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An Unproclaimed Gem
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By Jack Hammond
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Never saw an ad, but we did see the Freestyle on the highway. Went to a dealer to see close-up and walked out owning a new Freestyle. We are very pleased with this SUV and cannot understand the lack of promotion from Ford, it seems to be almost invisible. However, we think almost with out exception, this SUV is one of the best buys on the mid-size market. Our other SUV is a 2000 Yukon XL and this Freestyle replaced an 1998 Jeep. You would do well to spend some time with this vehicle before you buy.


Best Features

Mileage, transmission.


Worst Features

Offer more options with cloth seats.


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Excellent Freestyle
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By Kris Loewen
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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My wife and I recently purchased a Freestyle. We love the car. The door openings are large and comfortable, easy to see out; smooth and very quiet ride; nice acceleration, and no annoying jerk at the shift points. We love the car, and are satisfied with the mileage. The fold away seats are wonderful; we can pack tons of stuff in the back of this car.


Best Features

The CVT; the command seating - great visuals outside; all wheel drive.


Worst Features

Armrests on the center captains chairs would be nice; ours does not have heated seats or a sunroof ... would be nice. I would appreciate the rear hatch to offer the option of opening the window only, or the whole hatch. Add some more towing capacity.


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Extremely happy with the Freestyle
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By Mary
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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My husband had to trade in his F150 when we had our son -- we were planning on buying an Explorer but fell in love with the Freestyle. It is great for families and extremely roomy (would definitely recommend the bucket seats for the second row instead of bench seating for easier access to the third row). It is a great car/SUV mix. You sit higher than a car but a tad lower than an SUV. Very easy handling and is a smooth drive because of the transmission. We have been extremely happy with the Freestyle!


Best Features

Where to start -- plentiful cup holders, easy folding third row bench (also second row bucket seats are very easy to change up) -- simple and easy to use controls, very roomy! Love the dual climate controls and back climate controls to keep the kid warm/cool in the winter/summer.


Worst Features

Privacy window not just for the back third row -- would be nice if it included the second row too like an SUV. A bit sluggish of a V6 when you really step on the gas but it isn't too bad, definitely not a V8 -- a bigger V6 engine would be nice.


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A nice surprise
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By Lisa
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SE AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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We were down to the wire for a new small SUV. We test drove the Freestyle first. We test drove other SUVs after (CRV, Element, Mazda Tribute, etc.), but they paled in comparison. We did nothing but talk about the Freestyle for a month before we bought it. It is a lot of fun to drive. So far, it does great in the snow. I am surprised not to see more of this vehicle on the road. Ford needs to get the word out how great this SUV is!


Best Features

1) The steering reaction is impeccable: you could literally steer around a dime. 2) Awesome sound system. 3) Lots of room, especially for tall people in the back. 4) Cargo space with seats folded down fits my hubby's entire drum set.


Worst Features

1) Don't like the placement of heat control, it's too low. 2) Would like a locking gas cover. 3) Wish there was a button on the keypad and lever in the SUV to automatically open the back lift.


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We Really Like Our Freestyle
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By Arman Balk
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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My wife and I are seniors and have had three Ford wagons. We find the Freestyle to be a pleasure to operate. It is easy to get in and out of, gives excellent visibility, handles very well, and rides smoothly. The CVT is very smooth. The engine gives us plenty of power and good gas mileage - driving 65 MPH we get 26 to 31, depending on conditions. We like the 6 passenger seating and all the cargo room provided by fold down seats. We think the styling is excellent and have had many complements on this.


Best Features

Our favorite features are (1) the height of the vehicle - easy to get in and out of and good visibility on the road, (2) the easy and smooth handling.


Worst Features

We don't have any suggested improvements. The vehicle is fine as is - very well designed.


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