2005 Ford Freestar Consumer Review: Not recommended for families

2005 Ford Freestar - Consumer Review

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Cargo Cargo Minivan (3.9L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Not recommended for families
By b austin on


2005 Ford Freestar Cargo 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A)


The gas mileage is not good for the amount of comfort and conveniences that a van should provide. The rear seats are not very comfortable for adults. Seat belt reminders are annoying. Tire pressure gauges are very handy. The brakes are prone to glaze over. Maybe they are not equipped for the weight of The vehicle. This surprises me since this vehicle is designed for the "soccer mom". The expense of the vehicle, the cost of fuel, the constant brake repairs, and the cost of registration for the weight of this vehicle are not worth it for the amount of comfort or conveniences supposedly offered in a minivan. I would choose something else if I were looking to take a big loss on this and trade it in.

Best Features

Delayed shut off of accessories allows you to roll up the windows, hear your radio, and use interior lights until the doors are opened. Warning lights for potential problems are very nice.

Worst Features

Should be better equipped for the price. The engineers should redesign the brake system to allow for the weight of this vehicle. Not a good place to cut costs!
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