2006 Freestyle Owner Reviews (6)
Ford Freestyle 2006 - Reliable, safe and comfortable.
waz27 May 09, 2009
I bought this car used and left for vacation the next day. We drove 650 miles in comfort and without trouble. In time, we did have a problem with the A/C shutting off, a problem in Florida. The dealer repaired the thermostat setting and I have not had any trouble since. I have had this car for 2 and a half years, absolutely love it. I am sorry they no longer make this model, I will have to drive this one for as long as possible
2006 Ford Freestyle comfort and mileage
AOL user Sep 06, 2008
I've had a 2006 Ford Freestyle Limited now for almost three years and it's been great in a variety of ways. It's got lots of cargo space which has been very important for loading it up to take my daughter to college with her mini fridge, microwave, TV, clothes, etc. I've taken that 400-mile drive several times now and the Freestyle is very comfortable as it averages about 25-26 miles to the gallon. (It actually does 27 mpg if I drive 55, but Route 95 is mostly a 65-mph route). I actually like the smooth CVT (aka no "shift shock").
AOL user Aug 30, 2008
Owned this 2006 new from Nov 05 -- I couldn't ask for a car that gives me a more safer feeling. 5 stars.
Review of 2006 Ford Freestyle
Craftycaryl May 05, 2008
Practical Car but beware of the CVT
twavic Oct 23, 2007
I owned a 2005 Freestyle for two months when my transmission went wild and I literally had no control over the vehicle. It was a life threatening situation and terrifying experience. The cause was a malfunctioning CVT. I traded the '05 and bought the identical car in the '06 model. To date, it's been fine. I've owned it for almost two years. For '08, Ford no longer uses the CVT which is wise. It's very smooth but too troublesome.
The Freestyle is a wonderful car in many respects but it definitely needed a stronger engine ('08 has a 3.5)and the elimination of the CVT. My gut feeling is that Ford will replace this vehicle (now called Taurus X) with the '09 Flex. Because of the CVT and because, hard as I try, I just don't trust it, I will be trading my vehicle probably on a Lincoln MKX or Edge or I might go back to the old faithful Crown Victoria. I believe the Crown Vics and Mercury Grand Marquis are still Ford's most reliable cars and their gas mileage isn't bad for the size, safety, power and comfort.
Except for the malfunctioning CVT, I've always had very good luck with Ford products and I highly recommend them. They are a solid, well made automobile and you can pack a lot of miles on them.
Review of 2006 Ford Freestyle
grammyschubert Jul 31, 2007
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