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Ford ruined their reputation on this one!
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By tommy
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I had car Certified, 3 mos. b/b warranty, 100,000 engine, tranny warranty. Bought every available warranty. Relative is mechanic at our local dealership. At 51,000 miles throttle body malfunctioned cost $800.00 to replace. Not under warranty. In April 2009 during routine maintenance oil leak in AC Compressor was detected, must be replaced for a cost of 1,200. Ford keeps the throttle body in stock, 2 week backlog on air compressor, should tell you something. Says tranny is a problem for this car too. Disabled, cannot afford these costly repairs. Where is the accountability Ford? Don't buy this car unless you can afford the repairs! If you get a good one count your blessings!


Best Features

Bought vehicle for 3rd row seats for grandchildren. Leather seats.


Worst Features

Ford needs to recall vehicle for throttle body replacement before someone gets hurt or worse, killed. Very dangerous, car lunges and dies without notice.


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Bad transmission
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By Mike Bridges
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon AWD (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Don't buy ford freestyle. The transmission will go out. Our transmission went out and it is going to cost 3,000 to 5,000 dollars to fix.


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Ford needs to have a recall on this vehicle.


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No problems
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By bill
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Have had the vehicle almost 5 years. During that time it has been trouble free, other than brake and battery replacement. Based on my driving experience I would buy another Ford product.


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Memory seats


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Throttle Body Issues at 41,000 miles
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By lrm
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2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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ALERT ALERT-Do not buy a Ford Freestyle! FORD; you need to recall this car to replace the throttle body in all models at FORD's expense. A $900 repair on a car this young and with such low milage is an engineering problem, not a normal repair. To make matters worse, I brought the car in while still under warranty with the same problem. Service charged me $148.00 to run the diagnostic test on the computer and said it needed a tweak. I now know why. FORD didn't want to pay for a new throttle body. After completing my research on this problem, I found dozens of others with same the problem. Shame on you FORD. Fixed Or Repaired Daily.


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Six seats, origional price to value and has a nice overall look.


Worst Features

Engineering poor


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Worse Car I have Ever Driven
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By sharris2
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2006 Ford Freestyle Limited 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Ford Freestyle was bought for safety as I do a lot of Highway driving. Since last October car was in for problems 6 times, electrical system failed, rear brakes completely shot, last week fuel pressure hose went, car was a death trap, gas spewing out of the bottom. Roadside assistance which we paid extra for wouldn't take it with fuel leak. Dealership was terrible with what they wanted to give us back on this car. I would never again in my life buy a Ford car of any description


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Roomy


Worst Features

Nothing that a whole remake wouldn't fix


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