2006 Ford Freestyle Customer Reviews

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What customers liked
Reliability, Ride and Handling, Seat Comfort
What they didn't
Fuel Economy

Best Value SUV

This car has high safety rating, gas economy, space, simplicity, versatility and smooth driving. It has a good balance of value and performance. It is just what I wanted. Thanks.

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2006 ford freestyle sel fwd

very nice vehicle generous cargo space and options with hideaway 3rd row seat. good gas mileage for a 4000+ vehicle. leather seats are very comfortable. cvt transmission drones a little when cold but otherwise ok. 203 hp v6 provides good acceleration for everyday driving but labors somewhat in moutainous terrian. very good stero/cd system

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Roomy and reliable

Huge cargo room with excellent fuel mileage for vehicle size. Performance good with up to three people in car, but a bit slow with four or more. Only significant problem has been poor wear of rear brakes (14K miles in true city driving), but this was resolved by using aftermarket pads. It has been a common problem in this model. Comfortable for big driver 6", 270+ pounds and tall passengers in second seat. Leather (option in our SEL model) just starting to look good with a little softening from use. We have made little use of third seat, but daughter likes it. Easy to change oil--just did it today. Ride is very good and I don't have any issue with the CVT transmission--like the smoothness in fact.

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Just My Size

I need a car with alot of space for hauling stuff, but I don't like Vans and I am short so I am not comfortable in a SUV. The Ford Freestyle is just that, large enough to pack what ever you need, but comfortable and small enough to drive around and not feel overwhelmed. It also seats 7 people comfortably, which is great. There is plenty of storage which for some reason you always need, for drinks, food, napkins, sunglasses, you name it, there is a spot for it. You would be surprised at what you pack in your car.

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Roomy

I was looking for a car that can hold two tall, over 6-foot boys and their friends, with as much fuel efficiency as possible. The passenger space is great. I like the flexibility of folding down 1, 2, 3, or all 4 rear seats. It feels solid and safe. It is approved by the boys, one of whom will be driving soon.

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Surprised & Satisfied

Great car. Very happy so far. Just happened to stumble upon at lot and then did some research. Don't listen to some of the reviews about not enough power. Don't know why Ford dropped this model. Great for kids. Great for older adults who have a hard time getting into cars. Nice mix of wagon, SUV, & mini-van. I have a limited that has everything except for a MP3 plug in. Wish it did. Can't wait to go on road trip.

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2006 Ford Freestyle

I am enjoying my Freestyle. I wanted a third row seat for traveling with my family. The second row seats don't move forward or backward, but so far this isn't a problem. They do fold forward for more leg room for the third row passengers, however. Performance is good. I have only put two thousand miles on it so far. The fan button for the heat/air is a little inconvenient to use. It is very small and you have to look for it each time. I think it is the right size for a comfortable family vacation.

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Pretty Nice find

I needed a mini-van but wanted an SUV. I was shown this after a few other searches. It holds what I want and doesnt look like a mini-van! LOL Wish it had heated seats but the 12, yes 12 cup holders are pretty impressive! I like the storage compartments and the extra charger/adapter in the rear of the car. Pretty great for me and my three kids! We can bring friends along too!

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'06 Ford Freestyle Limited

We bought our crossover in May and it has yet to disappoint us. We love it and most of all our children love it. They can now take a friend along with them and we can also fit our 2 dogs as well and yet there is even still room for luggage! I was very pleased with the interior layout which is important since I am the primary driver. Everything is within reach. Storage is abundant, as well as having numerous cup holders which was always the problem in our previous car. We have the optional captians chairs in the back and it has not only cup holders but also a console box for the kids to store the head phones for the DVD player, all of their gaming stuff, and with room to spare. The gas milage has been for us steady at 19mpg. We use our cruise control whenever possible and we are also not heavy footed on the gas or brakes unless need be and therefore we conserve gas. One complaint that I have is that the stereo does not shuffle all tracks only the CD in current play. That drives me crazy. We also had installed through Best Buy their version of the Ford "Trip Tunes" which is the component run through the auxillary that will play MP3 players. If you love music and want to be able to listen to your IPod and be able to control it through the steeringwheel and not have any radio interferance as with using other types of players. We are very impressed with our "new" crossover.

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Love the Freestyle

I bought a 2006 Ford Freestyle SEL 2WD. It has nice features in a sporty family vehicle. It has a lot of versatility for cargo and seating capacity. I'm averaging 22 MPG in mostly city driving which is great for this size of a vehicle. It rides and drives very smooth and has good power when you need it. My only complaint is the cloth seats stain or become dingy very easily and seem to get worse when you try to clean them. I wish I had held out for leather seats. Overall I am very happy with the car.

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