Last post on Feb 27, 2007 at 3:06 PM
You are in the Subaru Legacy & Outback
What is this discussion about?
Ford Freestyle, Subaru Outback, Car Comparisons, Sedan, Wagon
#85 of 134 Re: Freestyle [ateixeira]
Feb 01, 2007 (10:11 am)
To me the FS with the 3.5l makes a lot more sense than the Edge. Much more room and it's actually lighter, go figure.
I came to the same conclusion. At first glance, I thought the Edge had quite a bit of potential as it was a "smaller" car and seemed more in line with my needs. But, the more I read on it, the less I liked it. The Mazda CX7 fell into that same hole. In the end, it did not matter at all because my wife did not consider anything other than Subaru.
The pair of big hang ups with the "possibles" list was the price range limitation and AWD (or 4WD, but AWD preferred). I ended up with a hodge-podge list of wagons (or wagon-ish vehicles, like the 4-door Jeep Wrangler) and mid-size CC pickups. I was actually leaning toward the pickup, but one of those "you are out of your gourd" looks from her was enough to silence me on it. I will just have to keep Ol' Yeller in service a while longer.
#86 of 134 Re: Freestyle [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2007 (10:15 am)
"I was actually leaning toward the pickup, but one of those "you are out of your gourd" looks from her was enough to silence me on it. I will just have to keep Ol' Yeller in service a while longer."
Did you consider the Honda Ridgeline?
#87 of 134 Re: Freestyle [stevedebi]
Feb 01, 2007 (10:34 am)
I almost hate to admit it since the Ridgeline is so terribly ugly, but yes, I did.
#88 of 134 Re: Freestyle [xwesx]
Feb 01, 2007 (10:40 am)
Yeah, CX7 seemed very small, ruled it out early on. Some turbo lag, too.
Edge is too heavey. CX9 is actually closer to my ideal, but for some reason when I sat in one at the Auto Show, it just didn't do it for me. Hard to even explain why.
I'll have to take another look at one of those CX9s, though.
Feb 02, 2007 (11:21 am)
killed Freestar the minivan.
Feb 05, 2007 (9:50 am)
They finally mentioned the Freebie is getting the face-lift and the new engine in this week's edition.
#91 of 134 Freestyle no more
Feb 09, 2007 (7:41 am)
According to Car and Driver, it'll be Taurus X (http://www.caranddriver.com/autoshows/12434/2008-ford-taurus-x.html).
I was wondering if the change of name affects a car resale value.
#92 of 134 first the 500...
Feb 09, 2007 (9:31 am)
now the freestyle. why not name them Tweedledum and Tweedledee?
#93 of 134 Re: Freestyle no more [nickel]
Feb 09, 2007 (10:42 am)
Whoa! Quite a few good changes for the new model year. Upgraded engine, no more CVT (a big plus), same presumable crummy Ford sale/resale value means they should be fairly cheap....
#94 of 134 Re: Freestyle no more [xwesx]
Feb 09, 2007 (11:39 am)
The engine is a big one, IMO. Should boost sales. The name change won't hurt, as Freestyle didn't have any name recognition and sounded too much like Freestar, too.