I know Ford's get sbashed around a lot for reliability issues etc, but I am
in the process of replaceing an old minivan, and I find the $6000 rebate on
the 2005 Freestar attractive, as it includes the Employee discount also. Is
this van being discounted so heavily because it is a lousy van? or is that
actually a good deal? It seems the later Windstars eliminated some of its
reliability woes. I heard the early ones blew head gaskets easily. Any
information apppreciated. My local dealer has several entry level Freestars
new at $15,995 with rebate and employee incentive.
The Vibe is a small 4cy vehicle, nothing like the Freestar.
The Freestar has a different drive train and has proven to
be a good dependable vehicle from what we see in our business.
Only to those who like it. Personally, I think they are way cool because of
their shape and functionality. Of course, I like the Aztec, too, so you
could argue that I am cool- impaired. ;-)
If you don't like the Element, don't buy one.
1) Taste changes over time.
2) Not all the journalists said the Aztec was butt-ugly. A lot of them said
the Aztec was a truck a lot of people are either going to love or hate.
3) The Honda Element is cool. They are not only saying that because of the
cool shape, but because of the funcationality of the vehicle. It is a
perfectly consistant thing to say that the Aztec is ugly, but the element is
cool. It is a matter of taste.
This is a great deal !!! I looked at one but my earlier version still is in
great shape and in California you pay sales tax and registration fees based
on the non discounted/non rebate price. Sales tax and License on base
Windstar in California about $2800. If you need a new Van go for it. Howard
So far I am happy with my 2005 Freestar Sports, though it is a gas eater but
so are most minvan. One thing I like to point out to you if you plan to buy
one with a DVD entertainment system built in. Don't, cause it can only play
1 type of media which is commercial pressed DVD movies. It can't play VCD or
backup dvd. Goodluck with your purchase.
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