by tster1 on May 23, 2013 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
there is a well documented transmission/cruise/torque converter/PCM relationship issue I have experienced. Tranny blew and dealer says not torque converter to blame. It was a sudden and catastrophic failure.
by charles gillespie on Oct 11, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestar SE 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
This has been a good experience for me. The only problem I've had was the transmission quit at about 82,000 miles and it cost me 1,800 to rebuild I have talked to other owners with the same problem. They should call a recall. I have saved my repair bill. I am a senior citizen and had to borrow money to have it fixed. But I love the van.
by 3kids&adog on Jun 22, 2010 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestar SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)
We bought this van used with about 17,000 miles. It has cloth bench seats and an optional factory overhead DVD player. Has been quite reliable so far. Now has 113,000 or so miles, and has developed a bit of a miss, maybe even transmission shudder, but the dealer says it just need a tune up. Good value, I'll post again after the tune-up.
by Steve May on Dec 27, 2009 Vehicle: 2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
No, this is not a Honda Odyssey or a Toyota Sienna - both of them IMO are overpriced and you might as well as go for the Korean vans then. The FORD is a capable, SAFE, comfortable and quiet people hauler. It has sufficient room and handles fine. It feels and drives built solid! The steering is good and the brakes are strong. The motor is quiet and is plenty of torque whether it's loaded or not - 4.2L will do that. And yes, it does not get 20 mpg in town but the engine barely works to get the job done.....that means a long life providing it's taken care of. We have a friends with an 4.0L AERO STAR with 190K on it...going strong! A good van and a good deal!
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