ford does not stand by its product.
3.8l eng. with head gasket leaks and
trans. problems. (replaced twice) Even
under warranty, ford refused to assist
customer. You get the run around. Ask
ford for help, they till you its the
Dealer. Ask the Dealer for help, they
say you have to ask ford.
The tow truck that hauled it away!
Take responsibility for your mistakes!
They made a HORRIBLE engine. (see
recalls on the 95' 3.8l) Refused to
help good folks who bought the 96'.
This has been a great vehicle, absolutely no problems. I have only done routine maintance and I plan to buy a new Freestar this year to replace this. Too bad the resale is not a bit better but I have certainly gotten my money's worth - almost ten years old and paid less then $20K new, that ends up less than $175 a month including maintenance.
The biggest mistake of our automobile buying lives. We like the room and the ride in general. But it is now limited to going only to Home Depot and the dump on weekends. I would never trust it outside our neighborhood. Replaced everything so far, including engine. Read the other reviews here. They won't say anything we can't say.
Room when all the seats are out.
Remove them all from the road and turn them into housing for the homeless.
I bought this van 6 years ago. It had 140,000 miles when I bought it. It ran pretty well. I have had to replace a few very expensive parts. The ABS keeps messing up my front breaks (I have to replace them every year). The speed sensor is bad, and have had to replace the O2 sensors. The rear defrost fried and does not work, thank goodness for my garage. The seats are very heavy to take out, as well. Over-all, the van has been pretty good to me. Has not left me stranded anywhere. I'm able to drive long hauls with no problems. I do wished it had the drivers side sliding door. It's ok, though. My boys call it the NASCAR Van. lol
The power, the room it has, the AC and heat, comfy, and the engine fairly easy to access most parts. It's very reasonable on gas mileage as well, especially, for the mileage it has.
Just make sure that the best engine and tranny parts are put in the vans. In other words, the quality could be better.
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