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2004 Ford Freestar

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Ford Freefall
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By jgenovese
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2004 Ford Freestar S 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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transmission failed at 45000 miles without warning. The vehicle was impeccably maintained. The failure was not do to neglect or abuse. Of course, this was after the warranty was up, (barely), so Ford is hanging us out to dry. So much for rewarding customer loyalty. (This was the 9th new Ford I have bought in 23 years.)


Worst Features

Issue a recall on the defective transmissions before someone gets killed when theirs fails without warning.


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Alright Van
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By portoluri
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2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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It is big inside and the captain's chairs and double open doors work well with a 2 yr old and newborn. I have had problems with the sliding doors sticking, and he brakes you practically have to put your foot to the floor to stop, and when at the shop they say there's nothing wrong w/the brakes, and I always have a vibrating steering wheel, which they say the car just needs to "warm up". I had an SUV before and get about the same gas mileage as I did with that for city 15-18 miles, w/gas at over $3 a gallon, it's very expensive! The paint has chipped off from the radio controls, Overall, there is a lot of space and rides nice. Don't know if I would buy another van or Ford van again.


Best Features

Dual control heat/cool for the front and the rear heat/cool, ride, seats are comfortable, the fold down back seat, the storage area in the "trunk" holds strollers and all the other stuff for the kids, acceleration. I love having the controls for the radio on steering wheel


Worst Features

Brakes, fold flat seats in the middle, better gas mileage, awd version. We bought is used at a good price, but the price new is extremely high


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My 2004 Ford Freestar Van
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By Al Hudgens
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2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


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Always wanted a van and purchased this to help my Mom move from Calif to Washington State and it performed great on the mountain highways. Plenty of room. Scheduled services priced way lower than my experience with a Honda Accord. Road noise is my only complaint.


Best Features

Power driver's seat and good acceleration when needed.


Worst Features

Needs soundproofing somewhere to make it easier to hear my music.


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poor and unrelieable
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By Tara Burns
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2004 Ford Freestar Cargo Van 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


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everything is breaking, mirrors, heat seats, doors, transmissions, wheel problems that the dealer wont' fix.


Best Features

the only favorite feature doesn't work anymore,


Worst Features

better customer service, Ford should stand by their cars and fix things that shouldn't break this soon in the purchase. They are money hogs.


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Reliable van
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By nymetfan
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2004 Ford Freestar SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Engine is a bit crude, gas mileage is poor (16-18 mpg), but it has been a reliable, reasonably comfortable, safe family vehicle. Not a single mechanical failure in the 60000 miles we've driven it, and it now has 85000 miles on it. A refreshing change in reliability from our 97 Caravan.


Best Features

Reliability, safety.


Worst Features

Smoother, more efficient engine, better materials on the dash and doors. (Get rid of the cheap looking plastic!)


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