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Title: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: tradert111 on January 27, 2015, 12:35:21 AM
Hi,

Was wondering whether I could transfer Sharan seats with isofix into the MK2 Galaxy?

Unless there is another way to get isofix seats? Doesn't look like Ford did any for MK2ís.

Thanks
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: Mirez on January 27, 2015, 05:53:49 PM
Hi, yes they'll fit fine. Mk1 and Mk2 seats from all three manufactures are fully interchangeable. The only thing to watch out for is the middle seat of the centre row as the seatbelt changes from a lap belt to a roof mount 3-pointer on the Mk2's. Also, note if you get a seat from a car that was a 6 seat version it will have armrests on the rears, they won't fit in the 7 seat configuration because of the space.
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: tradert111 on January 27, 2015, 11:30:50 PM
Great stuff. Thanks. I haven't actually brought the Galaxy yet. Trying to persuade other half that I'll be able to swap the seats for isofix versions.

Before I go for it, is there any reason why I shouldn't get the 2.8 V6 (apart from fuel costs and insurance).  Are they generally reliable motors, considering now it will be over 11 years old. Or better to go for boring 1.9 TDI?
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: insanitybeard on January 28, 2015, 11:17:04 AM
Or better to go for boring 1.9 TDI?

I resent your insinuation sir!  ;)
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: tradert111 on January 28, 2015, 11:33:38 AM
I resent your insinuation sir!  ;)

 ;D

Was just having a laugh. Was thinking, if I have to go large people carrier, at least the 2.8 would bring a smile to my face now and then...
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: Chrispb on January 28, 2015, 02:07:59 PM
;D

Was just having a laugh. Was thinking, if I have to go large people carrier, at least the 2.8 would bring a smile to my face now and then...
Even more  LOL
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: tradert111 on January 28, 2015, 02:30:33 PM
Even more  LOL

Why?
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: Mirez on January 28, 2015, 06:05:42 PM
The V6 is a fantastic engine (the same as used in the hot golf at the time) and is very reliable with 200K miles easily possible if maintained. The jokes above are likely to be because firstly, its a MPV so performance isn't utmost in most peoples minds and secondly its definitely a world apart when it comes to MPG. The V6 is generally said to return mid 20's where the diesels generally get mid 40's - its a bigger gulf then most models because of the galaxys weight. Horses for courses though, if you aren't doing big mileages then the offset isn't that much of a problem and I bet secretly a fair few of them would prefer a petrol ;)

I've had both the 2.8 and diesel variants and if Steph didn't use it as a commuting car then we would be back in the petrol camp :)
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: Chrispb on January 28, 2015, 07:28:35 PM
 [NO]
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: gregers on January 28, 2015, 10:28:37 PM
I RESEMBLE your insinuation sir!  ;)

there you go fixed that for you. ;D
Title: Re: Mk1 Sharan seats into a MK2 Galaxy?
Post by: steve329 on January 31, 2015, 01:32:28 PM
Iv got a mk2 2.3 petrol, get high 20's low 30's MPG and touch wood i think it's a fantastic engine