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by Zortek
Thu Jan 15, 2009 1:29 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: CD Changer Keeps Cycling
Replies: 1
Views: 566

CD Changer Keeps Cycling

The 6 disc changer on my 08 Taurus-X has started cycling between the discs on its own after the iginition is turned off. This has resulted in a nearly dead battery twice. I suspect this has comething to do with a short caused by cold and/or moisture. I have not been able to take it to the dealer yet...
by Zortek
Thu Oct 23, 2008 12:29 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Remote start?
Replies: 14
Views: 5068

Re: Remote start?

yes - I got it from Bill Brown - they were the only dealer locally that had an AWD Limited in stock that was without the DVD and moonroof.

I have 1500 miles on it since the 10th and am averaging 22.5 mpg. I am pleased. :D
by Zortek
Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:23 pm
Forum: 2008-2009 Ford Taurus X
Topic: Remote start?
Replies: 14
Views: 5068

Re: Remote start?

I take delivery of a Taurus X Limited tomorrow and it has a dealer installed remote start that is listed at $395 on the invoice so $550 installed after delivery is a pretty good price. I finally decided to trade in the trusty '05 Freebie which now has 61000 trouble-free (well - almost :D ) miles on ...
by Zortek
Thu Mar 06, 2008 2:51 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: External temperature sensor
Replies: 21
Views: 6489

External temperature sensor

I know this has been asked before - but - my external temperature readout suddenly is 15 to 20 degrees off on the warmer side. Is there any way to reset this without a service trip to the dealer? Thanks.

John Stewart
2005 LTD 52000 happy miles.
by Zortek
Mon May 22, 2006 4:44 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: MP3 CD - How do you burn yours ?
Replies: 16
Views: 3968

iTunes

I am using good old 4X CD-Rs and burning them from playlists I make in ITunes (Win version) and using iTunes ative burn engine. A few problems with totally full CD's, but not many (I have burned around 100 CD's so far).
by Zortek
Mon May 22, 2006 4:37 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: JUST FOR FUN - Dashtop Storage
Replies: 43
Views: 6067

In my dshboard storage..

Tire gauge, Sirius tuner (so da' teeves don' see it :D )
by Zortek
Sat Aug 27, 2005 7:33 am
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Personal Rant - Why is Ford keeping this car a secret?
Replies: 20
Views: 4523

Freestyles an apparent rarity

I drove from Ann Arbor to Dayton last week and saw a grand total of ONE (!) other Freebie on I-75. Around here, I seel lots of them everyday. Go figure.......
by Zortek
Tue Jul 19, 2005 10:45 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: Freestyle vs. Explorer
Replies: 7
Views: 2831

Freestyle vs Explorer

I traded my 2002 Explorer XLT on the AWD Freebie. I am getting 8 MPG more, have more headroom (the Ex had a moonroof), have (IMHO) a more comfortable ride and have a longer cargo area which is just a smidgen narrower than the Explorer. All in all, I feel I made the right move.
by Zortek
Sun May 22, 2005 12:53 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Sirius Ready?
Replies: 4
Views: 1611

The Audiophile system is not "Sirius-ready" as I found out. I had a Sirius Starbase installed in the top dash storage area and listen through the FM modulator on 88.5 - no way to hook it to the AUX input. It works great, but I wish the "high end" radio had SAT input capability.
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by Zortek
Thu May 12, 2005 8:12 am
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: What cars did we get rid of to get our Freestyles!!!
Replies: 285
Views: 57833

Traded a 2002 Explorer XLT V6 with 67000 miles on it. Loving the better mileage on the Freestyle. :D
by Zortek
Thu May 12, 2005 8:07 am
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: What kind of gas mileage are you getting?
Replies: 54
Views: 9571

I have just turned over 1900 miles on the Freestyle (AWD) in 6 weeks. The first tank was a shade over 16 mpg. I am now getting between 21 and 23 doing mixed highway and city approximately 50 miles per day. I find I get better mileage using BP regular. The worst I have gotten recently was 17.5 using ...
by Zortek
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:22 pm
Forum: Welcome / Introductions Forum
Topic: Waiting for mine to be delivered
Replies: 5
Views: 1751

I've had my Merlot Limited for two weeks now. Love it! :D
by Zortek
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:20 pm
Forum: I just got a Freestyle!
Topic: MPG
Replies: 10
Views: 2770

I've had the Freestyle Limited AWD for two weeks now and have clocked 785 miles (mixed city and freeway). The 'puter says 19.9 but doing it the old fashioned way (you know - on the back of a receipt), I am getting 22.8.
by Zortek
Thu Apr 14, 2005 4:17 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Interior tie down points
Replies: 5
Views: 1589

The ones at the rearmost point are for the cargo net. 8)
by Zortek
Tue Apr 12, 2005 4:06 pm
Forum: Interior & Electronics
Topic: Sirius Satellite Radio
Replies: 3
Views: 1673

After speaking with my dealer and another Freestyle owner, the answer was, the Audiophile unit is not satellite compatible. I also found out the AUX input is, at present, intended for the factory-installed DVD system, period. After all that, I had a Sirius Starbase unit installed at Circuit City. It...