1998 Ford Windstar Minivan - Consumer Reviews

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i own 5 of them
By Cabbie on 05/14/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan

Review

as part of my cab fleet i own 5 of these. just after 100k miles everyone of them needed a transaxle (transmission). at about the same time evry one of them needed a new rack (steering). The front suspension is very prone to wear, constantly changing ball joints, idler arms etc. Most of my vehicles go 500k miles before retirig at about 6 years old, these arn't making it. Suggest anybody that gets to 100-120k of normal use get rid of it quick. The Windstar actually taurus with a different body. Too heavy for the chassis and drive train.
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Unsafe and totally unreliable
By fitzh2o on 04/30/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan

Review

We purchased this vehicle because of its safety crash rating. The way it has been going with this vehicle, we may find out how crash worthy it is sooner than we hope. We have only owned it since January of 2001 and it only had 18,000 miles on it. It now only has 32,000 miles. We have had to replace 2 ABS censors which were thankfully under warranty. Now, we have no brakes! You push the pedal to the floor and hope you will stop. We have been given an estimate of $400-$1000 for repairs. As soon as this vehicle is repaired we are dumping it. No more American cars for our family. Our last one was a Dodge Grand Caravan and the transmission went outon it at 60,000 miles.
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Great Minivan 98 Windstar
By Cham on 04/28/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan

Review

This is a great little overall van.
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pretty fly for a van
By bigpimpin on 04/22/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan

Review

up until now it has been very reliable and powerful, i find myself racing some smaller inline 4 cylender cars and winning. great built quality except for a heating prob. other then that 106,000 miles without a sweat, also handles like a car
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Very good
By Andy Lego on 04/17/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan Limited 3dr Minivan

Review

Winstar Limited Edition 3.8 V6 engine. Overall good vehicle, only one problem with ABS Traction Control sensor it shut off during drive a Van. It was fixed for $ 450.00 at local Ford. There was no other problems I enjoy driving it, this Limited Edition is a good Quality MiniVan and good for Gas 9.8 l per 100 km on Hwy. Thank you Andy
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Good reliability
By wirebender on 04/16/02 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan

Review

This has been a workhorse for me. We have traveled back and forth from Oregon to California to Arizona numerous times and have never had any trouble. Van now has over 90k miles and still going strong. Regular maintenance has been all that is needed. Highly recommend.
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Reliability poor
By Spark on 04/04/02 00:00 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan

Review

Overal, it was great first 40K miles. No problems. We enjoyed the vehicle. We started having many small problems- alternator, suspension parts, front struts (twice),idler arm pulley, door lock, etc. One major probelm on head gasket for engine- was a major job $1000. nagging problem with stalling-finally solved by reprgraming of PCM module.
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van
By gcbrandmeyer on 03/16/02 13:19 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1998 Ford Windstar Minivan 3dr Minivan

Review

great for carpooling
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