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.
Comfortable, has lots of room
Try buildinga frame that isn't rotted out. Cheap looking interior