By Familyman on
2000 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan
Has 80,000mi now. Owned since it had 35,000. A lifter spring broke at idle in a drive through at about 45,000. Gets 13.6mpg in town. Paint flaking off and cracking on its own, terrible. Had the recalls fixed. Both auto front door locks need a new actuator. Engine was pinging with eng light on so had to have intake pulled and cleaned due to clogged egr passages thanks to poor valve cover design in which I also had to buy the new type. Rear side defogger quit working. Interior lights used to come on on thier own. Replaced rear shocks. For the money I can't complain as all vehicles have their problems. Who knows what the previous owners put it through. I'd still drive it cross country if need be.
The room that any minivan would have. The radio gets good reception but the CD player is now messing up. At the time it was the best bang for my buck with the 2nd largest engine in its class, if you're into big engines. The cruise control stays at the exact speed, unless a steep down grade.
Paint, paint, paint. They should have recalled the valve cover issue.