Decent car depending on the year
The Ford Freestyle has great room, seating and decent gas mileage. But I didn't know when I bought it that the 2006 had an issue with the transmission, where it would wear out before 100,000 miles. It is an issue that others have blogged about, but Ford has done nothing about. So I had to sink another 3,000 into the vehicle for a slightly USED transmission, so we could keep it running. Now the engine mounts have given out, and the car "knocks" when we go over big bumps. This has never happened on any of my other cars. I like the look and feel and like the storage and roominess of the vehicle, but would hesitate to even buy a Ford again, knowing other cars could have the same issues.