Good basic people & everyday cargo hauler. Do not log too much miles annually, thus haven't experienced all the problems that other owners have posted on discussion. But very leery about long term ownership. Will send it to truck heaven in the sky at the first sign of major problem. Have a series of little electrical and recall items since new. Currenty have check engine code P0171 & P0174 still to be resolved. Out of warranty, and very reluctant to send back to dealer. Knowledge and willingness to help you daunts me. Dealers themselves need to update themselves. The last time I need the Windstar to be reflashed, the had to "order" the flash cable!
I've had this van for over 4 years now (42K miles). Just a few problems, but nothing I would consider major. During third year sliding doors would open on their own or would not stay closed - found out that was due to needing a new battery. After replacing, no more problems with doors. At 36K, power windows went out (about 3 months between them, both front). Just after the warranty! Mechanically, has been sound. Love it. Love the entertainment center and the reverse sensing, both are must haves. Dual A/C is fabulous and still ice cold after being run every day for over 4 years in the hot Hawaiian sun. Split sound system is a godsend as well; kids have video in back, we have music up front.
REVERSE SENSING! Entertainment center. Dual A/C. Storage compartments for anything and everything you can think of. Dual sliding doors are fabulous when hands are full or you just want to click them open early to let them steamy hot air out before you get in.
Ford needs to work on better electrical systems. Leather seating and the carpets are nice, BUT the plastic molding inside is CHEESEY!
Bought this because of the safety
issues, great dealership and good
price. However, this has turned out
to be one of the worst cars I have
owned. It was in the shop so much that
I started to wait on the minor things
so that I could get several things
fixed with one trip. It started with
the power window controls, twice on
the drivers side and once on the
passenger side being replaced. Then
came rotors, (3 sets), air
conditioning controls, new
transmission, new intake manifold, new
tie rod ends, leak in the rear floor
seat mounts, tailgate pistons, power
steering pump. The interior
lights and seat belt chime
come on at will, muffler hanger and
Rides and handles nicely. I like that
the radio and window controls work for
10 minutes after turning off car,
(until door is opened).
It's obvious. Also the front cup
holders are a complete joke and the
storage compartment tbelow them is
really unusable because anything put
in it falls out. A total redesign is
Dont even bother looking. We have had
countless recalls. Had to fix something
at 38k right after warranty expired,
dealership met us 1/2 way on a 900.00
bill. Squeeks everywhere, door leaks..
Car rolls SIGNIFICANLTY after it is
placed in park DANGEROUS... ALso groans
and moans when you turnt he wheel. I am
told it might have a crack in the
manifold, WHICH IS A VERY COMMON
PROBLEM. I will never buy another Ford
Develop New Transmission, extend the
warranty if you feel quality is job one.
TIGHTEN UP THE SHIP..... no wonder
sales are slipping and Honda and Toyota
have bumped them out of #2 spot.
this van has been very relieable,
comfotable to drive.inside outside
very pleasing to eye.it been without
any problems since i puchased it.very
verisable too.Replaced tires at 50,000
still has oringinal brakes
front/rear.pint is still very
shiny.all around very good automobile