BigCarClub, the automotive forum group dedicated to owners of larger MPV and SUVs!
FORD Galaxy, Kuga, Edge, Transit, S-Max and Tourneo -- SEAT Alhambra, Ateca and Tarraco -- AUDI Q5, Q7 and Q8Volkswagen Sharan, Touran, Tiguan, Touareg, Transporter and Caravelle -- SKODA Karoq and Kodiaq -- PORSCHE Macan and Cayenne
Owners unite! A forum for general non-technical talk, banter and anything non model specific which includes a sub-forum for introductions - come say hi if you are new here!
Ford Galaxy Forum - Mk1 / Mk2 inc. VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra (1995-2006)
Owners forum for the Ford Galaxy Mk1 and Mk2 along with the joint ventured Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra. Includes common faults and problems, wiring diagrams and technical service bulletins within the knowledgebase.
Ford Galaxy Owners Forum - Mk3 Mk4 / Ford S-Max Mk1 Mk2 (2006-Present)
Owners forum for questions, advice, maintenance information and wiring diagrams for the all Ford seven seater Galaxy and the Ford S-Max People Carrier from 2006 to Present.
Mk3 Volkswagen Sharan / SEAT Alhambra Owners Forum
User forums for owners of the seven seat Mk3 Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra people carriers from 2010 to 2022. Contains mechanical and electrical questions and answers as well as maintenance advice.
Volkswagen Touran Owners Forum
This board is for the Volkswagen Touran mid-size seven seater and contains technical information, service information and user questions and answers about this popular people carrier.
Volkswagen Tiguan and SEAT Ateca Owners Forum
Owners forum for the Mk1 / Mk2 Volkswagen Tiguan and the SEAT Ateca. Covers the FWD and AWD variants, including the 1.4 TFSI and 2.0 TDI engines with either manual or DSG gearbox.
Volkswagen Touareg, Audi Q7 and Porsche Cayenne Owners Forum
Owners forum with advise and common faults on the shared platform Volkswagen Touareg, The Audi Q7 and the Porsche Cayenne. Includes coding and diagnostic with VCDS, as well as mechanical and electrical information.
Ford Transit and Transit Tourneo Owners Forum
Owners forum for the Ford Transit Tourneo, Tourneo Connect and Transit Minibus range of van derived people carriers. Covers the 2.2 TDCI and 2.4 TDCI engines in the Mk6, Mk7 and Mk8 Transits.
Volkswagen T4 T5 Caravelle and California Owners Forum
Owners forum for the VW Transporter, Caravelle and California, including camper van conversions
The Big Car Club For-Sale and Wanted Forum for all vehicles, parts and accessories. If you are selling please ensure you include a photo of the item for sale.
General Motoring Guides
Guides which aren't make or model specific, anyone can submit articles to this board but replies blocked. Message an administrator or moderator if you want to contribute.
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BigCarClub Forum Information:
BigCarClub is the new name for FordMPV.com, it's an automotive forum designed for owners and enthusiasts of large Multi Purpose Vehicles (MPV) such as the Ford Galaxy and Sports Utility Vehicles (SUV) such as the Volkswagen Touareg. We are based in the UK but cater for the European market with particular interest in Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen Audi Group (VAG) - Volkswagen, SEAT, Audi, Skoda and Porsche. Our website originally started in 1995 as mirez, a companion site to what is now talkford. It catered specifically for the Ford Mondeo and followed the work of Mirez, providing how-to, wiring diagrams and modification information. In 2007 Mirez bought a Ford Galaxy and with the popularity of seven seat people carriers taking off, FordMPV was formed which catered for all owners of the Ford Galaxy as well as the VW Sharan and SEAT Alhambra. The Ford Galaxy, SEAT Alhambra and Volkswagen Sharan all shared the same chassis platform (WGR) since they were a joint development between Ford and Volkswagen. In 2006 Ford announced the introduction of it's solo product the Ford Galaxy Mk3 and 'sporty' version, the Ford S-Max. FordMPV also served as an automotive forum for the rest of the Ford and VW MPV range such as the Ford C-Max and smaller seven seater people carriers such as the Ford S-Max and VW Touran.
As the popularity of Sports Utility Vehicles grew, people carrier popularity declined and in 2021 Volkswagen Group quietly announced the retirement of its largest MPVs, the Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra. Choosing to focus on its SUV range instead, the next few years saw a number of SUVs introduced to the VW range. With the future of the Ford Galaxy and Ford S-Max also in question, in 2022, we renamed FordMPV to BigCarClub with emphasis being put on larger models from European manufactures. These MPVs and SUVs still include the Ford Galaxy and Ford S-Max but also the Ford Transit derived vehicles like the Crew Cab Transit, Tourneo Transit and the Transit Minibus. We also now cover the Ford Kuga and Ford Edge. From the VAG group, we still cover the Volkswagen Sharan and SEAT Alhambra but we have grown to include other MPV and SUVs such as the Volkswagen Tiguan, Audi Q5, Porsche Macan and SEAT Ateca which are the mid-sized SUVs. Also, the larger SUV range which covers the Audi Q7, Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne.
The team at BigCarClub have been maintaining and modifying vehicles for years with over 100 years collective experience in this industry. The admin team have all owned MPVs and came together over the Ford Galaxy seven seater although many have owned larger SUVs such as Porsche Cayenne and Volvo XC90. From basic maintenance advice to complex engine rebuilds, electrical issues, retrofits, vehicle coding and diagnostics, BigCarClub is designed to be a user friendly experience where all owners and drivers of MPVs and SUVs can come to get unbiased advise on their vehicle. BigCarClub automotive forums are dedicated to owners of larger MPV and SUVs and this means we have special interest in off road capability, towing caravans and boats as well as payloads and vehicle weights. Most of our core members are professional engineers, technicians, designers or enthusiasts. These members have not only a collective knowledge, but access to wiring diagrams, parts catalogues, club discounts and vehicle handbooks. The MPV and SUV sector continue to be largely Petrol and Diesel although PHEV and EV vehicles will start to make more of an appearance as we progress into the second half of this decade and technology improves. The Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne Hybrid which (introduced in 2011) are examples of how manufactures are keen to push forward the technology and the latest Cayenne E-Hybrid now has a claimed MPG of over 90 compared to the 42 of the previous generations.
Come and have a look around our automotive forums, you'll find a specific board for most Ford and Volkswagen models but feel free to post about other makes or models. Each forum contains a sub forum which is where we store our technical documents, knowledgebase and how to articles. Finally, of course there is a search function which we hope you will use but questions are always welcomed within our friendly community!
There is no warranty / guarantee of any kind given as to the information contained within BigCarClub automotive forums. Should you do any modifications or repair to your vehicle acting on information contained on this site, you do so entirely at your own risk, both in vehicle and personal relation. All information contained within the MPV and SUV forums is believed to be in the public domain however if you own, and can prove, copyright ownership then the owners will gladly remove any item. Some how-to's were originally written by other people, where this is the case, credit has been given however the pictures shown remain the copyright of the original writer. Ford, FMC, Galaxy, KUGA, S-Max, Transit and Tourneo are trademarks of Ford Motor Company. This site is not affiliated in any way with Ford Motor Company. Volkswagen, VW, Sharan, Touran, Tiguan, Touareg and Transporter are trademarks of Volkswagen Group This site is not affiliated in any way with Volkswagen AG. SEAT Alhambra and Ateca are trademarks of SEAT. This site is not affiliated in any way with SEAT SA. Porsche, Cayenne, Macan and Taycan are trademarks of Porsche. This site is not affiliated in any way with Porsche SA.
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