by sethjg on Mar 31, 2014 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
i have a 05 Limited Freestyle has 79,000 miles, bought it from my aunt and its been a great car since just dont drive it hard simple as that its a heavy car if you put the peddle to the floor constintly expect problems.. and keep it maintained the car will last for a long time and check for recalls before fixing anything.
by aparadoski on Aug 12, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
We bought our freestyle off kijiji. At first it was a good vehicle but was a little suckish on gas. We liked it for room for dogs or for passengers or for easy convienvence. After about two years of ownership, we started hearing a rumbling sound when in P or N. We took the car in and they told us that it was the transmission. We will now be trying to get rid of this piece of shit for something better like a mazda cx-7 before our lemonmobile breaks down. ps never buy another FORD.
by 4freese on Dec 6, 2012 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
We bought out Freestyle used and was assured that it was a great automobile with no known issues.
After a year of owning it the car died and it has to have the CVT transmission fixed.
I replaced the mechatronic unit and it still is not fixed.
Dealer said that the best thing to do is light a match and drop it on the floorboard.
A new trans is $6000 and a throttle body is $500.
Mechatronic unit was $800.
What a money pit.
If it had a better transmission it would be a great car but it cannot move without this working.
The Freestyle is an all-new crossover wagon from Ford. Built on a Volvo platform, it incorporates the Swedish brand's safety and all-wheel-drive technology, while offering six- to seven-passenger seating capacity.