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!
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
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
Bought it 3 yrs ago,vehicle was a year
old with 15,000 miles.Beutiful van
seemed to be a bargain at $17,700.Now
it,s barely worth anything with 45,000
miles,the tranny clunks like it may
fall out at any time.Front end
alignment is needed every 3-4
months,alot of vibration in steering
upon interstate driving.Also luggage
rack paint falling off.We are tring
despertly to get it traded in so I
don't have to try and sell it myself.I
am afraid I would give it away!