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2006 Freestar

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.5

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Pretty Good Reliable Van for the Money

Sep 21, 2011 (A Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 40 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Roomy, comfortable, quiet, smooth ride, handles well, reliable, fun to drive
Cons: low MPG rating, noisy cheap plastic hubcaps
The Bottom Line: I would definitely recommend this van to someone looking for a low cost, reliable roomy family vehicle.  It has been dependable, it looks good and it rides great.

I have owned my 2006 Freestar since March of 2007.  Overall, it has been a pretty reliable van. The fuel mileage in it isn't very good, however averaging about 16 mpg city and 19 mpg highway.  So far, I've replaced the tires once and the brakes ... read more

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Here we go...

Oct 15, 2006 - Updated Dec 15, 2009 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: No 

Pros: Enough of what's good
Cons: More room for improvement than most.
The Bottom Line: Price. If you need a minivan, this is hands down the most obtainable.

UPDATE *** OVER 3 YEARS LATER ***Well, it's been almost four months since we picked up the van. These are my impressions. Starting at the back and moving forward. The tailgate handle is great. It's easy to grab onto and open. The rear seats fold ... read more

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Not a bad van, not a really good van

Mar 9, 2006 (A Very Helpful review)

Author's Product Rating: 30 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Good ride and handling, smooth powertrain, depreciation if you're buying a used one.
Cons: Rear seating, depreciation if you bought a new one
The Bottom Line: This is pretty much an average van with below-average rear seating. It drives and rides well, the front seats are fine, and the quality is good.

My 2006 Freestar SE van is a company-provided vehicle so I didn't actually buy it, I just get to live with it for the next two years. In my opinion the Freestar isn't a BAD van, it just isn't a really GOOD van. Here are my observations after 3 ... read more

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