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Nice people hauler
By 3kids&adog on 06/22/10 20:07 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

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.
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Still satisfied
By Family Priorities on 09/23/09 06:52 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

We shopped around quite a bit with all brands of vans at the time, and Ford had the best safety at the time and historically. Safety of GM and Chrysler were unacceptable. Honda's was same as Chrysler, and had history of trans issues. Toyota had brought up their safety to match 5 star, but only more recently, and had history of engine sludge issues. Drives well, comfortable even on long trips, and plenty of room for kids and all associated junk. No major problems up to now. Good gas mileage and surprising performance for something of this weight, which is really what we needed for a double stroller, etc.
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2005 Freestar
By kevin walsh on 08/25/06 14:29 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Excellent vehicle, purchased from dealer certified with 12K miles & 1 retail owner. $15,600, can't beat that. We like the 2nd row captains seats. Drives as minivan should, solid & rattle free. Completely satisfied.
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Not recommended for families
By b austin on 05/16/06 09:02 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

The gas mileage is not good for the amount of comfort and conveniences that a van should provide. The rear seats are not very comfortable for adults. Seat belt reminders are annoying. Tire pressure gauges are very handy. The brakes are prone to glaze over. Maybe they are not equipped for the weight of The vehicle. This surprises me since this vehicle is designed for the "soccer mom". The expense of the vehicle, the cost of fuel, the constant brake repairs, and the cost of registration for the weight of this vehicle are not worth it for the amount of comfort or conveniences supposedly offered in a minivan. I would choose something else if I were looking to take a big loss on this and trade it in.
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Rattles and noises
By James Littlefield on 05/25/05 14:37 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Isn't it possible for Ford to build an auto that doesn't have rattles in it and doesn't sound like a cement mixer when idling? Friends of ours have a new Toyoda van and when idling, it is impossible to hear it running. My new Freestar sounds like a cement mixer compared to the Toyota. Also at times there is a noise from behind the dash that sounds 100% like a tuning fork. Have taken van back to garage, and of course it doesn't act up! Am I the only one that has had these problems?
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Freestar Perfromance
By Joe on 04/12/05 18:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

Great basic van. Very practical. First minivan purchased. 3.9L engine is weak for the weight but delivers good mileage. Excellent safety record.
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awesome
By vicki on 04/12/05 17:49 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

This vehicle is a 2 year lease and I got it before a huge snow storm. The vehicle just cruised through the snow with little swerving and sliding. The only complaint I have is the aerodynamics; if you roll down the back window without the front being down your head will pound really bad; otherwise it is good in all conditions and great for carrying things I sell at flea markets and there is plenty of room. Would recommmend for reliability.
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Freestar
By aperry on 03/19/05 15:04 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

This van, while very safe feeling, handles more like a small truck.
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Freestar SES
By allisonw on 01/15/05 10:42 AM (PST)

Vehicle

2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)

Review

I have only had this minivan for a few days but I like it very much. I have the optional 17 inch rims, so the ride is much smoother than on the 2005 Caravan that I rented last spring. I don't understand why this van received such low ratings from consumer magazines and online services, because I actually find it far superior to the Caravan that they love to rave about.
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