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Transmission problems
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By andrea
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


Review

I bought this car used at 70K miles, six months later the transmission went up. I replace brakes once a year and the interior light/door ajar bell won't go off in the winter time. 2 yrs. later, transmission went up again at 120K. I will never buy another Ford! The only good thing about the van, comfy seats and easy to get our 2 small children in and out of. I am going to purchase a Toyota or Honda this weekend!


Favorite Features

Roominess.


Suggested Improvements

Too many to name...


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Solid
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By jimmy463j
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1998 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Solid handling, good acceleration, flexible interior, good cargo capacity, adequate passenger room, excellent safety, acceptable economy, excellent value for the price. I think they are undervalued because there are so many (victim of their own popularity).


Suggested Improvements

They've been done on the newer models - (Freestar).


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'98 Windstar has been a great car
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By hartnj
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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


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I bought this pretty basic model Windstar about 7 years and 100k miles ago and it still runs great - a bit scratched-up, but runs great. Loads of power and still a smooth ride.


Favorite Features

Comfort, engine power, solid ride.


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Good, but....
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By JSBNews
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1998 Ford Windstar Limited 3dr Minivan


Review

This has been a good vehicle, considering it was an emergency purchase, but I wouldn't buy one again. It's all over the road, and has some funny quirks even my mechanic can't figure out. Great for hauling people and stuff, but not very fun to drive.


Favorite Features

console readout, removable seats


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Windstar is bad after 50000
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By Cody jo
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1998 Ford Windstar 3dr Minivan


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I had problems with my van after 50000. Lots of small repairs


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