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