Purchased the car because we liked the
styling, safety and size. Went for a
loaded SEL because we planned to pay it
off and keep it for 8-10 years.
Suddenly, with 55k miles, the car just
stops. It will only go into reverse.
We have it towed to the shop and find
out we need a new transmission for
$2500! Looking through the internet I
find dozens of people that have had the
exact same problem.
How Ford can state or even imply that
they build quality vehicles is beyond
me, this will be the very last Ford
product I ever purchase. I want my
Harsh ride, noisy engine, depreciates
rapidly, unreliable, undependable.
Start from scratch, Ford, and learn how
to build a car.
We got a special deal on this one
new when our 1995 Windstar blew a
head gasket at 123000 miles, a
common problem we found out too
late and usually fatal.
This is an introductory model, the
The van has had a few problems
after 35k mile, only one serious
problem: a broken valve spring that
could have blown the engine; but
other problems were not serious:
new fuel pump, new set of tires,
minor stuff, but not too frequently. It
is out dated compared to the new
Toyota and Honda or Nissan vans
and any of these 3 are far better
choices. WE feel very safe in
Windstar, but it is not what I will buy
next time for my wife and kids.
Safety record, color...great red color!
quieter engine, less expensive, more
Has been extremely nice on long trips.
Very comfortable interior. I have two
of four sons that are 6 ft 5 in and 6
ft 7 in and they could lean back in the
captains chairs and sleep. Only
problem was the transmission in which
the dealer promptly fixed. Has been a
very good reliable vehicle.
Reclining captains chairs. The computer
read-out of all kinds of stats
especially the "change oil" stat. The
dual sliding doors.
Ford could give a longer warranty. It
would be nice if the rear cargo doors
glass could open up to access the back
instead of the whole door. Kind-of like
First of all, it has that noisy
engine. Tapping of the valves. It
will keep on running though. Very
reliable even with the sounds. I have
nearly 66000 on it now and it has no
rattles inside. The kids are very
comfortable in it. The sliding doors
on both sides make it so nice for
entering and exiting. It has great
pick up as well as a good braking
The body style is classy looking. The
interior is very comfortable.