Last post on Feb 10, 2008 at 1:30 PM
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Ford Freestyle, SUV
#111 of 120 Re: Freesytle needs Mitsu. Outlander Features... [bruneau1]
Feb 13, 2007 (7:05 am)
Sounds like the Taurus is being downgraded a bit, except for the added HP. I like the current FS AWD system and really like how the FS handles and soaks up bumps. The suspension is a bit firm, but I prefer that. Makes for better handling. My main gripes are the antaenna (should be integrated into the window) and the idiotic climate control system. I much prefer the simpler dials on the standard FS. I guess we live and learn.
#112 of 120 Re: Towing [thomas23]
Feb 13, 2007 (7:10 am)
Sounds like you may need to get a truck for that. I have been told by Ford the max towing capacity is 2000 lbs and to exceed that would void the warranty with the CVT being the part most likely to fail. Good luck.
#113 of 120 Re: Towing [thomas23]
Feb 13, 2007 (12:45 pm)
The 2008 will have a conventional 6 speed transmission and 250 HP. I expect the towing rating will go up for that year. The FS is being renamed "Taurus X".
Feb 13, 2007 (8:33 pm)
#115 of 120 Re: Towing [thomas23]
Feb 14, 2007 (8:37 am)
The Freestyle was never designed to tow heavy loads behind it. It was designed to haul around people, groceries, and any cargo that fits inside.
#116 of 120 Two-piece tailgate
Feb 17, 2007 (1:48 pm)
It would be nice if the rear glass opened with the tailgate down. Would make it easy to haul things more than 9-feet long.
#117 of 120 Here is a new one
Mar 26, 2007 (2:53 pm)
For the rear bench seats, I'd like to have a cup holder that is higher than the floorboard.
The doors have a place that really only holds a bottle. The cup holder is below the A/C vents, right on the floor, and this is quite a reach for people in the 2nd row.
Maybe place the center cup-holders ABOVE the A/C vents? I have the rear A/C, and don't really need those vents anyway...
Mar 26, 2007 (2:54 pm)
Make all gauges the Black on White used in the Limited; the white on black cannot be seen in daytime (especially in cloudy or semi-dark conditions, like underpasses).
#119 of 120 why automatic awd and cvt's
Feb 10, 2008 (1:30 pm)
WHY WHY WHY ....i swear if my gas mileage goes down any more with that damn automatic awd im gonna be pissed and the cvt tranny i swear either it needs replaced or they need a more powerful engine try a 3.5 or something my Chrysler Town& Country has a bigger engine than the ford freestyle awd limited whats with that i dont even know other wise i love it oh just dont turn the engine off when you goto fill up in the cold the gas gauge goes loopy and the lines might freeze thats what happened to me last week it was terrible