Ford Freestar alternatives
Latest model: Ford Freestar 2006
The Ford Freestar is a minivan made by the Ford Motor Company. It replaced the Ford Windstar for the 2004 model year. Although it is billed as "all new", it basically is a revamped Windstar. The name change accommodates Ford's strategy to rename their vehicles to words beginning in F. The Ford Freestar, along with its twin the Mercury Monterey are both made in Oakville, Ontario, Canada.
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Ford Freestar details:
The Ford Freestar provides a place for up to seven passengers, it features an electronically controlled 4-speed automatic transmission as the part of traditional equipment. There are five versions available: Ford Freestar (base), SE, Sport, SEL, and Limited. In the US, the Ford Freestar provides two available gasoline-powered V6 engines. The smaller 3. 9 L (available only in the US) developes a maximum performance of 193 hp (144 Kw) at 4500 RPM and 240 ft·lbf (325 N·m) of torque at 3750 RPM, while the larger 4. 2 L provides a performance of 201 hp (150 Kw) at 4250, rpm and 263 ft·lbf (357 N·m) of torque at 3650 RPM. While the smaller motor is on the base model in the US, the larger 4. 2L motor is traditional on all models in Canada (it has been suggested that this is thanks to Canadian winters).
Sales of the Ford Freestar and Monterey have been slow in the US, but sells in higher volumes in Canada (despite that the Monterey isn't available in Canada). Ford may stop production of the Ford Freestar after the 2007 model year. Reportedly Ford will produce the retro-styled Ford Fairlane three-row crossover SUV in 2008.