Last post on Apr 25, 2013 at 10:28 AM
You are in the Ford Freestyle
What is this discussion about?
Ford Freestyle, Ford Taurus X, SUV
#7025 of 7481 Re: Freestyle/Taurus X [freealfas]
Jul 20, 2007 (10:47 am)
"Nothing in the spec on the website say vvt. Turbodiesel, I want a turbodiesel for the Flex and even the T-reX. That would make a big difference in mpg and drivetrain longevity...
why won't they embrace this, why..."
Because they don't have a diesel engine that will meet CARB specs. Currently only vehicles with GVW of 6K lbs or greater can have a diesel. This is basically the F250 pickup and above. The Expedition is not heavy enough. The Excursion (dropped in 2005) had a diesel option. The problem was that to power a vehicle over 6000 lbs, one had to use a very large diesel, over 6L. So the economy, while good for a 6L engine, was not so good in terms of the MPG itself.
VW and Honda have technology in the works to put CARB qualified diesels in their vehicles for 2009 models (anticipated, that is - not confirmed). Honda has said it will license the technology, but their current diesels are 2.2L, which is OK for an Accord or CR-V, but too small for the Ford CUVs (or the Honda Ridgeline, Odyssey, and Pilot, for that matter).
Jul 20, 2007 (10:53 am)
I think that is a cool word to describe the new Taurus-X.
Now THAT'S something the Acadia can't match... I think that the T-Rex wins the "war of the words"
#7027 of 7481 Re: I like T-Rex [stevedebi]
Jul 20, 2007 (11:24 am)
if only it had the mpg to match its svelte figure... ugh
c'mon ford we're really trying here...
#7028 of 7481 Re: Freestyle/Taurus X [stevedebi]
Jul 20, 2007 (3:59 pm)
I have an 05 SEL FWD and just got back from a 2000 mile trip to Kentucky and surrounding states. Overall MPG was 26.6!!!! No problems passing or accelorating with a full load and grandkids on board. Ford is running scared with the engines, trannies etc.
#7029 of 7481 Re: Freestyle/Taurus X [elibruno]
Jul 20, 2007 (4:15 pm)
Rudderless management...hopefully the ship will right itself.
#7030 of 7481 Wheel Change taurus x
Jul 21, 2007 (2:45 pm)
Can you put 18 inch wheels on the SEL taurus x if it only comes with 17 inch? Thanks for any info
#7031 of 7481 Re: Wheel Change taurus x [ka2]
Jul 21, 2007 (7:23 pm)
Sure. Just make sure the diameter of the new wheel and tire together are the same as the diameter of the 17" wheel and it's tire from the factory. That way you won't have to adjust the speedometer.
I think that's the way it works. Anyone know different?
#7032 of 7481 Re: Wheel Change taurus x [baggs32]
Jul 23, 2007 (8:52 am)
Does anyone know about the "brake feel" of the new x? I know the most common complaint with the ford edge is braking...I didn't think the two shared the same system..but I'm not sure. Thanks!
#7033 of 7481 Re: Wheel Change taurus x [ka2]
Jul 23, 2007 (9:04 am)
Other than for style, why would you want to put on 18" wheels?
#7034 of 7481 Re: Wheel Change taurus x [jrl]
Jul 23, 2007 (10:11 am)
The brake feel of the Freestyle has always been excellent. Much better than newer vehicles like the Edge. The brake problem has been premature wear of the rear pads on some vehicles.