2006 Ford Freestar Overview


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2006 Ford Freestar Overview

The 2006 Ford Freestar was praised as the 'safest minivan on the market', but it was hardly a safe bet for the folks at Ford. Despite some pretty nifty engineering that made the '06 Freestar a safe, stable, quiet, and comfortable ride, the vehicle never quite found its niche.

Part of the problem was the Freestar's ongoing identity crisis: is it a van? A wagon? An SUV/van crossover? Another issue was the declining popularity of minivans in general. And, of course, in a year when gas prices topped $3 per gallon (however temporarily), buyers were shying away from big vehicles in general.

Actually, the '06 Ford Freestar's fuel efficiency is pretty respectable, with 17 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. And the Freestar is a solid people-hauler with quite a bit of versatility, in terms of interior configuration. Somehow, though, buyers stayed away in droves.

One group that did embrace the 2006 Freestar was drivers with disabilities. The Freestar's low-to-the-ground styling made it easy to enter and exit (as well as to customize with wheelchair ramps and lifts), and the roomy interior was a boon to people needing space for assistive devices.

The 2006 Ford Freestar was available as a cargo van, and in three passenger trims: SE, SEL, and Limited. The Limited edition offered a lot of luxury touches, like power sliding doors, heated mirrors, leather upholstery, and second-row bucket seats, but even the most basic model offered a cocoon of comfort.


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    2006 Ford Freestar Heat On Driver Side Will Not Shut Off

    When cold air conditioning is on cold air will come out of all vents in the van except on the drivers side. Only hot air will come out.

    127 views with 3 answers (last answer about a day ago)

    A/c And Heat Only Comes Through Defrost Vent

    It's a 06 Ford Freestar v6 3.9L a/c and heat only comes through defrost vent. Took it to 2 auto shops and both said it's the "controller". I assuming it's the Manual Heat AC Temp Temperature Climate ...

    9 views with no answers yet

    How Do You Keep The Rear Hatch Handle From Coming Off All The Time?

    5 views with 1 answer (last answer 2 months ago)

    Why Does The Alarm And Door Locks Keep Activating At Random

    14 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)

    Error Code P0420, And P0452. What Are The Possible Causes? Are They Related...

    The car hesitates at initial acceleration. Power flattens out when driving on freeway. Need to pass smog real soon. I had a minor tune up recently and van ran better for a short period. Check engine...

    209 views with 5 answers (last answer about a year ago)