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1998 Ford Windstar

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Run away as fast as you can!
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By disgruntled consumer
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

This is by far the worst car we have
every owned. Multiple brake jobs,
sensor failure, door lock failure, tie-
rod failure. I could go on and on. The
transmission has failed 3 times;
52,000, 84,000 and and 96,000. Each
time slightly outside the warranty. I
called for and they told me "There is
no inherent problems with the Windstar
transmissions." BALONY! Ford didn't
even offer a discount as a goodwill
gesture. Buying a new car next week...
a HONDA!


Best Features

The seats are comfortable and the air conditioning is good.


Worst Features

Get some "world-class service" and help the consumers that buy your product!


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Finally getting out from under this
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By Jacki S
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

Have had bad luck with this one.
Replaced rear wiper motor, ball joints,
tie rod ends, ignition relay, water
pump, mass air flow sensor, and am on
my fourth trip to the tranny shop at
103K miles. This van ditched our
family of five twice driving from NY to
SC for vacations. Owe more on it now
than I can get in trade in, have to
roll extra into new loan. I want to
stay in an American made vehicle but am
very disappointed with reliablity of
this van. Typical problems with
overhead lights/door ajar dummy lights,
overall rattling, lost a hubcap, bad
springs, excessive brake work, on and
on.


Best Features

Seats are comfortable and interior is roomy. AC works great, like the dual air. That's it.


Worst Features

Transmission and overall reliability. Covering the recalled springs with a shroud to reduce the chance of injury,death, or being sued when the springs finally break and puncture the tires instead of replacing faulty springs outright is not my idea of customer service.


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Windstar Reliability
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Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
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Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By CEPJ
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

The reliability the 1998 Ford windstar
has been poor over the last two years
of ownership. At approxiately 98,000
miles we had a new certified Ford
transmisson installed. Numerous tie
rod ends problems have occured over
the last three years. This vechicle
was purchased new in August 1998 and
has been a one owner family vechicle.
Our latest problem has been the
failure of a computer module.


Best Features

The favorite option has been the quad seating,dual climate control along with an excellent cruise control system


Worst Features

Road noise is quite extensive,more cup holders and better fuel economy


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Harrison Ford Windstar
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By Golferdavecan
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

This is the most dependable vehicle I
have ever owned. We travel South from
Alberta to Arizona, 2000 mile each way,
twice per year for the last 6 years
with NO PROBLEMS. Now that is
dependability. Plus traveling to the
mountains to ski at least every 2 weeks
in the winter ( 500 miles ). What a
great vehicle. I will keep it until it
rusts out or 300,000 mile.


Best Features

Very comfortable drivers seat. Plenty of passing power. Great top end for cruising ( just as Trooper Scott of Idaho on Hwy I 15. It really goes. Lots of storage in back. We haul our quad inside.


Worst Features

Indicator lights sometimes go on for no apparent reason. Open door light and interior light stay on since closing indicator for sliding door seems to malfunction.


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No problems here
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By JackReed133
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

I've had no problems with this van.


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