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Approaching 250k
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Chris
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Very impressed with this car. Great versatility and reliability. Very few problems


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throttle body
1 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Renee Owens
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Ok so we bought this 2005 freestyle had 18 months ran perfect. Monday we are driving down the road lose all power, pull over the car is still running but gas pedal will not work. We turned vehicle off started it back ran perfect until Saturday same thing happened. We coasted into auto zone they put it on diagnostics. Diagnostics said it was tps so later that day same thing happened pulled over turned car off it started back but now engine light won't go off. I took it to ford dealer they are saying it's throttle body. There was a recall but ford won't honor because they are saying it has never been serviced but the warranty on it ran out June 2 So now we have to pay 940 to ford place for throttle body ridiculous but only vehicle we have so it's got to be paid


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Never buying a ford again.
4 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By aparadoski
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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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.


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sucks


Worst Features

stop making cars.


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What a waste of 10 Grand
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By 4freese
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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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.


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Everything except the transmission.


Worst Features

Ford needs to reimburse buyers or replace the transmisison with something better. They know the problems exsist and will not fix them.


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Perfect Family Car, 100% Recommended
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By freestylin
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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This car has been nothing but a pleasure to own. I have the SEL FWD model with leather and sunroof. The proven 3.0L engine is extremely reliable and gets great gas mileage. My Freestyle has 175,000 kms and runs like a charm. We will definitely be buying another crossover, but since Ford didn't keep the design style of the Freestyle and went with the Flex instead, we might be forced to go with a Journey. Overall a job well done by Ford on a safe, economical, practical, and reliable family car.


Best Features

-Leather interior is very very comfortable -Reliable engine gets good fuel economy and is relatively low maintenance -Sporty look doesn't give off the look of a minivan, and is much more sporty than one -CVT transmission shifts extremely smoothly. TIP: in order to not have problems with the CVT, keep up on your transmission fluid and have it checked regularly. -Handles great in winter driving, even with FWD


Worst Features

-Ford's factory paint is HORRIBLE. Paint chips come so easily on this car and dents easily. -Possibly a more powerful engine while maintaining good fuel economy -Car lunges sometimes when put in gear, no biggie


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