Ford Freestar- Should I Buy One?
Hi we are thinking of getting a Ford Freestar for my younger brother. He is a 25 year old male, how have car insurance rates been on this unit? I think he is interested in a base level model, not much add-ons. What kind of prices are people paying for this vehicle? What kind of fuel mileage are you getting? I would appreciate any information that you are able to provide. Thank you for your time.
I have seen some affordable Freestars, but they almost always have a middle bench seat. I have found used captain chairs available, but not having been inside a Freestar I am not sure that I can swap the bench for them.
Does anyone know if you can swap out the middle bench for captain chairs?
If not, how much spacing is there between the car seat positions in the middle bench?
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....
So now most auto built by Ford are garbage too expensive.