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By ZEBRA
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1999 Ford Windstar 3dr Minivan


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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.


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Ford should have had this engine perfect.they have built this 3.8 for years.


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Fix Or Repair Daily--ford 99 sel
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By danny z.
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 4dr Minivan


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purchased used at 36,000.needed intake manifold,starter,trans,battery,computer, 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 !!!


Worst Features

dont buy this type of van!!!


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Too much grief
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By mnmlst
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


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Bought new for $24,000 all up in May '99. Now has 54,000 miles. 4-door LX with dual a/c. Ended up at the dealer a lot that first year: cruise control (3 trips to fix), liftgate piston failed, battery died, cabin air vent mechanism came loose and stopped the HVAC, taillight came loose, rear wiper motor died, odometer is 4 percent off. Since that teething period it's needed a manifold repair ($1100) and new front brake rotors. Cabin lights strobe, passenger side front seat is jammed in its track, upholstery wearing out quickly. Get a GOOD, extended warranty. Pay a lot for foreign and avoid the repair shop or pay less for domestic, then pay the repair shop. Six of one...


Best Features

Separate A/C controls; three children love that. Good power, easy driving, cold a/c, rear wiper, cupholders, cheap oil changes, gets 17 mpg around town, nice loading and lifting heights.


Worst Features

Engine should be quieter. Once a vehicle model has a reputation, it doesn't make sense for the manufacturer to spend a lot improving it. Windstar rep is so bad it got a new name. Freestar will be garbage too. Ford, start over.


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Lost My Shirt along with My Patience
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By dissappointed_buyer
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 4dr Minivan


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Purchased this van because of a growing family and its crash ratings. Fine for the first 3yrs/30K miles. At 35K: engine knock-$600 (warranty expired). At 38K: new transmission(dealership had bungled the Ford After Warranty Program that would have saved us $$)negotiated $1500, Ford Motor Co wouldn't talk to us. At 39.5K miles engine knock was back. Dealership est. $1300. Took it to a mechanic who spent 2 days - made "some" improvements for $300 and advised me to get rid of it. I did. Also had a few intermintant problems: cabin light flashing & warning signal sounding for no apparent reason. Good Ridence.


Best Features

I liked the way it looked. We had the back up sensor which was helpful with such a long vehicle and kid's toys in the driveway - That was an option that paid for itself.


Worst Features

Take responsibility for your quality. It is soooo poor that not only is Ford giving themselves a bad name but they are tarnishing all American auto makers. There was no way I was going to buy anything but a Honda or a Toyota.


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I will never own another Ford
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By fordhater1
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


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I bought my 99 Ford Windstar used from a reputable dealer. After having it for 10 months, the interior and exterior lights began to dim. The fan blower began to surge and the dome lights would flicker on and off at any given time. A days later the battery was dead. Something id draining the battery, but 3 Ford dealerships cannot find the root cause. The van has been in the shop for the last 6 months and counting. We my have driven it for 3 weeks out of the last 6 months. Never buy a Ford product.


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none


Worst Features

Manufacture a product that works, and improve on customer service.


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