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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    Why On My 2006 Ford Freestar

    Why on my freestar does it keep buzzing when i drive

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    Why Does The Speedometer Move Up And Down When Still.

    Why does the speedometer speed up and down. Why did I not have reverse in my 2006 freestar. Turned motor of and restarted engine and had reverse.

    4 views with 1 answer (last answer about a day ago)

    I Installed A Dixie Starter In My 2006 Ford Freestar (4.2) And I Need To Kn...

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    Runs Good At Idle But When You Give It The Gas It Chokes Up

    The van sounds good when it's idling but when you give it the gas it just starts choking up is the best way I can explain it

    3 views with no answers yet

    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.

    130 views with 3 answers (last answer 4 weeks ago)