2005 Ford Freestyle Consumer Review: Not all I hoped for

2005 Ford Freestyle - Consumer Review

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Limited Wagon (3.0L V6 AWD CVT Automatic)

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Not all I hoped for
By Emwood on


2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


Purchased this car for functionality, comfort and versatility. 3 yrs and 55K miles later, I have gone through 3 sets of tires, 4 alignment adjustments and 2 new sets of rear disc brakes. (front brakes are fine) Very happy with interior and amenities. Will always have a DVD system now as I loved this one. Ford was thinking of themselves when they built this one as you can only get wiper blades through Ford, and only Pirelli makes the necassary size tire. (not cheap!) Loved the flexibility of the 3rd row option and a great car for road trips. Would like for it to have lived up to the mpg. (average 19 and 22) Extremely disappointed with the resale value. Trading it for a used Lexus SUV.

Best Features

3rd row seats, DVD, plenty of cupholders, decent leather, one touch windows, drivers door keypad, duel and rear temp controls, steering wheel controls for radio, automatic headlights, overall interior comfort.

Worst Features

When using DVD player rear view mirror is useless. No mud flaps on wheel wells rich results in body damage, something obviously wrong with frame design for alignment and tire wear. Would like to have automatic hatch open, nav system and darker tint on windows. Excessive road noise and soft paint.
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