1998 Ford Windstar Consumer Review: Rambling Wreck
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1998 Ford Windstar - Consumer Review

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Base Passenger Minivan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Rambling Wreck
By joetomburk on

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1998 Ford Windstar 3dr Minivan

Review

Probably a lease return as the car had approximately 18,000 miles when I purchased. Problems began with defective radiator hose which was replaced by the dealer. After that I bore the brunt of all repairs including intake manifold gasket (luckily not the head gaskets since it was only $600 to repair rather than $1200). Front end extremely noisy and have made multiple trips to the mechanic with little change. Things are better for a while and then back to normal (clunking noise). Have experienced similar problems with door ajar indicator-heavy doses of WD 40 in all of the locks usually cures this ill. Brakes a shaky at best. First and last purchase of any Ford product.

Best Features

Good gas mileage and comfortable on long trips. Lots of cargo space.

Worst Features

Take a lesson from Honda or Toyota.
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