2006 Ford Freestar Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
We also own a 1999 Windstar. We decided this time we would probably move to the Honda or Toyota minivans to get some of the conveniences and creature comforts they offered. Upon shopping around, we found that, for the final money paid, it was a "no-brainer" and we're in a 2005 Freestar. When we considered cost, safety ratings, comfort and looks, the Ford was the best value by far.
Safety! We have four younger children, and safety is our number one concern. Beyond that, however, we like a lot of the other amenities as well.
Compared to the other minivans in this class, the fuel mileage is not great. Also, I would like to see a DVD system standard in the Limited.