Originally Posted by Red 2012
low idle was one of the design objectives to get better MPG ... you know when you have a problem if it stalls at idle. we seemed to get used to it after a couple of weeks.
most noticeable is the back creep on hill once you have stopped ... and not that automatic nice hold like on a larger ford. or shifting into R and nothing happening until you step on the gas? not like the Freestyle where we have to keep the brake on when stopped and in gear.
automatic. whatever cheap gas is available.
On the automatic. not sure of the manual
You will find if you depress the brake a little harder and then release.
It will engage the hill holder. Very helpfull on this car.
Hope that helps.