After 4 years, I am still very satisfied with my Freestyle. No major repairs needed except brakes which were very reasonable. Roomy for my family of 6 and great for road trips. I'm not bothered by the "low power" issues, and it is actually better than most at uphill accelleration.
My only gripes are the road noise and that fact that the rear lift gate doesn't close automatically.
Safety first! The safety ratings made this vehicle my choice.
I also love the interior design which affords comfort for my family, and easy, workable cargo options.
The heated front seats are wonderful in the winter...and when I have a backache. The adjustable pedals are great since I am petite.
I can drive comfortably and still maintain a safe distance from the airbag/steering wheel.