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Horrible Vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Christine
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon Limited Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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I fell in love with this car until I realized all the things that eventually started going out in this car were very hard to replace. Car shops look at this car as a nightmare. There are so many recalls on this car that you'll have your hands so full trying to replace everything that will be necessary. The transmission randomly went out on me without any signs and on top of that a simple transmission fix isn't a thing. It has a CVT Transmission and no one will work on it unless you want to haul it all the way to Cali. This car is crap. Get rid of it while you can.


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Pain in the butt
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By AngryFreestyler
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SE Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Car just keeps draining my pockets with repairs , pieces are mostly plastic which keeps breaking


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Great concept, flawed design
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jag
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Bought this car used in 2007 with 27,000 miles. It now has 180,000 miles. Great vehicle for moving passengers and cargo. Used it for scuba, camping, astronomy, household movement. Good gas mileage and ride. Road noise above average. Achilles heel, probably why the model only lasted 3 years, are the transmission (and AWD), the environmental controls, and the plastic trim. Transmission is bad, frequently fails sometime in ownership requiring $2500 to $3000 fix to restore AWD. Fortunately it fails to front wheel drive with continuous traction warning light. Heating and air conditioning are very engine speed sensitive, essentially becoming inoperative while idle or at higher rpm than cruise. Plastic trim, especially bumper, fades, cracks, and breaks off despite preventive care. It would be a great car if it didn't have these flaws.


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Freestyle still a reliable old car
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By John
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SE AWD 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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Now 170,000 and 12 years old, the Freestyle has a barely functioning AC & heater. Replaced upper gasket. We only use it to drive to work 2 miles away, but it keeps on chugging away as the family junker. Don't trust it for long trips, but why get rid of it? Engine & trans work! Maybe we'll put $1,000 into the AC system and have a new car for awhile!


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Another Transmission Horror Tale
3 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Bill Hayes
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2005 Ford Freestyle Wagon SEL Fwd 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


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DON'T BUY THIS CAR!
Transmission woes will plague you if you buy a car with this transmission. Other owners stated their facts well, mine are similar. What I've learned is that Ford has no integrity, won't stand behind their product, and don't mind selling inferior products. Shame on you, Ford....I'll never buy another.
I also think the reviews praising this car are bogus. None of the questions above apply, the car can't be driven. Apparently Ford will do nothing to resolve the car's shortcomings SHAME ON YOU FORD MOTOR COMPANY!


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