2004 Freestar Limited - 12 mpg. avg.
By Scott Shamblin on
2004 Ford Freestar Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased every option available including full airbag canopy. There's only one thing that I can not pass and that is a gas station. We have driven this van as easy as possible and the best I ever achieved was 13 mpg. The average is 12 mpg. With gas prices these days, I would say that this spoils any positive things I would have to say except for one. It's safe. Sorry, the 4.2 L is a flop. In one year it's lost a bit more than 50% of it's purchase price (huge depreciation off the lot!) and it's cost us big bucks in original cost and gas. Big thumbs down for depreciation rate and lousy fuel economy. I'm very disappointed with out van.
Fuel economy must get better than 12 mpg. It's horrible. It's killing our budget.