We have had our van for 8 years. We
have not had to put any money into this
van until now. On a road trip the
transmission goes out. We had to put
out $2300 to get a rebuilt trans. I
have a feeling that this is not the
last of the problems to come.
Hopefully I can talk my husband into
getting rid of this van before anything
else happens. Check engine light wont
go off. Scary!!!
I like that comfort of the ride. It has
a lot of room for the kids and their
friends. I like the smooth ride too.
1995 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan (1995.5)
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)
we are the second owner of this van.
had 89000.mi on it when we bought it
and it now has 123000. with no problems
at all!! everything works good, its
comfortable, roomy, easy to drive and
always starts. we did put a battery
in it and brakes but thats it for the
4years we had it. i really don't want
to part with it but the miles are
getting up there, even though it is in
excellent condition, i think its time.
the only thing that does not work in it
is the passenger window recently
decided not to work.
automatic rearview mirror, keypad
none, as far as i am concered, it was a
great buy and served us well
1995 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 3dr Minivan (1995.5)
this is my second ford, and the last
one. the windstar compared to the
taurus doesnt have as many minor
continous problem (thus the name Fix Or
Repair Daily) but I had to replace the
transmission twice in 50000KM, a/c
electrical problem, BALL JOINT, Tie Rod
every spring...How can Ford be in
Business.. Just bought a 2003 CRV bye
lumbar support, electric seats, good
comfort compared to chrysler and GM
Ford... Stop making vehicle your in the
Head gasket leaked requiring complete
re-do, fortunately at Ford's expense as
it happened one month before their
extended warranty on this known problem
would have expired. Don't buy this
year unless this problem has been taken
care of and then still be leary. Ride
was ok and not unpleasant though not as
good as my previous 1989 Dodge Grand
Caravan. Brakes require more attention
than on other vehicles I've owned
including losing brake fluid even after
complete brake job. Shakes, leaks and
noises of undetermined natures
(probably suspension and engine) left
me unsettled on the reliablity of the
Cruise control very simple to operate
and precise. Sound system good for
manufacturer's equipment. Good
visibililty with limited blind spots.
Improve gas mileage. Redesign cabin
area to be more useful with better cup
holders and accessible to the rear area
(especially important for those w/
small children). Put reliablity into
mechanicals (hey, we all can wish.)
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