Last post on Dec 13, 2011 at 9:47 AM
You are in the Ford Freestyle
What is this discussion about?
Ford Freestyle, Fuel Efficiency (MPG), SUV
#387 of 389 Re: After 3 years [helton]
Jun 03, 2011 (6:57 pm)
My point is that wide mpg variance isn't specific with the Freestyle. There are reasons for it that can be both mechanical and human. It's not a unique Ford "poor quality control issue" as suggested, if so, then that claim could be made on all vehicles.
#388 of 389 Re: After 3 years [bobw3]
Jun 04, 2011 (8:47 am)
My car has a window sticker that says, “Built with Pride, UAW/Ford, Quality is Job #1”. What a joke this is. The car came from the factory with mismatched outside door handles – three were black and one was painted the color of the car. I found a wadded up parts list stuffed behind the manifold just before it ignited. The middle seat mechanism had to be replaced because the seat back could not be lowered. The plastic trim parts on the interior are always falling off.
We just returned from a round trip between Kentucky and Washington state. The MPG ranged from 21 to 28 on the same terrain and driving style. Yes, I do believe there was a quality control problem with the Freestyle. Maybe that is why they don’t make them anymore
Dec 13, 2011 (9:47 am)
I have a 2005 FWD since new. Had the usual brake,tire wear problems until I changed to ceramic pads. MPG was 19/22. Then this year I switched to Castrol Edge 5w30 and saw a 1 mpg improvement over other synthetic oils. Then I switched from Goodyear Triple treads which wore out fast (40,000 miles) to Michelin Energy savers and now get 20/24. I drive 70-75 on freeway, but use good mpg tactics in city driving.