2005 Ford Freestyle User Reviews

2005 Ford Freestyle Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 25 reviews

  • Performance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Appearance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"fuel economy" 10 reviews
"big space" 8 reviews
"ride" 6 reviews
"comfortable car" 5 reviews
"power" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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PatM15537 writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD Review
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4

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Nice family car with easy access and plenty of room.

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Too heavy for the power train.

PatM15537
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Freestyle 2005 — This is a nice family car with lots of room. It has fair pick-up on acceleration and brakes well. The low profile gives it good handling in wind and stable ride on most any surface. The major weakness here is that the drive train is not on par with the weight of the vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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tstoffre writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited Review
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tstoffre
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Great Car — liked ride, comfort, size, safety, look. only down side is parts can be costly car was not made very long and not powerful enough to tow very well great family car. gave to kids to use great starter car to learn to drive in.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2005FreeStyle215 writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD Review
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5

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roomy

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repair costs

2005FreeStyle215
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I Love My Freestyle — I would buy another one.It is very comfortable to drive, with the wheels I put on it seems like everywhere I go someone stops to talk to me. It is one of the nicest SUVs I ever saw. I would recommend a friend buy one.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Abouttowne writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle Limited AWD Review
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Everything

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Cold weather driver door freezes sometimes and door will not latch shut

Abouttowne
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Fun And Versatile — Wish mine had a sunroof. Drives smooth and responsive. Great visibility and with adjustable peddles, works well for shorter drivers. Seats fold down easily and lots of cargo space. Highway average is closeto 30 mpg. Great looking inside and out.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Tammy writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle SE Review
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great family car

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Love It — The Freestyle is a great family car and seats 7. Very nice interior and super in the winter. We have had no problems with it and it drives great. Everything is within reach of the driver and the kids have a lot of room and no one is fighting for space.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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EJinMV writes:
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5

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Just replaced wife's car that was totalled - so not sure yet.  Wife loves it, I will check it out if I can ever find her not in it :-)

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Air conditioner has problem, blowing hot or warm air.  We live in a hot climate so I need to get this fixed.  There seems to be a lot of problems with this on the Fords from what I have found

EJinMV
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Cool Family Car With Climate Control Issues — The car will hold a lot of people and equipment. It drives like a car, not a van or truck with a low center of gravity. Ergonomics are well thought out and unbelievably comfortable. It has a lot of areas to store things close to the driver. Highschoolers are transported with all their junk a lot easier. Just need to resolve the A/C issues!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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erigoasparago writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL AWD Review
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3

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nice family car

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poor gas mileage; heavy

erigoasparago
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Fine Car — not bad car; actually just what we needed, great 'do everything' vehicle. mileage is not what I expected. AWD is fine for summer vacations, where we get something like 20-24 mpg driving to Denver from San Jose. Quiet and comfortable; great A/C

Primary Use: Family transportation

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califmom writes:
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I am a mom and used this car to shuttle my kids everywhere. It's great for hauling them, their stuff, my dog and gardening supplies. It has lots of room and is very comfortable. It is a nice looking car and a great color. It has lots of leg room and space between the seats so the kids don't get squished. The visibility is exceptional. It has been a very reliable car.  We have had it for 7 years and kept it in great condition, so it has been very reliable.

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Our older son is 21 now and I want a smaller car, so I want to sell this one.

califmom
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Great Suv In Amazing Condition — This car handles like a big car, not like a truck. It has a 6-cyl engine, so it has good power. It gets good mileage for a big car, about 21 mpg average. It has always run very well. It was recalled for jumping forward in low gear but Ford fixed that and it has been fine since. I have always felt very safe in it since it is pretty big.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jeremy writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Review
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A Ford I Actually Like. — Awesome family vehicle. Better gas mileage than an SUV, and as much room as Minivan. Drives great with plenty of power. Avg. 22-25 mpg. Has enough room for whole family and lots of groceries. The folding seats offer a lot of options for hauling people and cargo.

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shimigold writes:
2005 Ford Freestyle SEL Review
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All around great family vehicle.

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We opted for 6 seats, in hindsight could have really used the 7 seats. Also 4 speed instead of 5 or 6.

shimigold
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Great Overall Vehicle — Love my car, wish I would have gotten the 7 seat option. It's a bit loud on highways and could have really used a 6 speed transmission. Otherwise very happy with it and it served us well over the years.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2006 Ford Freestyle Reviews

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2007 Ford Freestyle Reviews

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Excellent Family Vehicle/highway Cruiser By riverdog29

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