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Sad Tale of My Windstar
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By the_five_js
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan


Review

I purchased a 95 Windstar 1 yr old with 15K mi. At first it ran well, great comfort and ride. Then came head gasket failure, resulting in engine rebuild. Ford recalled engines, a year after $4000 bill. Also replaced brake system (2x), trans, speedo head (3x @ $350 a pop). The door ajar chime always turned on/off at random. Towards the end cruise control and FI system failed. I got 140K miles out of this beast, but at WAY too high a cost of ownership. Just donated it to charity since repair estimates were greater than value. To anyone considering Windstars (any year but especially '95), be smart and look elsewhere -- no matter what the price!


Best Features

Great interior comfort; exceptionally smooth ride; good power from 3.8L V6


Worst Features

Windstar has been replaced by Freestar, but anyone considering a Freestar should be warned of Windstar legacy!


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The WIndstar
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By glhouk
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1995 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 3dr Minivan


Review

I have owned my Windstar for about six years. It has proved to be a very good vehicle. Its ride is very comfortable and it is very quiet inside. It has most all the options I need and want and is very versitile. It has great cargo room when seats are removed. I have automatic lights and mirror which I appreciate and the electronic dash has all the information I want. I have driven many newer vans and still have not found one the equal of mine.


Best Features

The electronic dash. The comfortable arm rests of cloth and the door trim which is cloth. Good visibility. Automatic lights and dimming mirror.


Worst Features

Could use a little more power in the engine. I would like an electric compass and backup warning sensors.


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My last ford ever
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By Ernie Votava
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Vehicle

1995 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 3dr Minivan


Review

Problems: head gasket; door chimes (all the time); wipers work sometimes; check engine half the time; seat belts broke in back; HUGE cruise off button was easy to accidentally hit; this was the first vehicle ever that I had to look at the radio to do anything with it. Volume, on/off, presets, every button was the same size and feel. F.O.R.D: Full Of Retarded Design.


Best Features

The check engine light never needed to be replaced. Everything else did. Towed ok w/ tranny cooler. Comfy ride when it ran.


Worst Features

Replace interior w/ Honda design. Replace exterior w/ Honda design. Put a Honda emblem on the hood. Then I'll buy the Windstar again.


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Very Unreliable Vehical
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By Zohaib
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1995 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 3dr Minivan (1995.5)


Review

I bought this car used one year old with 20,000 miles. It ran fine for the first two years. Then after that the car started costing. First the A/C compressor broke causing the entire A/C system to fail. That cost me $3,000 dollars. Then the transmition, that cost me another $2,500.Rack on pinion and power steering-$900. Head Gasket-$800. Water pump-$300. Power steering again-$250. axels, cb joint, etc. This list could go on forever. This vehical has cost me over $11,500 in repairs in a 5 year period.


Best Features

Rear A/C and radio controls. Rear door unlock button.


Worst Features

I think this whole cars powertrian, and mechanical parts should be completely redone.


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1995 Windstar my Family Wagon
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By cxdign04
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1995 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan


Review

This has been a good car. However, there are some specific problems with Head gaskets. Ford gave me an extended warrantee until 100,000 miles or 7 years. The head gaskets blew at 107,000 miles, resulting in a large bill ($2,500). I am fixing this car because I believe it will last many more years...I in spite of this problem this car has been good to me.


Best Features

Premium Sound --- Aux A/C & Heating -- Remote rear windows -- excellant luggage capacity--- Drives Great on the Highway...very stable at high speeds!!


Worst Features

Too late...Ford replaced it with the Freestar...so we'll see if they learned anything...


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