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Not recommended for families
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By b austin
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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.


Best Features

Delayed shut off of accessories allows you to roll up the windows, hear your radio, and use interior lights until the doors are opened. Warning lights for potential problems are very nice.


Worst Features

Should be better equipped for the price. The engineers should redesign the brake system to allow for the weight of this vehicle. Not a good place to cut costs!


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Family of Five
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By wlehr
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2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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Plenty of Power. Ample cargo space even w/o folding rear seat into floor. Plenty of leg room for all sizes of passengers. Smooth transmission, Great in the snow. Console not cluttered, can reach all controls w/o taking eyes off of the road. Handy convex mirror for easy passenger viewing. Great family vehicle


Best Features

Space, Space, Space. Rear seat folds flat. You can fit a twin size mattress on the floor flat w/ 8" to spare front to back. Aux electric in rear is nice for Playstation hookup. You'll never hear "Are we there yet!"


Worst Features

Get the 4.2 for towing, but base engine is fine for basic family, good pick-up on the acceleration. For its intended use, family transportation, this van doesn't need much improvement. The only thing I can think of is if you have the DVD player it would be nice to be able to have the controls in the front console.


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An excellent all around vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By Peter Leechh
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2005 Ford Freestar Minivan Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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My previous vehicle was a late model Lexus LS, a very good car, but I am just as happy driving the Freestar & it is more practical. Highly recommend it!


Best Features

Style, driving, quiet, rattle free, no trouble!


Worst Features

Better seat folding arrangement to give more usable flat floor area.


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Great Van for the Money
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By F.J. Rogers
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2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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The Freestar is a very good value for the dollar. The 3.9 engine performs and offers good fuel mileage. The van's design offers good visibility and the controls and gauges are all in the right places. There is good driver and front passenger leg room. The third seat is a little cramped, a complaint that is common for most minivans. When equipped, the van will tow 3,500 lbs., allowing for a small family boat or utility trailer to be pulled. Once again a good value in the minivan market.


Best Features

Towing capacity, value for dollar, and overall quality.


Worst Features

More comfortable seats, including built in child seats.


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Great Family-Mobile
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By truckboy1
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2005 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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My family loves this van, and visitors and guests love the comfort of the ride compared to my previous BMW sedan. Plenty of room when relatives ride along, and it has not let us down yet when it comes to reliability. My visiting parents commented how impressed they were with the quality of this Ford. My father had previously sworn-off Fords after his earlier fiasco with his Mustang decades ago.


Best Features

Bucket second row seats and the quiet interior and well placed instrumentation. Wife has claimed the vehicle, even though I bought it for myself. (She did not like minivans until she drove mine!).


Worst Features

The third row seat should be angled up more instead of flat, for better comfort for taller people. Standard blinkers on side mirrors.


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