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1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan
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We bought this car, used, from a dealership when it had 36k miles; it now has 57k miles. The ride is great. It's roomy and spacious, has great acceleration (3.8L), and the driver's/passenger's view is good. The safety structure is right up with Siennas and Odysseys (www.nhtsa.dot.gov, www.hwysafety.org). The key issue is RELIABILITY. To date, here are the issues : 1)at times the back windows won't work, 2)side views don't function properly, 3)at times the door ajar occurs when all doors are closed, and 4)the transmission in reverse is beginning to rattle (which corresponds to the poorly made transmission I've heard much about).
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Be sure to do a lot of research on the history of this van and then make your choice to buy it or not. We've decided to sell it and buy a 98' Sienna.
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The 98' Sienna is structurly safe and yet RELIABLE. The two are a must with us.
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