Ford Freestar for Sale in Nigeria
Manufactured by American Automobile makers, Ford Motor Company, the Ford Freestar was manufactured between 2003 to 2007, to replace the Ford Windstar. The Ford Freestar did not make tremendous sales, as it failed to meet the minivan driver demographics needs, which included stay – at home mothers, also known as “Soccer moms”. With its low sales, it was also discontinued, and replaced with the passenger version of the cargo van, Ford Tournero also known as the Ford Transit. Not manufactured or marketed by the Accredited Ford Motors Company dealers in Nigeria, the Ford Freestar is being shipped in by private individuals and car dealers all across the country offering foreign used and locally used versions of the minivan. A good number of those dealers are registered on the Jumia Car platform, which helps people search for reasonably priced pre – owned vehicles.
What to know when Buying Ford Freestar
Performance and Specifications of Ford Freestar
The Ford Freestar is a 4 door minivan manufactured on the Ford V platform. It is available in three trim levels; SE, SEL and Limited versions. The base trim which is the SE has a 3.9 litre V6 engine which produces 240 lb-ft of torque. The SEL trim comes with a 4.2 litre V6 engine which generates 201 Horsepower and 264 lb – ft of torque. With this engine capacities, the average fuel economy ratings comes to 18.6 miles per gallon.
How is the design of Ford Freestar
A seven seater minivan, the interior of the base model comes standard with Air conditioning, full power accessories, a CD player and keyless entry. The Ford Freestar SE model adds tri-zone air-conditioning, power driver seat and second-row captain's chairs, while the Limited trim includes leather upholstery and automatic climate control. With its sleek design and front wheel drive layout, the Ford Windstar has a better exterior design than many of the minivans in its category. Trading passenger safety with exterior design, the Ford Freestar maintained many of the features of its predecessor the Ford Windstar, but achieves continuity in the style and design of the Ford minivans. The Chrome grille introduced on the Ford Freestar gives it a distinctive look, along with its large body, which is streamlined but maintains a rigid body form to provide protection from impact.
What are the standout features of the Ford Freestar?
For its shortcomings in fuel economy and design, the Ford Freestar makes up for all of that with its safety features. As safety is an important feature in minivans, the manufacturers of the Ford Freestar focused more on that than any other factor. With a perfect 5 star rating in the NHTSA, the Ford Freestar ensures frontal crash protection. In addition to that, it also possesses features such as Standard Stability Control which helps in reducing the danger of skidding and overall avoidance of a crash. An additional option included for safety were side airbags, which help reduce the impact of a side collision.
Nigerian Used and Tokunbo Ford Freestar in Nigeria
The best and easiest way Nigerians buy Ford Freestar is either from a locally used which is normally registered at a cheaper price compared to a foreign used version which is imported into the country. The foreign used (Tokunbo) Ford Freestar is sold at a higher price because of it general condition and custom charges.
The Best Ford Freestar year to Buy
With one generation produced, the best Ford Freestar to buy in the Nigerian Automobile market would be the 2007 Ford Freestar. A lot did not change between 2004 Ford Freestar to 2007 model, but as cars come, some errors are noticed and corrected in the newer models.
Ford Freestar Price in Nigeria
As the Ford Freestar has been replaced, there are no available brand new models. However, there are a host of foreign previously owned (tokunbo) and Nigerian used Ford Freestars available for purchase locally. The price range could be found below.
Foreign Used (Tokunbo) and Nigerian Used (Registered) Ford Freestar for sale is sold at different prices in Nigeria because of mileage and year of manufacture differences.
- 2004 Ford Freestar – 2007 Ford Freestar: N800,000 – N2,000,000
Overall Remarks of Ford Freestar
Online critiques have blamed the poor sales of the Ford Freestar on its unimpressive fuel economy and lack of interior quality, but the individuals who purchased them had different opinions. Praised for its ample cargo space, simplicity, reasonably drive quality and impressive safety ratings, the Ford Freestar is a remarkable minivan to own. Parents and contractors all around the world are utilising the vehicle on a daily basis, and have chosen them over the competition. Facing competition from the Chrysler Grand Voyager and Mercury Villager, the Ford Freestar has proven to be a proper minivan in its class, and we at Jumia Car recommend it to our readers.