by franz182 on Dec 8, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar Limited 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Great utility and a little luxury go a long way - we have had no issues mechanically with the van. Only minor electrical problems (all under warranty) with the onboard VCR. We have 3 young kids - the remote sliding doors are a godsend. Easy to get in and out of - easy to load up and reasonable comfort and mileage. Great sound system and climate controls. Has stood up quite well for the abuse it has been given. Traction control works great on snowy days - very safe feeling dependable car. We leased it and elected to buy.
by GeorgeB on May 20, 2004 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar Limited 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Overall this Van performed pretty much
as expected. There was a rating ding
about the side pannel blocking sight
which is my only safety complaint. For
a van the vehicle did quite well.
However, it took three years to fix the
right rear sliding door. Even though
the warranty was up the company honored
the repair work (labor and parts)
because they never were able to fix the
thing until this month. (My lease is up
next month) Traction control system
went bad about thwo months ago and it
took $600 dollars and a long time to
by Kitzyb on Nov 2, 2002 Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar Limited 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
We love this vehicle. It has performed
above our expectations. The only
problems we have had are minor interior
items. One head rest needed upholstery
attention and one light switch needed
some. My husband fixed the light with
his pocket knife while riding as a
passenger. Great for long trips with
the kids. We have had over 6 - 1000+
mile trips in last 19 months.
There are several model/series changes, as well as updates to the exterior, interior and powertrain. Ford says a new transmission has improved shift quality and the 3.8-liter V6 is standard on all Windstars. The base model is now called the Windstar LX three-door. The SE Sport is a new trim level and it includes driving lights, painted bumpers and body-side molding, a rear lift gate spoiler, a second-row bucket/console seat, a roof rack with brushed aluminum crossbars, black rocker cladding, and different wheels and tires.
With my 2001 windstar it has an engine shutter while maintaining a constant speed. When the van is gaining speed or going up a hill or coasting the shutter is gone. When I reach a level spot in the ro...