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Don't walk away from this car...RUN!
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By HateMyFord
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Replaced brakes prematurely twice, tires before the first year of ownership was up, driver seat heater is broken, stereo goes out, car is now at dealership saying the CVT will need to be replaced. Buyers beware w/this car! Not worth it. Car is worth less than we currently owe. We are up-side-down with this car and it is no longer driveable. Ford has known about this problem but hasn't recalled or acknowledge it. It is not only a pain financially, it is also a safety issue for drivers and their families.


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I actually now hate this car.


Worst Features

stop making cars unless you back up your product. Don't act as though there is nothing wrong with your CVT transmissions in your '05's.


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Great, Safe Family car
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By Freebie05
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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No problems after 40K miles. Two repairs in the three years we have owned it: oil pump gear for the AWD mechanism, electronic sensor for the transmission went out. This is one of the safest vehicles on the road. I would only say the CVT is a little noisy around town. Acceleration is OK. It is a versatile family car that seats 7 passengers comfortably.


Best Features

I like the seat height. It is not has high as a truck, not as low as a car.


Worst Features

quieter transmission.


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Excellent car!
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By Ericonline
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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We bought this vehical because we did not want the "stigma" that a mini-van had - mini-van's scream KID-MOBILE - but we wanted the 3rd row seating. It has turned out to have alot of great features I wasn't even looking for. For instance it gets great gas millage, is extreemly comportable to ride in and has great leg room. I've had passangers comment that the second row of seats is more comfortable and roomy that their Chevy Suburban! Very 'sure-footed' on the highway in varried road conditions and VERY nice AWD for those snow difts.


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Gas milage Handling Room


Worst Features

None


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freestlye
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By j dolby
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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bought new have had nothing but trouble with and the dealer did nothing for us brakes went bad at just over 10000 miles dealer said nothing they can do. did the job my self after going on the internet to find rotors that were 35.00 cheaper then the dealers and have lasted for along time.funny part about this when i talked with the dealer he told me i didn't know what i was talking about.but yet i work for the plant that builds the axle and knew first hand what was wrong.


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Sensible 7-Passenger Solution
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By Guillermo
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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My wife and I kept an eye out for a Freestyle for quite some time and finally found a great deal. The engine is well laid out (designed by Porsche and acquired by Ford-Cosworth). The AWD is taken from Volvos. The continuously-variable transmission (CVT) works remarkably well. Safety features are many, including ABS, traction control, and frontal and side- curtain airbags. The flat-folding seats, including the front passenger's, are extremely convenient. So far it's been reliable. Mileage has varied from 13-17 in the city to 24-26 on the highway while carrying five passengers. We can't wait for the summer!


Best Features

Safety features, low profile, sporty looks, uncluttered interior, CVT, leather seats, DVD player, good MPG for a 7-passenger vehicle


Worst Features

Poor/cheap textiles used on floor carpets and behind seats (leather is great), AC controls (a tad confusing), somewhat outdated dash design, boxy (i.e., truck-like) interior door design, antiquated 90-degree antenna


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