Used 1998 Ford Windstar Consumer Reviews | Edmunds
ADVERTISEMENT

1998 Ford Windstar - Consumer Reviews

Average Consumer Rating

118 Total Reviews

View reviews for a specific Windstar model:
ADVERTISEMENT

Sort by

Most Recent|
Most Recent Most Helpful Highest Rating Lowest Rating
Decent people hauler
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By DaleH
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

No mechanical problems. Expected some based on reviews. At 85000 still running fine. Always had problems with interior lights staying on after going through car wash. Mechanic said to spray WD40 on contacts. V6 engine has plenty of Power for the mountains in Colorado.


Best Features

It's a Van, which is great if you have kids and a dog to haul around. Nice to have the power when needed to pass on the highway.


Worst Features

Uncomfortable to be on the gas pedal for long periods of time because of driving position. Could improve


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Best Windstar I've owned
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By the moores
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

This is the second windstar we have owned and overall are very pleased. Engine seems to have more touque than my v-8 tundra. Quite on highway but engine noisey during hard excelleration. A few rattles but a solid ride.


Best Features

Powerful motor, flawless starting, smooth transmission. Put synthetic atf and wow.


Worst Features

rear air & heat have no climate control. Its all cold or all hot. Electronics leave somthing to be desired.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Worst Purchase Ever
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Krissy254
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

After about two years we started experiencing major promblems. I've had all of the major belts replaced at least four times. Two power steering pumps within 18 months. Two rack and pinions in less than a year!!! Tie rods, gaskets, several recalled parts, I could go on and on. I was informed at the last monthly mechanic visit that in about 5 months my transmission will be shot. As if this isn't bad enough I have a open door sensor that never turns off and the van makes a extremly loud knocking sound every time I turn the wheel. All in all I will never buy another ford.


Best Features

Only good thing is the interior room.


Worst Features

Too many too list.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

my 2 cents
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By lisa's mama mobile
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

minimal problems, car still kooks great . exterior paint still looks new. people often remark how well it handles the road & how its a nice quiet smooth drive, runs great !


Worst Features

better gas millage


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

Great Minivan
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By Gerry B
on

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

We bought our 1998 Windstar GL in early 1999 after being returned from a 1 year lease. I was impressed with the power, roominess, and gas mileage this minivan delivered (about 20-23 mpg). We had a couple of early service issues (replaced front "ball joints" and an early oxygen sensor failure), but otherwise the vehicle perfomed very well. We were sorry to lose this vehicle in a rear end collision, but are impressed enough with this Ford to consider replacing this with another Ford. This time with something smaller and with better gas mileage, with the recent sustained hike in gas prices.


Best Features

Roominess, gas mileage for size and power of vehicle, ride comfort.


Worst Features

None.


Was this review helpful? Yes | No

ADVERTISEMENT

Write Consumer Reviews

Write Consumer Reviews

Write a review and rate your own car.

ADVERTISEMENT

New Car Buying Guides

See which cars and trucks our editors recommend

ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
ADVERTISEMENT
Have a question? We're here to help!
Chat*
Chat online with us
Email
Email us at help@edmunds.com
*Available daily 8AM-5PM Pacific
Phone*
Call us at 855-782-4711
SMS*
Text us at ED411