Michael Posted: 5/16/2011 1:47pm PDT Those things are so underpowered I can't imagine them "surging" under any conditions. Bob Posted: 5/17/2011 11:51am PDT I have owned my Freestyle since it was new in 2005. No surging problems here... Wish I could say the same for my 2002 F150. Under powered??? Come on? The CVT has been great and well matched to the 3.0L engine. It gets better MPG then the Pacifica 3.5L and beats it in the 1/4 mile. If you're looking for a GT350, it's not. One of Ford's better designs from Volvo.