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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!


Favorite Features

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


Suggested Improvements

Poor/cheap textiles used on floor carpets and behind seats (leather is great), AC controls (a tad confusing), somewhat outdated dash design, boxy (i.e., truck-like) interior door design, antiquated 90-degree antenna


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Love the flexibility
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By Happy pappy
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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We bought in Dec 2007. It had only 17000 miles and we have put about 13000 miles on it since then. Have had no problems, other than tire wear. We really like the flexibility and usefulness of the vehicle. Most people don't know what it is, especially if we say Freestyle. But anyone who has ridden with us compliments it. MPG little less than what it states, 18/22. We could do without AWD if it gets us better mpg. Inside materials feel cheap, but haven't broken. Love the "command seating" and heated seats. Great for families because of flexibility to haul people and gear. DVD player wonderful for toddler, but blocks rear view. Will keep for long time, but like the looks of the Flex.


Favorite Features

Flexibility of third and second row seats. Command seating. Decent mpg. Dual temp and heated seats. Wish ford had sold more, as I think people would like setup. Great ride and handling. Maybe Flex will do better!


Suggested Improvements

Better quality materials inside. Better mpg with AWD, or AWD that will shut off. DVD screen in back of seats or out of the way for rear view. Better tire wear. Adjustable second row bench seat. Don't know what to call it, other than station wagon on steroids!


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2005 Freestyle DOA
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By brian
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SE Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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We purchased a 2005 Freestyle new. It is presently broken down at a gas station in CO. My wife barely made it off the road. With less than 50000 miles on it we have had the rear brakes replaced, a throttle body replaced, numerous problems with the rear passenger door seal, gas cap sensor problems. Good luck to anyone who purchases a Ford Freestyle.


Favorite Features

The tree that hopefully will fall on my car.


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Better Than I Expected
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By Karl
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SE Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Have owned this car from day one and has proved to be a very functional, practical vehicle. It also has a nice smooth ride and most surprisngly very reliable. Other than normal oil & filter changes, the only thing I've had to replace was the rear brake pads at 25k miles which Ford covered anyway. Just replaced the original Continental ContiTact tires with General Altimax tires which seem to fit well with this car. So overall, no complaints and hope to keep for another 5 years.


Favorite Features

Space, ride, fuel economy, outside temperature display.


Suggested Improvements

Steering wheel - too thin and cover flimsy


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