Used 2005 Ford Freestar Minivan

2005 Ford Freestar
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2005 Ford Freestar


  • Plenty of safety features, upscale looks inside and out, roomy interior, dealers' willingness to discount.


  • Unrefined powertrains with less horsepower and worse fuel mileage than most competitors, low-grade interior materials, hard-to-remove second-row seats, can't get a navigation system.

Used 2005 Ford Freestar Minivan for Sale

Ford Freestar 2005 SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A)
99,386 miles
Used 2005
Ford Freestar
Blaise Alexander Chevrolet Of Greencastle
53.6 mi away
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Edmunds' Expert Review

The Freestar has all the right safety features, but with better appointed, more refined minivans available from Chrysler, Honda, Nissan, Toyota and even Kia, it ultimately doesn't measure up.

2005 Highlights

For 2005 trim levels have been renamed and package content has been slightly refined. A liftgate spoiler is available on the SES, and Class I and Class II towing packages are available on all models.

Consumer reviews

Read what other owners think about the 2005 Ford Freestar.

Overall Consumer Rating

Most helpful consumer reviews

Transmission issue
there is a well documented transmission/cruise/torque converter/PCM relationship issue I have experienced. Tranny blew and dealer says not torque converter to blame. It was a sudden and catastrophic failure.
Built Ford Tough
I bought this van with 89K on it for my daughter. She was happy just to get some wheels and I wanted a lot of iron around her. It's about to turn over 200K and still going strong. It needed a head gasket a while back and some breaks a couple of times. The transmission seems fine and I had synthetic ATF put in it when I bought it. I like Ford vans.
Front end problems
The van overall is nice and very roomy... But, there is a problem with the front ends with these vheicles... It is almost like they just trew them together....
Van has been in dealer's repair shop 4x in 2 month
Bill Gould,09/17/2015
I bought this van used with 150xxx miles on it and was very, very happy with it. It is comfortable to ride in. I buy and sell used furniture and I removed the second row seats so that I can carry a lot of "cargo". It handles very well. Put on full set of new tires and the ride was improved, very smooth and quiet. BUT....out of the blue one day I lost power without warning (later found that this was fairly common on this model). Dealer replaced torque converter because it was a recall item. It has been back into the repair shop three other times since them, each time I was told it was one sensor or another, which were replaced. It is currently in the repair shop for the fourth time, has been there five days already and no word on what will make it work the way it is supposed to. Thankfully I have a free loaner car to use while waiting to hear. Great car, ..........until it breaks down.
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Features & Specs

16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
16 city / 21 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
16 city / 22 hwy
Seats 7
4-speed automatic
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NHTSA Overall Rating

The National Highway Transportation Safety Administration offers independent analysis.
  • Frontal Barrier Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver5 / 5
    Passenger5 / 5
  • Side Crash Rating
    OverallNot Rated
  • Side Barrier Rating
    OverallNot Rated
    Driver4 / 5
    PassengerNot Rated
  • Combined Side Barrier & Pole Ratings
    Front SeatNot Rated
    Back SeatNot Rated
  • Rollover
    Rollover4 / 5
    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
    Risk Of RolloverNot Rated
IIHS Rating
The Insurance Institute of Highway Safety uses extensive crash tests to determine car safety.
  • Side Impact Test
    Not Tested
  • Roof Strength Test
    Not Tested
  • Rear Crash Protection / Head Restraint
    Not Tested
  • IIHS Small Overlap Front Test
    Not Tested
  • Moderate Overlap Front Test

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Used 2005 Ford Freestar Minivan Overview

The Used 2005 Ford Freestar Minivan is offered in the following styles: SEL 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A), S 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), Limited 4dr Minivan (4.2L 6cyl 4A), SES 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), SE 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A), and Cargo 4dr Minivan (3.9L 6cyl 4A).

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Should I lease or buy a 2005 Ford Freestar?

Is it better to lease or buy a car? Ask most people and they'll probably tell you that car buying is the way to go. And from a financial perspective, it's true, provided you're willing to make higher monthly payments, pay off the loan in full and keep the car for a few years. Leasing, on the other hand, can be a less expensive option on a month-to-month basis. It's also good if you're someone who likes to drive a new car every three years or so.

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