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5

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Fun to drive, it a everyday driver, it's a classic, very roomy and I feel safe in it. No matter where the car goes, it seems to gets a  lot of attention.

Cons

The only bad thing about my 65 Galaxie is the gas mileage which is 15 MPG. Now that I had just rebuit the engine to a high performance, OH BOY, i'll be getting 10 MPG now :/ Although it doesn't have the best gas mileage, It's a fun car to drive that it make you forget about the gas price.

GeriLove21
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Aweome!!! — I hated the rust that came with the car when I first purchased it as a project car. It was so bad I almost gave up on it. But, i'm glad I stuck with it because now it looks immaculate.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
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Great cruiser and tire smoker.

Cons

I got rid of it!

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Classic — Got it all original with a, late build, 352FE big block. Kept the 427 medium riser heads and swapped tham onto a 390 short block. Ended up pushing about 12:1 and cranking out about 400 hp with 500+ ft/lbs of torque.

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Jonathon writes:
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it's history, one of the best.

Cons

gas milage, but a different transmiussion with overdrive would probably bring it up around 20mpg.

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Just Look One Up, It's A Beautiful Car. — considering the car was 43 years old when i stopped driving it to do a restoration, it's still what i rate other cars i drive against as far as handling, braking, and comfort. with all wheel drum brakes it stopped surprisingly quick, topped out at 98mph... in second gear (equipped with the 3-speed Cruise-o-Matic transmission, and though it was a tank was the most comfortable ride i could wish for. i really miss cruisin in my baby. :'( had some of my best times in that beast and i more than willingly paid for the 12mpg i got on the good days... with a light foot and the wind at my back. wouldnt trade it for ANYTHING built within the last 20 years. never.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
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It is a true classic

Cons

It needs work to keep running becuase of its age.

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1965 Ford Galaxie — Performance- My only complaint is that it's brakes are not the best, but that is what you expect from a car with all drum brakes. Build Quality-This car is solid, and from being from 1965 it is fairly easy to repair, but becaues it is old it does need work. Appearance-BEAUTIFUL, classic, and full of Chrome Cost of Ownership- Pretty bad gas milage, but that is what you would expect from a car with a 390 ci V8 from 1965. Fun Factor- So much fun to drive, and to just look at.

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Tyler writes:
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5

Pros

Classic V8 sound, leg and head room, classy

Cons

Gas mileage and the fact it hasn't been started in 5 years.

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"things Ain't So Bad, Cuz I Got A Galaxie 500"-reverend Horton Heat — Note: This is not my pic, this is just what I plan on making mine look like. It is currently in my Aunt's garage, unoperational. White, Red Interior, 352 FE engine, 3 speed auto with shifter in the console. Tons of room inside... and no rear seat belts!

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1959 Ford Galaxie Reviews

My Dads Newest Ride By Linsey

It Runs soo nice. We don't even know if the retractable hard top works yet.. haven't even tried it. 352 V8 Interceptor 300 Horse Read More

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1962 Ford Galaxie Reviews

Fun Cruiser To That Seats 4-6 Comfortably. By Reverend_Bucks_Garage_oWonders

Ford put the key ignition on the left of the steering column so you may try and insert the key into the cigarette lighter if you're not thinking and you are right handed like me. The high beam foot sw... Read More

It's A Classic By Rob

I have 2 62 Galaxie's and they are great cars, as for any car this old they need some work and a little TLC but otherwise they were well worth the time and money I spent on them. Read More

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Clone Lw By bornfree

I done a complete frame off restore, built engine, tran,&3rd member my self ,with help from my son and 1 brother.it placed at Texas Autorama car show in 2003. the interior is charcoal which,goes ... Read More

One Of A Kind Restorod By Dhoo

I have not found and another galaxie on the road or for that is finished out like this car, not likeall the others on the road. People are always asking what kind of car it is. Always gets a thumbs... Read More

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My Galaxie By juliaann28

This car is a 1964 Ford Galaxie 500 Conv. Its red with a white ragtop. It has a 351W (not sure of the year). The car is a work in progress, but in no way a basket case. Hoping to replace the mot... Read More

One Fun Galaxie By chinook4u

For style, performance, and looks it's hard to beat the 1964 Ford Galaxie. It's a head turner, has that Big Block performance and sound, and some of the modern conveniences such as air conditioning an... Read More

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1966 Ford Galaxie Reviews

The Galaxie By Bo

The car is so stylish. Typical of the 60's. It sounds like a mean muscle car, but it gets alright gas milage at the same time. Not many repairs have been made to it besides initial restoration. And ... Read More

Amazing By RenegadePervert

Very fast car and is a definate eye catcher. Mine has the original 390 3 speed cruise-o-matic and despite the common misconception, it is not that hard to handle and maneuver. I take my 66 to places i... Read More

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