Last post on Aug 19, 2009 at 8:52 AM
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Ford Freestyle, Auto Body, Engine, Interior, Oil, SUV
Feb 02, 2007 (9:58 am)
More Advanced at putting money in dealers pockets is what it sounds like.
Feb 02, 2007 (12:37 pm)
When I had an impala with the oil change monitor, it would go over 6 months before I was required a change. So this actually contradicted my dealers recommendation.
#220 of 227 Re: Oil Change (revisited) [coldcranker]
Feb 07, 2007 (8:55 am)
No wonder Ford is losing money and customers. I for sure have bought my last Ford even though I took a 25 year break from them (my last one was a Ford Maverick that I had in HS).
#221 of 227 Re: GM Monitor [mschmal]
Feb 09, 2007 (8:09 pm)
"More Advanced at putting money in dealers pockets is what it sounds like. "
mschmal, Not at all. The sophisticated GM algorithm, similar to what BMW uses as well, actually allows more miles than the dim-witted Ford method of time/mileage, which usually results in unnecessarily frequent oil changes. My '03 Chevy went 8,000 miles between changes in mixed driving, and my '01 BMW 525i went 9,000 miles. Ford, in those situations, would waste oil/time/money at the default 5,000 miles, making more money for their dealers.
#222 of 227 Re: Oil Change (revisited) [rick2456]
Feb 09, 2007 (8:13 pm)
"I for sure have bought my last Ford "...
Some models of Ford are good, some aren't. Ford F-150 is competitive, Freestyle is great, Edge not quite, Focus is good, etc.
#223 of 227 Coldcranky is upset with Ford.
Mar 09, 2007 (7:37 pm)
I guess he hasen't been so lucky with Fords. With Fords it is all about luck some people may never have problems where others are plagued with problems. I myself fall under the lucky column.
#224 of 227 Re: Coldcranky is upset with Ford. [fordenvy]
Mar 10, 2007 (12:46 pm)
Among the domestic brands, Ford does better than either Chrysler or GM and even European brands, but not as good as the Japanese.
#225 of 227 Re: Coldcranky is upset with Ford. [bruneau1]
Mar 14, 2007 (6:48 pm)
Thats true, in the CR magazine.
Ford having 3rd place for reliability and having the worst financial problem is bad management (Bill and Friends).
#226 of 227 Fordenvy is confused again
Jun 21, 2008 (10:58 am)
Fordenvy is confused. rick2426 was the user who said he wouldn't buy another Ford. Also, Fordenvy is missing the point. You buy the best quality designed car to maximize your chances of having good reliability, and choose a good performing design to get satisfaction when it does work.
#227 of 227 Wheel Hum
Aug 19, 2009 (8:52 am)
I rotated the tires on my 2006 Freestyle and now I've got a humming noise coming from the front wheels. Air pressure checked, rotation done properly. Are they out of alignment? Other posts are saying that there are no lube points. It's not getting any worse, but it's odd that it started right after the rotation.