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Great family vehicle
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By newfrstylawd06
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Just got the Limited AWD with NAV, adjust pedal, safety option, reverse sensing, DVD, 2nd row buckets. Chose this over minivans and SUV's after months of research. LOVE IT! A lot of bang for the buck over Honda or Toyota vans if you can give up sliding doors and both rows folding flat. For a family of 4 this is more than enough room and a great look. Also, no one knows what it is. All of my MOM friends are amazed by its comfort and room. It's like a super wagon more than a van. It handles like a car more than a truck which I like. The driver's seat is so supportive & accommodating to a short driver ( better than previous cars). My 6'1" husband also has plenty of room. Great alternative to minivan.


Favorite Features

Driver seat comfort, adjustability, large SUV-like wheels, cargo room with fold flat 3rd row, DVD and NAV, roomy 3rd row, AWD.


Suggested Improvements

Better power to make the men feel better driving it, more ease getting into 3rd row.


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Why I like my Freestyle
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By BILL WAECHTER
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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First and most importantly, I have had no complaints from my wife about this vehicle. It is great to have a seven passenger vehicle with plenty of cargo room and seating versatility that will get close to 30 mpg on the highway with out being some Japanese car.


Favorite Features

Cargo carrying, I was able to put a 7 foot door inside with the lift gate closed.


Suggested Improvements

Higher trim levels should have chrome exhaust tips standard.


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By Ronald Franz
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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The vehicle has exceptional handling and acceleration. The continuous variable transmission (CVT) gives excellent acceleration especially on hills in ski country. The handing with AWD has also been excellent in driving in snow covered roads. The look of the vehicle is comparable to much more expensive competitors. The storage space and flexibility of the interior is outstanding.


Favorite Features

Handling and acceleration are excellent. Storage space and ability of reconfiguring the interior to haul various cargo.


Suggested Improvements

Flexibility of ordering different exterior color packages with trim and interior color combination.


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2006 Freestyle ... skip the minivan
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By RealHawker
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Limited Black leather interior is great looking. Layout and NAV system are nice features. I wouldn't get this car in anything but the Limited style. Get the captains chairs in the 2nd row if you have 2 or more car seats. You can scoot between the rows, if you take out the console, or you can climb over it easier than taking out the car seats to get in the back.


Favorite Features

3 rows of REAL seating (and grocery storage space!), DVD system, NAV system, CVT, coloring/fit/finish. Exterior numeric entry panel, controls on steering wheel, nice set of wheels, handling is great for what is pretty much a minivan. Exterior in limited style really looks great.


Suggested Improvements

Brakes that make less brake dust, a little better gas mileage, a little softer ride, a hair more power for merging on highways ... not a big problem though, I'm not racing anyone in this car.


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Too small
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By Claudius
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Like all SUVs and derivatives, built for small people. Center console (much too wide) seriously interferes with driver's legroom and knee. Maybe not a problem if you are 5"2', but it makes the car plain uncomfortable on longer drives for tall people. Seat comfort is mediocre, acceleration is poor (especially with 4 people in the car and/or any weight in the back). Needs more powerful engine and less clutter (get rid of the center console for a start).


Favorite Features

Nice features and equipment.


Suggested Improvements

More room, more powerful engine, more value for money.


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Great Ride
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By ptrgreat
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Hey, I'm a Southern California Driver and traffic bites, but this ride gets me through it. Rolling down the windows works great when you roll them all down, saves on gas also. Getting like 25 MPG mixed street/freeway, manual calculations, the computer is way wacky with that. I have no problem with hills fully loaded. I found that you have to shift into "L" and she runs with it. The blue looks good at night too.


Favorite Features

Steering wheel controls rock, CVT is silky smooth, dual zone A/C kicks especially in the heat of the nights around here. Oh! and the Blue, it is just cool. :)


Suggested Improvements

More speakers, non-reflective/glare-less appliqué for dash. :(


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First Ford
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By Ray Gasiorowski
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2006 Ford Freestyle SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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What a nice vehicle to choose for your first Ford. The Freestyle is a good handling vehicle, sturdy, quiet and has good performance. We found that the visibility while driving is excellent and the amount of head room is good especially when sitting in the rear area. The front driver & passenger area is a comfortable layout and controls are within reach. All seating in this vehicle are well designed and give max comfort while driving.


Favorite Features

We purchased the six passenger version with two bucket seating in the middle area. Gives the vehicle the appearance of even more room. The whole vehicle, exterior & interior, is just an attractive vehicle to own.


Suggested Improvements

There really is not much to improve on what Ford have come up with in this vehicle.


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Nice seating room
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By Sharon O'Connell
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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My husband and I bought this vehicle because of the ease of handling and the amount of seating capacity. We love that it's so easy to enter and exit the vehicle. We don't have to stoop to get in or out. The visibility is another plus, but there's only one thing I would change, and that's the reflection of the dash on the windshield. My husband takes a crew with him to broadcast football games for his local radio station, and there's plenty of room for all 6 (big) men in the Ford Freestyle. Even with a big load like that, it handles easily and doesn't feel "bogged down" on the freeway. Our criteria in any purchase is, "Would we buy this again?", and that's an unqualified, yes, definitely.


Favorite Features

The seating capacity, the handling, the visibility, and the low profile. It's so easy to get in and out of the vehicle even from the rear seats.


Suggested Improvements

The reflection of the dash on the inside of the front window. It can be quite glaring.


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Excellent
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By Gilliann
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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This is my first car, and I love it, it handles beautifully, very smooth.


Favorite Features

Power adjustable seats and pedals, smooth handling, heated mirrors.


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Perfect
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By Yesenia
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

I enjoy this vehicle, however, I dare not to drive it with the rear windows down alone. You might find your ears hurt A LOT!


Favorite Features

Folding seats, 6 cd changer, reverse backing system, mp3 player, the 6 vents, and all the cigarette outlets!


Suggested Improvements

Fix it so the having the back windows open won't hurt your ears, or just the front ones. My ears hurt and the kids, have decided just to use the AC. More room for the third row foot seating.


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