"Buy American" I thought proudly.
Two transmissions later I'm replacing
my Windstar with a Camry or an Accord.
I can't afford to be patriotic if that
means supporting unreliable vehicles
like this Windstar.
Dealers charge over $100 to diagnose
mysterious trouble lights on the
dash...three times already.
The AC and power steering systems leak.
Ford has a problem with their automatic
transmissions. The service manager at
the dealership advised me that
transmissions were a known Ford
Ford's customer service was useless.
second sliding door.
tranmission and having the dealers
charge for diagnosing dash trouble
lights is outrageous. The car tells me
there is a problem, I take it to the
dealer and they tell me it will cost
$129 to hook it up to a machine to
identify the problem. That's maddening.
Too many mechanical failures. Required
immediate replacement of power steering
pump when brand new. Has needed two
rebuilt transmissions in less than
80,000 miles at over $2,000 apiece.
Neither transmission incident was
covered under any warranty.
In short, total cost of ownership of
this vehicle is way too high. It was
expensive to buy initially, and the
repair costs make it infeasible to keep.
Decent sound system. Luggage rack and
seating for seven is handy.
Poor reliability. Transmission failure
every two years is unacceptable. Seats
are very heavy and hard to move in and
out, particularly the rear bench seat.
V6 somewhat underpowered for size of
I have to say nothing has gone wrong
just regular mantainence.As far as
tranmissions, Ya know things like not
coming to a complete stop before
placing into park can kill a trani
also when in reverse slaming into
drive and laying it out doesnt help. I
personal will go with a truck next
time but as far as my 99 Windstar i
just hit 89,000 miles and no problems.
BTW I am not a Ford person so please
don't think I am some crazed all about
fords to be honest i hate Ford I
bought it cause the price was good. I
do perfer Chevy or a bicycle over ford
but honestly this van has been great
4 doors, smokes tires pretty
easy,removable seat. I guess pretty
Find a different vendor for head
My advice to Ford is try finding a
nice AMERICAN Manufacturer to supply
This car was o k until I had to have
the valve cover gaskets replaced
$450.Ford put faulty gaskets on these
engines.caused intake manifold to leak
air.engine ping unaceptable. This will
be my last Ford. now power steering is
broken.whats to love about that??gas
milege is bad.
Ford should have had this engine
perfect.they have built this 3.8 for
purchased used at 36,000.needed intake
side doors dont closed all the time
[motors replaced,dashboard ratels,etc..
called ford and they can care less.van
now has 54,00 onit and today the
plastics gear changer that regulates
the air flow to parts of the van is
sounding like a bomb in the dash.Called
ford another 4400 please.What a junk
box...traded my honda for this !!!