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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    SarahTvan
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    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...

    102 views with 5 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
    SarahTvan
    15

    06 Ford Freestar... Does Anybody Else Think These Are Disposable Vehicles? ...

    error codes gallore, rear window motors won't work. Rear hatch door wont latch headlights very dim......

    21 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 months ago)
    SarahTvan
    15

    What Could Be The Possible Cause Of Both Rear Side Window Motors Failing? W...

    Both side rear window motors fail to operate. Windows are stuck in the open position. Motors cannot be rotated manually. Other than removing interion panels and removing the motors themselves I dont...

    37 views with 1 answer (last answer 6 months ago)
    sg1980
    0

    My 2006 Ford Freestar's Passenger Seat Belt Is Locked, How Di Get It Unlock...

    73 views with 1 answer (last answer about a year ago)
    mathlete005
    0

    I Have A Loud Clunking Noise Coming From The Back Half Of The Car.

    The clunks get faster (and louder) as the car goes faster (it seems related to tire rotation speed rather than to engine RPM). The clunks are one every few seconds at 5-10 mph, and I can also feel th...

    71 views with 2 answers (last answer about a year ago)