2000 Windstar SE
By ken_swar on
2000 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan
Leased vehicle has 23000 miles. Been to dealer twice for factory recalls -- both fixed in a day as promised. Required one other trip to dealer for rear sliding door which was harder to close than the other. Dealer was able to successfully correct. Lease over in March of '03. I would be more interested in sticking with a Windstar if the 3rd seat were a little easier to manage.
Very comfortable ride.
Controls for rear heat/A-C are up front -- great feature when you have young kids in the back who can tell if they are too hot or too cold, but can't reach the temp. adjuster.
Appreciate the strong crash-rating.
Like the "kiddie-asleep" interior light setting feature.
3rd seat is too heavy. Ford needs a folding seat or at least a split bench. Other than that, the interior design is good.
Handling is bulky -- not much fun to drive.
Transmission slow to engage when switching from R to D.
Engine too noisy.