Re: '04 Freestar (6k miles)
In article <ovLif.6503$N45.firstname.lastname@example.org>,
"C. E. White" <email@example.com> wrote:
> "yisroel" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> > Bought it new 5 months ago.
> > Works fine, but the ENGINE is loud.
> > When standing outside it (idling) sounds like a truck.
> > I have noticed it since I bought it (new) months ago,
> > but just the other day when a friend with a Grand Caravan
> > drove into my yard it REALLY became obvious.
> > I don't know anything is "broken", but it sure sounds
> > like an inferior product.
> > Is there less sound insulation or something that a dealer might look at?
> > Just loud, like a diesel really.
> Have you listened to a similar Freestar? I took a look at the information
> at Cars.com and one of the "cons" listed for this model was engine noise.
> Likewise Consumer Reports said " The engines are still noisy..." and "The
> optional 201-hp, 4.2-liter V6 in our Freestar provides good performance, but
> it sounds and feels harsh. A 3.9-liter V6 is standard." So it is possible
> that your engine is "normal" for a Freestar at least. But I have not heard
> one that sounded like a diesel, so I suggest that you at least ask the Ford
> dealer to let you listen to a similar one to see if your is especially noisy
> and possibly broken. I can't imagine that it can be any noiser than my SO's
> Plymouth van's engine, so I do suggest you at least check further.
Thanks for thoughtful and informative response.
I will do just that.
All the best-