2005 Ford Freestyle SE Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
Start with the positive - it never broke down, ever. We loved the space allotment and flexibility inside and some of the small touches (keypad entry, lots of storage even with the third row seat in use). But the materials inside were total junk. We had the cloth upholstry and even water left a nasty stain. They really could do better. Under the hood there was way too much electrical tape. Finally, the fuel economy wasn't near what was promised and over 3 years Ford never figured out how to improve it. Lots of highway noise, crappy, staticy radio.
Keypad on the door - never locked out. Dashboard pop-up compartment. Lots of cupholders. Easy to get in and out of, smooth acceleration
Better internal materials - plastics, upholstry, carpets, radio... Less road noise. Usable roof rack that doesn't require purchase of extra cross-bars. Deliver on the promised MPG!
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