Well lets see I have had this van for over a year now and other then the minor stuff that my cousin damaged i would say this van is great everyone complains about electrical I am a chevy man and this is the only ford I like so far and its going on a road trip from Florida to New York and back needs new paint but previous owner used it for delivery he did the heads on it I did work for the van but only thing is its a pain to do any thing to the speed sensor and the plugs to do them take off the wiper shroud trust me its easy that way also killer is shifts hard into 1st gotta figure it out but does not slip well past 280000 miles but speedo is broken sad for the others who complain.
A/C ice cold and stereo
interior color that green it has is turning into a royal blue and so far love the blue hate the green.
This vehicle served its intended purpose well - it was a reliable, comfortable and overall fairly inexpensive means of transportation for my family. My wife used it to take my kids around and we used it for family trips. It never gave me any serious problems and got decent fuel mileage. The most important feature of this van was that it saved our lives when we crashed into the back end of a stopped Z-71 Pickup on Rt. 40 in Arkansas. Our van was totaled, the air bags popped, the belts tightened, etc. - the worst injury we had was a broken toe when I kicked the passenger side footwell just before the crash. Thank you Ford!
It has been a reliable vehicle. It had
a head gasket problem but Ford fixed
that. Brakes every 40 - 50,000 miles.
Nothing out of the ordinary.
(except odd electrical problem, Ford
wiring always seems to be an issue)
Purchased this used and have gotten
110,000 miles from it. Comfortable
ride, roomy - adding a fourth door on
newer models definitely an
improvement. Electrical problems,
mostly with interior lights, warning
bells, passenger window, have been
numerous. I am now in need of a head
gasket (last one was installed 2 years
ago). Transmission still good. A/C
and heating have been powerful,
comfortable ride; roomy; reliable
transportation (except for head gaskets
and usual, expected
repairs/maintenance). Sound system
(radio, cassette player, speakers)
strong and reliable; no problems in a 9-
year old car.
Rear bench very heavy - difficult to
remove/replace. FIX ELECTRICAL
PROBLEMS - they are incredibly
irritating (bells that won't stop,
interior and warning lights that won't
go off even when there is no problem);
passenger window has been repaired
several times - no excuse for that.
Bought this car used in early 1997
with 38,000 miles on it. Had no idea
what I was in for. By 68,000 (only
30,000 put on by me) I had replaced
the computer, the head gasket and the
transmission. By 72,000 miles, the
transmission was gone again and the AC
was blowing anti freeze into the car.
This was an extremely comfortable
vehicle to drive. If you had to drive
a mini van this was the one.
Unfortunately, this was a completely
unreliable piece of bad production
that Ford would not stand behind.
This vehicle is garbage. There are too
many factory defects to mention. Do
not buy a 1993 to 1997 Ford or Mercury
(ie. Windstar, Taurus, Sable, these
vehicles are all the same product).
They are all factory defective!!!