2005 Ford Freestyle SE Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
Put this car on your list of cars to
test drive. Several reviews complain
about the CVT "feel" and power. Being
from the automotive industy and an
enthusiast I can tell the difference,
but the execution is much better than
other manufacurures CVT's I drove 3
My wife did not know it was a CVT
until I told her. The average driver
will not know unless they really push
the car to accelerate hard and then
they might notice the engine noise a
The interior space and layout are top
notch. The handling dynamics are
excellent for a car like this and the
break feel is especially good.
Goodby SUVs, hello MPG.
1) Great uttilization of space
2) Handling/breaking is great (haven't
gone over 8/10ths yet)
3) FWD SE model is all most people
will need. You don't get anything by
upgrading to the SEL for $1,500.
Ecxept you can order a few items not
available on the SE... woopie.. not.
4) 25k gets you a lot.
Plastic inserts look cheap. How much
does it cost to have some decent
stippling on the plastic? I think
they are still using prototype tooling.
Loose the fake carbon fiber. It is on
every Ford we looked at, as well as my
Mazda 6. It will loose its cache
quickly and it is hideous in some light
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