So far, so good
By mom of 2 on
2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
I dreaded moving from my Subaru to a minivan, but I love my Freestar! Bought it used (it was a corporate lease) and saved about $15,000 off new price. The 4.2 liter engines gives me plenty of power and considering the size of the vehicle, I'm not unhappy with the fuel economy. I've gotten about 18 mph so far. I like the feeling that I'm driving the vehicle, it's not driving me, like with the Caravan and Sienna I tested. I will buy an extended warranty just in case. Time will tell.
Captain's chairs (the kids love that), flat 3rd row, A/C and media controls in rear. SPACE for stuff!
AWD version, larger rear view mirror, longer arm rests on front chairs.