If you want a solid minivan then you should consider this one. I looked at the other competitors and they're all great. I made the final decision on price and dealer experience. My second choice was the Nissan, third Honda, and last Toyota. I simply refuse to buy a Toyota because the dealers never budge on price. I've driven Ford and Nissan products and will stick with them in the future.
Good ride. Very comfortable. Fold away rear seat, rear air, and sliding doors. We just completed a vacation trip and the van performed great.
Add auto/electronic lumbar vs the manual lumbar. Add full stow away for the middle captain chairs. Remove hand brake and go back to the floor brake and increase size of front middle storage compartment.
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?
Great van to drive, very comfortable.
Better sound absorbing insulation. Also better quality control.
2005 Ford Freestar Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
The Freestar is perfect for a VMI conversion for handicapped drivers! The ride is smooth, especially on the highway. The is not much wind noise, either. My conversion adds A LOT of weight and modifies the aerodynamics to the van which hinders fuel economy slightly.
Everything is easily within reach. The instrument panel is clearly read.