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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan

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Bought this brand new falling apart
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By momma2
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought this since my husband is an employee of Ford and we do everything suppose to change oil etc. Our warranty was up and that day our fuel gage went we got a fuel comm error not found on the manual called around to get prices Ford dealership wants to charge me 400 for diagnostic test not including to fix it. The traction control has a mind on its own works sometimes. I have a honda too its a 97 and we haven't had this many problems. I wanted to buy Ford since my husband works for them but We are already thinking about getting rid of it . They need to recall them!!!


Best Features

beautiful interior. Love the heated seats we have leather so wonderful leather.


Worst Features

computer needs to be better. Gas mileage is horrible, the swaying is horrible and Traction control doesn't always work . And now our fuel gage doesn't work not sure if need new pump or not.


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Flaw in brake cylinder design
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By Israel Barbosa
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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The vehicle is not that good when negotiating a sharp, vehicle leans too much. Rear brake calipers cost me $499.00 they have to be replaced if they extend to far out. Was told by a large reputable brake company, that the caliper is poorly designed and this problem happens frequently with two Ford vans: the Freestar and the Freestyle. the company should address this flaw and replace them with a system that doesn't cost the consumer hundreds to replace Fords poorly designed rear brake system. looking forward to hear something from the Ford company, i'm tempted to inform consumer report, the media etc, etc. Also had to have my 6 cd player changed the disc were getting jammed.


Best Features

The stereo speaker controls are exceptional, love the seating design, love the power. Also love the design of the exterior of the van.


Worst Features

The anti sway needs to be improved, if you hit a slight bump on a turn it sways out to far, can result in a collision. The Ford company should take the responsibility of calling in these vehicle to replace those defective poorly designed rear calipers so that we don't have to pay hundreds to replace


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Not a soccer mom
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By Ontoni
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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I'm not a soccer mom but i have two teens and a big dog. this vehicle fits the bill. comfort, smooth ride and space. It may not be the fastest thing on the road but it will cruise up to 70 and you'll not even know how you got there.


Best Features

Built in DVD player


Worst Features

Power doors, remote start, better active security system


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Get an Import!
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By DIsappointed
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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We have had this for two years and have been to the shop numerous times. The handle on the rear door has fallen off three times, for no reason at all. Since the dealership cannot fix it right, my husband has finally just bolted it to work and stay on. We also have had the radio/CD/Tape console replaced. The mileage could be better. The third row seat can only comfortably seat 3 kids. As I write this, it is broken down at the bus stop and I had to haul my 5 & 3 year old home in the rain! I have owned Hondas since 1992 and decided to take a chance on this Ford due to the great price. Sometimes you get what you pay for! Take my advice, buy the Honda. I know I will next time.


Best Features

Sliding doors, storage space, fold down third seat.


Worst Features

rear door handle, electrical system, cheap interior, gas mileage


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Nice van for the money
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By Stephen
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2004 Ford Freestar Minivan Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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My wife and I bought our 2004 Ford Freestar Limited after several months of researching several brands of minivans. Our van is completely loaded and has the Advance Trac and traction control.


Best Features

The van's interior is well thought out and the 4.2 motor performs well. I also like the safety feature of the Advance trac and traction control.


Worst Features

Poor gas mileage


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