No wonder it's got a good safety
ratin: it never leaves the driveway.
Check engine light goes on, only to go
off a month later with no explanation
from Ford. Door ajar bell keeps
ringing and interior light stays on
until 20 mph, so replaced the sensor.
Then the big stuff. Cylinder went down
at 100,000 ($1200). New engine at
112,000 ($3000). Just waiting for the
tranny to drop now. We will be getting
rid of this soon for something better
and will never buy a Ford again.
Hauls a lot of people.
Be honest with people that this was a
lemon. Send all current owners a
coupon for a free trip to Hawaii.
We bought ours new @ 60K. It was
great until last year. When it hit
100K the fur hit the fan. We have put
well over 3000 into it in the last 9
months. Everything from tie rods to
all sorts of electrical problems. The
problems just keep piling up though.
Even the techs at the dealership were
scratching their heads with the last
one. We're trading it in for a
I love the room and the AWESOME Ford
Stand behind your mistakes and fix the
things you know are wrong with it.
Paid too much for the van to benign
with; that was my fault. Let me begin
by listing the numerous problems Ive
encounter as an owner of a Quality
Ford product: Power steering pump,
water pump gasket, lower intake gasket,
popping noise from front end, A/C
condensation leaked inside van,
shifting cable, speedometer, door ajar
caution light works intermittently,
intake breaker valve ($200)... My
local dealership has been very friendly
to me while they have me over this
barrel called Windstar.
Bought this program vehicle in 1997.
Had 22,000 miles and now has 120,000.
Was very good (although it had some
irritating electrical problems) until
it hit 100,000 miles. Needed a
transmission - surprise! Got a
remanufactued one for $2,400. New
tranny is fine. Terrible electrical
system now requires trips to the shop
every few months. Also has some
problems when just started and idling.
Good for comfort, and was pretty
reliable until it hit 100,000 miles.
Looked good and felt good for many
Electrical system is the worst! Ford
lost lots of customers because of the
transmission and head gasket problems
and unwillingness to stand behind its
product. We have chosen to buy a Dodge
Grand Caravan as our next van.
We bought this van used with 75000 miles.
We have used it to pull a tent trailer for the
last two years and it's been excellent.
Nothing but regular maintainence. I did put
in a set of rear air-adjustable shocks but
that's it. Great van for the price.
Drives nice, lots of power. I like the towing
package that is an option on this van.