2005 Ford Freestar Minivan 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.
The room in it is great. I have removed the second seat and can load anything in from all sides. Great gas mileage 21 all around 25 on trip
brakes are a little spongy and transmission should be replaced with a better one.
2005 Ford Freestar Minivan 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.
good highway cruiser, not bad around town either, for a van. Dvd player, dual zone heat & a/c.
Adjustable headrests, better control of rear a/c vents.
2005 Ford Freestar Minivan 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!
SAFETY RATINGS! Quiet ride. Solid built Airbags galore Adjustable pedals - my wife is 5 2 power doors. A good deal!
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