2005 Ford Freestyle Limited from North America
Great, good looking car!
I have experienced two episodes of leaking from the windshield seal to the right of the rear view mirror. The leak is nothing more than "drips" that occurred when I stopped at the bottom of my sloped driveway. These "drips" occurred after a hard rain. The dealership was unable to duplicate the leak after keeping it for two days. No problems since that time. No leaks with snow and ice.
Could use a little better organization around the air/heater controls.
No other problems.
I find the car roomy and comfortable. It has great cargo space and comfortably holds adults in the 2nd and 3rd row seats. Interior controls related to the sound system are organized well and easily accessible from the dash or steering wheel.
The car handles well in various weather conditions. Feels like you are driving a car as compared to an SUV. I also own an Explorer and there is a vast difference in the ride and handling. The Freestyle is much better. Has good acceleration in City as well as Interstate driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st March, 2006
30th Jun 2006, 09:30
6th Aug 2006, 23:58
There is nothing wrong with the look of the Freestyle. I have seen many more Domestics that look worse and still sell.
1st May 2007, 18:42
I agree, look at the Pontiac Aztek. That was ugly, and it sold a lot.
17th Jan 2008, 11:46
Just bought one a 2006 Limited and love it, but I had a question about the CD/MP3 function. I can't play my mp3 player without an mp3 plug in, but it says MP3. I don't see anywhere you could plug in on the player. What exactly does that mean? I looked in the owners manual and they kept talking about an MP3 Disc. Is that different then a CD-R disc that you can transfer music to or what? If so, where do you get them? Any help appreciated.
25th Jan 2008, 08:35
You probably have to use an CD with MP3 files on it. MP3 files take up less memory therefore you can fit many more onto a CD.
30th Jun 2015, 05:43
If you think this car is ugly, you must hate 90 percent of the cars on the road today.