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1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Mark Danico
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2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Loved the van until the problems started then it has been all down hill from there to the poit to where we are considering turning it in to a plant pot cause it don't move anymore.


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None


Worst Features

Get Ford to take them all back like Toyota did with there trucks and give incentives to purchase a new vehicle


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Nice people hauler
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By 3kids&adog
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2005 Ford Freestar SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

good highway cruiser, not bad around town either, for a van. Dvd player, dual zone heat & a/c.


Worst Features

Adjustable headrests, better control of rear a/c vents.


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A capable people hauler
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Steve May
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2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Best Features

SAFETY RATINGS! Quiet ride. Solid built Airbags galore Adjustable pedals - my wife is 5 2 power doors. A good deal!


Worst Features

The seat cushions could be a bit higher in the back but for kids they are just fine. Independant suspension would be nice but then an axle is good for loads and towing. Gas mileage is


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Don't Buy A Freestar Van
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By Found On Road Dead
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2005 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Don't buy a Freestar van. Strict with Honda or Toyota vans. This is my last Ford. This van orginal cost was $30K. It cost me $3,000 to get this van fixed with only 40K miles and I still have problems.


Best Features

This was a 2005 SEL model, top of the line interior and accessories. The only positive feature I have found.


Worst Features

Front Wheel Transmission Failure. Ford needs to recall these lemons


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Still satisfied
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Family Priorities
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2005 Ford Freestar 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.


Best Features

MP3 6-CD changer, seats that fold into the floor, lots of room: we hauled a huge amount of bamboo from a nursery several hundred miles away, with the kids in the middle row of seats. It was quite a sight!


Worst Features

Better resale would be nice: it's worth less than half what we paid for it; but we knew when we bought it that vans were going out of style and declining in value. That's why Ford stopped making them. We plan to drive it until the wheels fall off, so it really doesn't matter.


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