Back to the Drawing Board
By Bill Wilson on
2004 Ford Freestar SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
The Freestar is a let down compared to the Windstar I traded in on it. Ford has been trying to play catch up with Honda and Toyota for years and fell flat on their face for the Freestar. I have returned to the dealership 9 times for quality related repairs. 3 of which are a non fixable brake squeal that will bring you out of your seat when you hear it. They manufactured a kit that adjust the pads so the squeal is quieter, but the pad braces keep breaking because they are made from cheap thin sheet metal. The rear captains chairs threads are even coming apart at the seams and they are only used 1% of the time when I have someone riding in the back. I have purchased my last FORD.
I do like the extra storage in the doors and on the dash. The fold away third seat is nice also.
Put the quality back in the car before you put the name FORD on it.