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2006 Ford Freestyle

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Never again, Ford
2 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By cbutschek
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

While I have to admit that this car has made it over 200K miles, it hasn't been without a lot of work, stress, and burning money. I received this as a gift from my uncle mid-2010 and the car already had over 150K miles on the clock. Within the first 18 months, the engine block cracked and had to be replaced. Shortly after that the starter died and had to be replaced. Fast forward 6 months and the power steering line springs a leak because the Ford service techs bent the elbow joint. Fixed that and then the ignition switch starts to glitch. I just replaced a wheel hub, compressor, and the drive belt a couple days ago. So far, the only part that hasn't failed or started failing is the CVT.


Best Features

I like the fold away third row seating. I don't need it for day-to-day activity, but there are occasions when it comes in handy.


Worst Features

Fix the mechanics. A single belt is a poor design choice when you place the belt tensioner too far forward for by-passing a seized compressor.


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Where's the recall
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By mad_mamma
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Nothing but trouble as soon as the warrantee expired...remove and replace, transmission, cooling system, issue after issue. I had no idea I purchased a disposable car! Un...%#%%%...believable.


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Over-all Excellent Vehicle
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By ownedmanycars
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

Purchased it used with 80,000kms {50,000miles} on it.
Drove it for about 2 years then was written off when someone smashed into it.
It was hit when it had 155,000kms {97,500miles}.
No major issues.
Maintained regularly.
Drove it across Canada & the US without any issues.
Awesome fuel mileage too for a vehicle of it's size.
Wish we would have bought another to be honest.
Only issue we had was the fault of the garage; we had the fuel filter replaced and they didn't put one clip back on which cases the gas line to pop off at the filter.
The garage covered the tow, put another new filter and get new clips and installed them; no issues otherwise.


Best Features

Comfort and versitility


Worst Features

Bland to look at. not exactly a bad thing though. CVT made it feel slow but it wasn't; had enough power.


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Watch out
3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By mae52
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2006 Ford Freestyle SE 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Bought used 6 months ago a 2006 Ford Freestyle SE AWD with CVT. Power steering pump went I had it replaced. Two weeks later rack and pinion steering making noise, took it in to have it looked at and he said the following, the front sub frame on your car is completely rotted out and is unsafe to drive.
The sub frame was replaced at a cost of $1000.00 plus labor (used sub frame). The rest of the frame is strong. The sub frame must have been rotted for years. This is a six year old car!

All I can say congrats to the drunk or stoned UAW workers who put this car together. You must be happy, you must have had a good laugh.
By the way, the front brakes needed replacing and a caliper was seized.


Best Features

Comfortable, has lots of room


Worst Features

Try buildinga frame that isn't rotted out. Cheap looking interior


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BAD EVERYTHING
14 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By niecyx5
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2006 Ford Freestyle SE 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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This is the worst vehicle FORD has ever made and BUYER BEWARE!! DO NOT buy the Freestyle. First, the brakes have to be replaced every 6 months, the throttle has been replaced 2X and I'm still having problems, not to mention the transmission.
I will buy a Nissan, Toyota, Honda, or anything besides an American made car ever again.


Worst Features

RECALL all vehicles.


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