2006 Ford Freestyle Consumer Review: Never again, Ford

2006 Ford Freestyle Wagon - Consumer Review

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Never again, Ford
By cbutschek on


2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 4dr Wagon (3.0L 6cyl CVT)


While I have to admit that this car has made it over 200K miles, it hasn't been without a lot of work, stress, and burning money. I received this as a gift from my uncle mid-2010 and the car already had over 150K miles on the clock. Within the first 18 months, the engine block cracked and had to be replaced. Shortly after that the starter died and had to be replaced. Fast forward 6 months and the power steering line springs a leak because the Ford service techs bent the elbow joint. Fixed that and then the ignition switch starts to glitch. I just replaced a wheel hub, compressor, and the drive belt a couple days ago. So far, the only part that hasn't failed or started failing is the CVT.

Best Features

I like the fold away third row seating. I don't need it for day-to-day activity, but there are occasions when it comes in handy.

Worst Features

Fix the mechanics. A single belt is a poor design choice when you place the belt tensioner too far forward for by-passing a seized compressor.
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By vkmaxima
on 09/21/14 08:40 AM (PDT)

Did you seriously think that you wouldn't have to inject money into a car with 150k on it?

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