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Very disappointed
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By carleysdad
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2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon Limited 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Up until five years ago I had not purchased an American car in more than 15 years. For me, the quality of Honda's automobiles cannot be matched. Having said that, 5 years ago I decided to give Ford a shot due to all of the press stating that "Ford was back" and the quality of their vehicles had improved. Not! I have had nothing but problems with my Freestyle since buying it new in 2006. Crappy brakes, CVT transmission problems, throttle body problems, etc. My first bad experience happended while on vacation more than 1,000 miles from home when it broke down while we were on the expressway. And in my experiences, the Ford dealers service centers are the worst in the industry.


Best Features

Nice interior design. V-6 engine provides plenty of power.


Worst Features

Too many to list! Do NOT purchase a Ford Freestyle.


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Throttle problem?
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By audreyh
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2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Review

We bought our 2006 Freestyle SEL AWD new and have enjoyed driving the car. It gives a smooth, quiet ride. As another owner says, it turns from a passenger hauler to a cargo hauler in minutes. I do wish it got better gas mileage, but it is AWD.


Best Features

I like the convenience of the controls on the steering wheel. I can adjust the seats easily, control the interior temperature and easily check on my gas mileage, direction, exterior temp, etc. We mainly use it close to home, but have taken long trips and it's been very comfortable with lots of cargo room. Everything has worked well for us with just the usual maintenance of brakes, tires, light bulbs. No serious issues.


Worst Features

I think we're starting to have an issue that we thought might be the transmission, but after reading other reviews, I am wondering if it's the throttle. It's sporadic, but sometimes the throttle goes so low that it seems like it's going to stall. I'm going to look at the throttle as I found on another blog before thinking about replacing a throttle body: http://www.edmunds.com/ford/freestyle/2006/consumer-reviews.html


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Transmission
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Daddio3
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2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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This WAS a great family car. Everyone loved taking trips in it either down the road or across the state. The interior isn't the most fashionable, but it's comfortable and easy to clean. That was until the "bulletproof" CVT went out. No problems at all up until this point, but now one MAJOR problem offsets everything else that didn't go wrong. What's worse, everyone I've spoken to who either owns or fixes these has had the SAME PROBLEM! Shouldn't America's only real car company step up and do the right thing?!? Where's the recall?


Best Features

Extremely versatile without feeling like a minivan. My middle school kids actually think it's cool!


Worst Features

Have the warranty mean something, especially when you KNOW something is wrong!


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Bad Trans! Beware
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Beware Bad Trans!!
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2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I bought this car thinking I would pay it off and be able to keep it a few after that! WRONG! I was just told at 62,000 miles the transmission is bad and will cost $3,000.00. Dealer and customer care are willing to do nothing but waste my time. I still have a year of payments and am just hoping no more repairs. I am extremely disappointed with Ford and will never buy from them again!


Worst Features

Take responsibility for faulty parts built into this car! Shame on Ford!


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Don't buy!
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Don't Buy!
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2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I have owned this car for 4 years and had planned to pay it off and keep it. I just found out the transmission is bad and needs to be replaced for $4500.00. Ford is taking no responsibility and is unwilling to admit that it has a problem with transmissions. I plan on ditching this car as soon as I can. I hear there are more repairs down the road. Do not buy until ford fixes its transmission problems once and for all!


Worst Features

Put out a recall on these transmissions!


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