By Unhappy in TX on
Vehicle1996 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan
ReviewWe've had the Windstar 6.5 years; only 55K miles. No major problems until 54,400 miles. Transmission disintegrated; the internal differential came apart and spewed pieces all over the inside of the trans. A re-manufactured trans was installed. Thankfully, the $3600 bill was covered under a third party warranty. This van was not driven hard by any means. Had a 1988 Taurus wagon. Same engine (3.8 L), same trans, same result (trans died at 60K miles). I didn't learn. I'm sure the head gasket is next. I have friends with similar stories about Windstars. No more Fords. Our other mini-van is a Venture.
Best FeaturesPower, dual A/C, comfort
Worst FeaturesReliability must be improved. Reviews of newer models show Ford has ignored the problems.
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