by AMAZING VAN on Mar 4, 2010 Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan
Bought this van back in 2001 and it has ran like a champ since then. It has had no problems in all the years I have owned it. The transmission is very strong I once was going down a hill and bumped it into reverse it shut of the engine but restated and kept on driving. I have put on 50,000 miles since then.
by Tony on Feb 12, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan
This is funny. I see all these bad reviews for a GREAT vehicle. Don't let these affect your purchase. I've put 130,000 miles on mine and only thing that went wrong was a rear wiper motor. The transmissions are fine as long as you service them correctly and aren't pulling your boat behind it. I bet if i asked all these people with tranny probs if they were towing with it, they'd say yes. It's a MINIVAN. Not a workhorse.
by jimmy463j on Jan 26, 2005 Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan
This vehicle has been one of the most dependable I've ever owned. We have put over 100,000 miles on it and have only had to do normal maintenance and replace the door switches twice. It's performance for a minivan is above average, in my opinion. I've driven Chrysler, GM, and Japanese minivans and none come close.
by oh, JOY! on Jun 18, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan
Up to 60,000 ran fine. (Got it at
@30,000) Then: Brakes replaced. Brake
light faulty. Traction engages
inconsistently. Sides like paper - a
rub is a $1000 dent. Engine light
on and off, computer can't dx, head
gaskets "might" leak - symptoms
inconsistent. stuck with it for
6 more mos. I'd have given away from
week 1 of driving it.
Don't go there.
by Stevenff on Mar 24, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan
Bought this 1998 Windstar with 89000
miles on it from a GM dealer. It was on
their back row. The price was right. I
have put on another 45000 miles with
absolutely no problems. The only thing
I have replace is tires. I really
didn't expect this kind of service.
Figured I would have to repair
something, but everything keeps on
going. Was afraid the lack of a 4th
door would be a problem, but Ford's
stopgap solution of a large driver's
door and sliding driver's seat gives
adequate access to left rear passenger
by cwnow on Feb 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan
This van has been wonderfull. It is
reliable and fun to drive. I use it
daily for business, then hope in for
weekends on trips with the family. I
have had fairly minor problems with the
vehicle over time. The only real gripe
I have is that the paint job has begun
to fade, but being red and in the
Florida Sun this was to be expected.
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