Don't ever take this baby on the LONG
HAUL! That transmission will sing you
an expensive tune. It heats up after
an hour or so and everything starts to
blink and go alarmed. Fixed the
traditional things like the mysterious
power windows & lights & warning
alerts. Just over 100k miles now,
front bearings are going. Must sell and
buy anything but a FORD.
Interior layout is nice.
Recall every FORD anything and sell the
metal as SCRAP to China!
If you take car of this vehicle, it
will not give you many problems. It's
true the front driver side door sensor
was a little bit of a pain, an
alternator went (it's pushing 80K) but
so what! It still has its original
FoMoCo battery after almost 6 years of
dependable service! This vehicle is
as solid and reliable as any foreign
car I have owned (about 10 Honda's)
Rear radio control and lighter for
appliances like cell phone charger
None, the 2004 Freestar looks good and
the price proposition of a Ford van
makes sense. You don't need to spend
more on foreign if you don't want to.
Van has had nothing but problems wince
purchased. What a "pile"!
Transmission is about to go, at 76K.
Fought the door sensor thing like sooo
many other "lucky" Windstar owners.
Now ABS computer has died. $1300.00 to
repair. After yelling at the dealer,
they knocked 2/3rds off the cost. This
tells me that they have that much
markup to work with from the
beginning. One month ago it was the
steering rack,and fluids leaking,
$1200.00. This thing is falling
apart. I have driven Fords my entire
life, but Jack Nasser made himself
rich, and trashed the Ford name! I
will NEVER buy a F-ound O-n R-oad D-ead
The fact that you can't ever have a
transmission with more that 75k on it.
If it goes any further, it needs to be
replaced. Freind with '98 is on 3rd
Use a reliable engine and transmission,
not the same crappy engine that blew-up
in Taurus' of the same years.
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