Last post on Jul 16, 2012 at 3:25 PM
You are in the Ford Freestar
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Ford Freestar, Mercury Monterey, Van
#19 of 22 i have an 05 freestar
Jun 26, 2010 (8:49 am)
I live in Stoney Creek, Ontario, Canada... just down the road from Oakville where the Freestar/Windstar are assembled... I owned a 96, 98, and 2000 Windstar and I loved everyone of them, but at the time, Ford had the red carpet lease program, so I was trading them in ever 2 years, or for me about 60,000 km's (running well and still under warranty)...
I understand the issues, but after switching to a 2003 Honda Pilot for 4 years, but after that lease expired, I ended up going back to a Freestar... big reason: cost... I purchased a loaded year old 2005 Freestar Sport with 30,000kms on it... I saw the original invoice from the dealer, as it was in the glove box... 34,000 taxes in... I paid $18,600 after 13 months!!!... and I must say its been fine, EXCEPT for when I had the problem with water that got into the PCM (power control module), which made the whole vehicle shut off while driving! Ridiculous, but after researching the problem on Edmunds I found the solution and solved it myself... it was simple and cost me under $10...
Would I have rather purchased a Honda Oddesy or Toyota Sienna? ABSOLUTEY, but they were twice the price, and I couldnt afford one at the time or I might have considered it...
Anyways, I understand they arent the best of the best, but I enjoy my Freestar, other than the 4.2L sucks gas big time...
Thanks for reading....
#20 of 22 Re: Freestar Seating [old89lsc]
May 03, 2011 (8:52 am)
#21 of 22 Re: Would you recommend purchasing the Freestar? [dudette3]
Oct 26, 2011 (9:32 am)
No, never the auto is a piece of garbage. It not Ford's fault it is the union workers that build garbage.
So now most auto built by Ford are garbage too expensive.
Jul 16, 2012 (3:25 pm)
Just bought my second used Freestar for under six grand, only because of an accident that meant I needed a quick replacement. Not at all sure whats up with all the negative posters. I already miss my first one, put a load of miles on it and it certainly ran cheaper than my brother in law's Honda Odyssey that had its tranny fall off. Just a good reliable vehicle. Let the other posters on this site pay 200 bucks for a headlight on their import if they really want to.