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Dont Buy, Lemon, Lemon Sitting In My Yard
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By christ
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


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3 transmissions, 2 engines, only one covered by Ford, another new head gasket for second engine,$1,500 in brakes, broken sway bar, locks lock and unlock while driving, and now only drivers side lock works. I canít open the back hatch or the light stays on and canít turn it off and then the battery dies. Antilock brake sensors in front have had to be replaced. The dealer didn't stand behind this van. I called about the transmission and no heat 31 days after I purchased it. I bought it from a Dodge dealer with an extended warranty for an extra $1,800 and they sold me a Dodge warranty, which no one would honor except a lot over one hour away. Ford didnít stand behind this van, I made many attempts. I have put on 31,000 in four years, cause it never runs.


Best Features

Nothing, the radio doesnít even work. You have to hit the dash for it to come on, when it shuts itself off, and itís a factory radio/cassette. Look at the Ford recalls on this thing, they will only fix it they think is necessary.


Worst Features

Scrap yard dťcor. I wouldn't even sell this van, itís a lemon. I bought for my kids and it was all I could afford. I would not put my kids in this lemon thing. Ford has many of my complaints on file and won't help, and the dealer told me it was my problem.


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Wish I'd Traded It Sooner
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By The Hooks
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1995 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (1995.5)


Review

We just spent $2,000 on a rebuilt transmission hoping to keep the car until the 12 month repair warranty ran out. Unfortunately two months in the head gasket blew and now we're out of luck. We bought it with 38K miles and thank God we paid for the extended warranty. Still spent a lot over the years on brakes, electrical, etc. Ford did cover the head gaskets three years ago but now their extended warranty has expired. Can't figure out how Ford expects buyers to return in the face of such poor reliability and their unwillingness to stand behind the product.


Best Features

Convenience for hauling the family and friends. Most of the cockpit features were OK.


Worst Features

Ford must do much better in terms of mechanical systems. Can't afford to take the risk of buying a new Ford 500 and then starting to pay through the nose for maintenance.


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Really?
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By fordbsb
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1995 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (1995.5)


Review

Well, the ford windstar has taken me places when i could depend on it and it is very reliable, even though you have the flat tires and the bad brakes, but everyone gets that. It is very comfortable on the inside and is clean and nice on the outside. It is quiet and suitable for 8 people!


Best Features

My favorite is the center console because it can hold like, tons of things. I also like the automatic headlamps because you dont have to worry about if you left the lights on or not.


Worst Features

They do need more horsepower though because when carrying a lot of people, it is very slow. But it still gets you there and they also need to make the front doors a little lighter that they are, but in all, its a pretty good vehicle for a full fleged family! :)


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Don't buy a Ford
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By armstrongh
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1995 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

Usual Ford problems - Head gasket failure, engine failure, transmission failure, door chimes, etc.. This van now has 74,500 miles on it, but would have more if it was ever out of the repair shop. Stay away from Fords.


Worst Features

Build a decent van. Nothing worked as advertised.


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I love my van
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By telestai
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1995 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (1995.5)


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It has been very faithful. Very nice interior with leather seats,etc. Great for family camping trips, holds everything. Exterior is showing its age. Recently put in $2500 for head gasket.


Best Features

Interior leather seats and dash.


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