2004 Ford Freestar Consumer Review: Solid but spartan Minivan
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2004 Ford Freestar - Consumer Review

2004 Ford Freestar

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Solid but spartan Minivan
By Ken on

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2004 Ford Freestar SE 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

This is my Fleet Vehicle for work; provided new after having driven the Windstar for a year. I LOVED the Windstar features, the Freestar was a downgrade for interior comfort, in my opinion. I do 35,000 miles per year, mostly highway driving, so the interior is important to me for 10 hours per week. In short, the seat design was uncomfortable; especially the angle of the immovable headrest for a 6'-3" head. The thin plastic interior paneling felt and looked like polyethylene Tupperware. Reliability, mileage, exterior styling were excellent. I have the original brakes, tires and only normal maintenance is required.

Best Features

Exterior styling, good handling and driving for minivan. Multiple interior power outlets. Excellent use of rear seating; folds up for cargo, easy to restore seats. Map console on top dash is easy to access. Middle rear bench seat reclines or folds down; rear seat folds into floor; very good!

Worst Features

Front seat headrests are angled forward; no comfortable seating angle for tall people. Interior paneling is cheesy plastic. Feels cheap compared to previous year's Windstar. Somewhat complex dashboard. Try to find rear defroster button while driving.
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