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.
Oh, yeah, that back creep was weird. Still used to my older Taurus and it would just stuck to an incline.
Yeah, probably my biggest "issue" with the car is how dead it is at idle and when you are off the gas. You do have to kind of punch it to even get it to creep into your garage.
Glad to hear this rough idle is normal-ish.