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Taurus X vs. Freestyle

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jscharf
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Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by jscharf » Tue Oct 30, 2018 1:57 pm

Did the Taurus X have the same transmission problems as the Freestyle? I know they have different transmissions, but is the Taurus X a more dependable buy if I am looking for a used car?

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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by mmsstar » Tue Oct 30, 2018 8:30 pm

The T-Rex has the 6 speed which is a pretty good trans.
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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by pwschuh » Wed Oct 31, 2018 2:58 am

In general, yes, the T-Rex is a better buy than the Freestyle, not only because it has a better transmission but also because any T-Rex is going to be newer than any Freestyle. Obviously between any two specific cars, you could find a specific Freestyle in better shape than a specific T-Rex. I'm just talking about averages.
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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by spy1309 » Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:10 pm

Taurus X is by far the better car, better engine, better transmission, more power better handling, just change the transmission fluid every 2 years and you are good.....mine has almost 400k

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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by baf20prz » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:14 pm

spy1309 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Taurus X is by far the better car, better engine...
Just remember the Taurus X uses 3.5 with internal water pump - can be pocketbook killer to R&R the pump (or entire engine when coolant dumps into oil pan).

So I'd say different engine, not better.

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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by spy1309 » Wed Feb 13, 2019 9:24 pm

That is the case with alot of cars not only Taurus X, same was with my old car 2000 Dodge Intrepid and went to 400k also....now depends if you pull the short straw or not.

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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by Generic1 » Tue Oct 08, 2019 6:02 am

baf20prz wrote:
Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:14 pm
spy1309 wrote:
Wed Oct 31, 2018 12:10 pm
Taurus X is by far the better car, better engine...
Just remember the Taurus X uses 3.5 with internal water pump - can be pocketbook killer to R&R the pump (or entire engine when coolant dumps into oil pan).

So I'd say different engine, not better.
Had this happen with our TRex - 08 Limited.. Ran like a dream until it happened @ 290,000 miles
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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by dwighte » Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:35 am

Water pump in the oil, what were they thinking? I find that hard to believe. That is even worse then Subaru's water pump driven by the timing belt. Even new water pumps may leak a tiny amount while breaking in the seal.
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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by spy1309 » Sat Oct 12, 2019 7:54 am

Taurus X has water pump driven by timing chain.

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Re: Taurus X vs. Freestyle

Post by knowitall » Sat Oct 12, 2019 8:58 am

The Ford Taurus cop cars with 3.5L engine had that water pump from hell design. Basically drop engine to replace. $4k minimum just to replace a minor part. No thanks

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