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Not a Minivan! But Still Enough Room for Daycare Kids and Friends. by Petra Smith from Chilliwack, BC on 12/13/2011. Trim: 2005 Ford Freestyle SE, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Just bought this car used about a month ago and I really like it. It's smooth to drive, steering is great. Love the red color. I needed a 7 seater and wanted to get away from the mini van so I came accross this as it was in my price range. I researched it and went for a test drive and loved it ever since. I like the fact that it has 3 car chargers. With all the gadgets nowadays it's always good to have more than one. There's no GPS or MP3 player but we have portable ones and they work fine. We even invested in some portable DVD players as I heard the installed ones can break easy and would cost up to $1000 to replace.
Cons: Like the other reviewers, the cloth seats are hard to clean once they get dirty, and they get dirty fast. I used a fabric protector after I cleaned the fabric so I'm hoping that will solve the problem for a while otherwise we will invest in seat covers.
Overall review: Awesome crossover/SUV that your teenagers will want to practise driving in. (that could be a con, I guess).
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ok car by Jim on 07/11/2010. Trim: 2005 Ford Freestyle SE AWD, Owned 5 years.
Pros: over all I like the Freestyle But I have had several problems. Rear seat broke. Engine had Troubles, fuel pump went bad.
Cons: Mechanical PROBLEMS
Overall review: I still like the Vehicle
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just AWESOME by is it a sportscar is it a family van? on 06/10/2010. Trim: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL, Owned 5 years.
Pros: Easy to drive, a lot of space. We drove with all 7 seats filled and luggage on vacation and still where comfortable. Low gas milage
Cons: the doors don't open wide enough, even so there are very wide
Overall review: I would by this car again. Loving it!
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Good Choice by Randy-Colorado on 08/29/2009. Trim: 2005 Ford Freestyle SE AWD, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Good dependable vehicle. I bought it used in 2007 w/ 29,000 miles on it, and have found it to be very reliable. Seats are comfortable, and the auto climate I have in this car keep the temperature just right. I have travelled long distances in this car, and was very comfortable the entire trip. The engine works well, and is low maintenance, as the transmission is CVT and needs no regular maintenance. As a result, there is no serpentine belt that needs to be replaced periodically. For this style vehicle, good highway gas mileage ranging from 23-26 mpg.
Cons: Replaced brakes at approx. 40,000 miles. Seats stain easily. Poor gas mileage in town, averaging 12-15 mpg. Exterior finish looks good, but is cheap material.
Overall review: I would recommend this vehicle as a good alternative to a standard SUV or van. It is a dependable vehicle which will get you where you're going. The AWD works great in snow, particularly since the vehicle has good ground clearance.
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Poor Product by Kelly on 06/29/2009. Trim: 2005 Ford Freestyle SEL, Owned 4 years.
Pros: Nice size. Overall smooth ride. Gas mileage is fair.
Cons: My main concern is the rear brakes that have had to be replaced (pads and rotors) twice in less than 4 years. At 15,000 and then 35,000 miles. Mechanics agree this is not normal but Ford says it is normal for the Freestyle to wear in 20,000 miles. The Freestyle also has poor rubber lining where the doors close that is ripping. The two rear doors do not always fully close. Ford has not been helpful and is not looking to improve this product. I have been loyal to Ford but after this I will not buy another Ford product.
Overall review: Poor. Something has to be wrong with the machanics for the brakes to wear so often
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