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Don't buy Windstars
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By Run away
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


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We bought this car new in 1999, and thats where the trouble started. It didn't have all of the options we were led to believe (rear audio plate was on the car but there was no rear audio). Electrical glitches very early on. As soon as the warranty ran out, the steering rack needed replaced, radio which was never that good broke, and numerous electrical glitches. Air bag light spent more time on than off after fixing twice, just gave up. Torque converter went at 85000 miles and fixed. Transmission finally went at 95000 miles and the brake light started coming on and I am calling it quits. These are just the major problems. I am now donating this car to charity and I feel guilty.


Best Features

Engine has good power.


Worst Features

You name it, it needs improved.


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It's a Ford...
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By AlonSeal
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


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If you buy a Ford, get a extended warranty. For $800+, it covered these out of warranty repairs... 1. Transmission 2. A/C Compressor and Evaporator 3. Strut bushing 4. Radio 5. Air Blend door motor combine valued over $5000. No, I won't buy a Ford again. In warranty repairs included 2 sensors, and intake manifold gasket.


Best Features

Back when we got it, the big deal was dual sliding doors. It's still our favorite, but not such a big deal now.


Worst Features

Don't stop at just licensing hybrid technology from Toyota. Go rebadge a Sienna, and stop making cars!


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junk
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By scott4353425
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


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Head gasket and transmission both went. What else is there to say but don't buy one. I feel lucky, I got 84K on it before the tranny went.


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Love my Van
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By rachael
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


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I LOVE my Van I hear all these bad storys and I wonder what do you do with your vans! This is not the Indy 500 for Windstars. I have never had a problem. It has only broke down once when my husband was driving it. So don't let guys drive a mom car. Would buy another one when this one dies.


Best Features

I love the dual sliding doors


Worst Features

Slam it down with some 20's


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Worked Great Until 60K
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By challenger867
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


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I bought the car offlease with 35K. I started having problems last year with the electrical system. I just replaced the intake manifold gasket including the bolts, the mass airflow sensor and just about every other sensor to finally get the check engine light off. The light is still off, but is not allright. It continues to have new electrical odd problems that cannot be easily diagnosed or fixed. Do not buy Windstars!


Best Features

Enough room for the whole family. Good for traveling when it runs.


Worst Features

Scrap Yard


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