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Bought it for price
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By shoob
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Bought Freestar SEL 4.2 for $14,800. 2004 leftover - list price $30,440. Van rides nice so far. Concerned about the electronic problems. The day i picked it up the driver door lock was not working. 5 days later indash 6 CD player not working and had to be replaced. I have 1,000 miles and I have to bring it in to get the brakes checked out. When applied hard there's a lot of vibration. Van is good looking and feels safe. The fuel economy could be improved along with the horsepower. We were going to buy a used Odyessy but we couldn't pass up the discount and rebates from Ford. Interior design looks cheap and cold. I suggest buying extended warranty.


Favorite Features

The van feels safe and I love the steering radius. Big gas tank is nice.


Suggested Improvements

Electronics need improvement and change the green graphics on radio. I had green on my 1993 Ranger. Interior design looks cheap and cold.


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Great Value
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By DJ
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Just replaced my old Windstar and this van is terrific. It does everything better. It only has a couple thousand miles but I could not happier, the value was incredible. I got a loaded vehicle for about $22 K. So far I have not had any issues and would recommend this van.


Favorite Features

Good space, like the rear seat folding


Suggested Improvements

none


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2nd van in 5 months
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Bob Folger
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I have three young kids and rely heavily on the automatic doors and the seating for my kids to be able to get in and out of. The first two months of ownership we had repeated automatic door issues! It would open on its own, or not close when the button was pushed etc... The electronics on this vehicle I beleive are poor! The couple of months our van was in the shop more than at our house. Finally Ford broke down and gave us another van! I am writing this review because the problem just started again on the other psgr. door. We are on our way in to get a loaner. I am very surprised to see the high reviews of others but encouraged that maybe the two lemons that I got are just a fluke.


Favorite Features

Ford service has been impeccable. I gave them kudos for that. Acceleration is good. the rear bumper sensors to me are important. I like the space in the rear of the vehicle, it is sufficient for strollers, groceries and toys.


Suggested Improvements

electronics, electronics, electronics


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i love my freestar
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By pARALEGAL34
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Its a great van ,love the color ..the room is great also ..THANK YOU FORD !


Favorite Features

Everything.


Suggested Improvements

THE SEATS SEEM SMALL IN FRONT


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Love it!
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By noribabe
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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We have driven Explorers in the past, but this is much better for us, as we are in our 70's and are looking for roominess and comfort now. It has great visability, and handles like a dream, and is so easy to get in and out of. tho we still feel as tho we have the height and safty of the Explorer, and tho it is not a 4x4, it is front wheel drive, and we grew up in the east, so the snow here in Flagstaff doesn't really hold any problem for us! It is nice for taking our family places also. I can't say enough good things about it, and also the dealership. They were and are great!


Favorite Features

the seats, visibility, ease of handling, smooth ride, good exceleration, good looks, width, etc.


Suggested Improvements

gas mileage, tho we have not traveled in it yet, so we hop for improvement.


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perfect
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By slotlady
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Love the room -the handle-the speed color-interior and outside interior-


Favorite Features

seats and dual sliding doors


Suggested Improvements

none


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The Best keeps getting Better
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By Lenny722
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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This is the second Ford minivan I have purchused and I feel safe on the highway and around the city. Confort is outstanding for a minivan along with a quite tight ride better then any other minivan. The look of the 2004 Freestar stands apart from the sameold bullet looking style of other minivans, It looks in a class of it's own with stylish body sculpturing, headlighting all in a hermeticly attractive look. I feel proud driving the Ford Freestar and take advantage of any chance to show it off, But that is something that Freestar does well by itself.


Favorite Features

The look and feel of a Luxury vehical along with the safety and security that has come to be with Ford products.


Suggested Improvements

Cons: With all the technology built into the Freestar, I am suprised that the headlight bulbs are the same old halohgens and not the Xenons.


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Minivan is a minivan
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By tjnb
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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I really like the way this van rides. It has a very smooth feel. The tranny shifts smoothly and the seats are very comfortable. Love the tailgate seat.


Favorite Features

Safety Canopy, Fold flat 3rd row seat. Stereo. Leather seats. Dual Poser Doors.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage. Different faux wood/ dash design( not as slick as the Sienna )


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just don't like it
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By tbogg
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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wish I would have gotten a different mini van. Am very disappointed in the freestar. What a waste of money


Favorite Features

I'm sure there must be one or two but can't think of any right now


Suggested Improvements

start all over again. the interior looks so cheap


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comparing 2000 windstar/ 2004 freestat
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By miro kubala
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Our new 2004 freestar is much quieter and the 4.2 liter power plant is much more reponsive than the 3.8 engine of our2000 windstar.The instrument cluster is much nicer in the freestar and the fold down rear seats will eliminate many hernia operations


Favorite Features

the fold down bench seat and the fold up captains seats. auto dimming rear view mirror. Low tire pressure warning system


Suggested Improvements

none at this time.


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