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You are in the Ford Freestyle
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Ford Freestyle, Ford Taurus X, SUV
#6973 of 7481 Re: My Ford rep said August for Xs on the ground [jrl]
Jul 11, 2007 (7:41 am)
Anyone know when Ford might update their website to build the x? It seems odd that the x is coming out ...
I came across a picture of a Mercury CUV on http://www.popularmechanics.com/blogs/automotive_news/4219078.html
This vehicle is supposed to be a model that was shelved by Ford, well anyway, so says the guys at Popular Mechanics. I think that they are wrong about this. I think that this model will be produced at a later date. This CUV looks to be the Mercury version of the Ford Taurus X. Look closely at the headlight cluster, the new satin aluminum grill, and the lower front fascia. They ALL look like styling cues from the 2008 Mercury Sable.
#6976 of 7481 Re: Mercury Sable X ?!? [bahamamichael]
Jul 12, 2007 (9:43 am)
I don't know if it will ever be produced, but given the number of mistakes in the article, it is a safe bet that the PM writer has no clues. The "Taurus S" and the Lincoln Zephyr that is now called the MK/X? Wonder where they find these writers?
#6977 of 7481 Re: FYI- brake replacement. [pnewby]
Jul 14, 2007 (7:01 pm)
The swelling of the rear pads explains a lot. Though many on this post have questioned the ability of Ford engineers to design a brake system, it appears to be a simple materials issue.
On a different note, I have owned my Freestyle for 2.5 years. It has been a great vehicle. Seeing the new pricing on the Taurus X, I realize what a value the Freestyle has been.
#6978 of 7481 Re: FYI- brake replacement. [northlakes]
Jul 14, 2007 (7:16 pm)
still can't buy the lack of cvt and the 3.5 and its mpg numbers as a move in the right direction...better interior materials, that's what it really needed and still does to compete as other than that it's a great package
#6979 of 7481 Re: FYI- brake replacement. [freealfas]
Jul 14, 2007 (8:53 pm)
better interior materials, that's what it really needed
I just don't get this "better materials needed" nonsense.
Do you stroke your Freestyle, or something?
#6980 of 7481 Re: FYI- brake replacement. [freealfas]
Jul 15, 2007 (6:46 am)
"still can't buy the lack of cvt and the 3.5 and its mpg numbers as a move in the right direction..."
I like my CVT too, but apparently we're in a very small minority that do. Americans want a transmission that "shifts". Ford has learned this lesson the hard way. Nissan is learning it now too.
All mileage figures for 2008my vehicles will appear to suck. We're just going to have to go through an adjustment period with our brains. I think it's likely that a sane driver will easily be able to do better than what the new EPA figures would suggest.
#6981 of 7481 Re: FYI- brake replacement. [barnstormer64]
Jul 15, 2007 (7:05 am)
I paid less money for my passat in 98 even adjusted for the difference in age and the interior quality is light years better. The Ford's hard plastic for the dash scratches, the carpet is the same carpet american cars has come with for an eternity, the monochrome-ness of it all with no visual relief with a bit more trim, accent, something, dash glare(there is NO reason for that to have gotten through to production), I have leather but the cloth stains very easily, but my biggest gripe is the quality of the hard plastics and their suceptibility to scratching. So yeah Ford could improve their interiors and I'm not the only one who has noticed.
It's not about dash stroking, it's about what you touch and interact with and what we paid for it, they simply could have done a better job.
#6982 of 7481 Re: FYI- brake replacement. [passat_2002]
Jul 15, 2007 (7:47 am)
I like my CVT too, but apparently we're in a very small minority that do. Americans want a transmission that "shifts".
You'd think that Ford (and Nissan) could provide a firmware that would simulate a "shift" in the CVT, for those who prefer it.