2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)
Bought the car used from the person who drove it off the lot new. It had been maintained exceptionally well. Started lunging in reverse about 5 months after we got it. A few weeks later I got in the car and it was making a horrid sound, felt like I was trying to drive in first and it was dragging. First part needed isn't available anymore. Mechanic - rightfully so - doesn't want to buy a used or reconditioned transmission as it seems to be such a chronic issue with these cars - so Ford and their service department will be getting $6000 to replace the bloody thing. That's more than half what we owe on the car. I'm absolutely sick about it. I have never had such a money pit.
We loved that it would accommodate our large family without being such a gas guzzler. It has done none of us any good sitting at the Ford garage for the last 2 weeks, torn down, while they graciously try to find a way to save us a little money.
Well they don't make them anymore, so they beat me to the punchline there.
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