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Ford Windstar Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 4900 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 16/22 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2001 Ford Windstar

  • Safe and powerful, Windstar suffers most from poor packaging.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Top-flight safety equipment and ratings, plenty of interior features and options, sonar backup warning system.

  • Cons

    Floaty ride, restricted legroom for second- and third-row passengers, noisy engine.

  • What's New for 2001

    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.

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Customer Reviews

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4 of 6 people found this review helpful

2001 ford windstar, the last

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

this is my experience all within 10,000 miles of ownership, bought at 114 k, 3rd owner of van. i am an ASE certified mechanic 24 yrs exp, and done most repairs my self, i will just say this is the worst vehicle i have ever owned,........................ here is a list of the problems i had 1. transmission @ 117k miles 2. dashboard electrical problems 3. anti-lock brake problems 4. power door lock problems 5. power window problems 6. emission system problems 7. Engine Performance and Driveability "idle surge" 8. oil pump went out, engine locked up before i could react @126k now i buy GMC only.



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Multiple safety issues outweigh the

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

If Ford would just stand by their products and fix the numerous safety issues, this would be a great van.




No problem here 186 k

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Thats right I got almost 186,000 miles on my van.I won't bore you with details but I got maybe about $600 in mechanical maintenance in it.Also Needed the usual stuff (brakes ,oil changes,tires).I can tell you this much, the biggest secret that I learned from my brotherinlaw is change the transmission fluids early .These ford transmissions are delicate, needless to say I have changed the transmission fluid twice and thinking about doing it again(Yup Original Trans).It did need a small map sensor ($60) and a coil pack I think they are about $80.It has yet to get a wheel alignment still drives straight .I drive this car all over united states and I haul heavy car parts with it !




Best non soccer mom van

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Powerful, nice looking, easy seat removal, holds resale value, 18-24 mpg was right on, tires wear great versus a lot of vans that wear out front tires. Lot of pick up and very comfortable. Radio iffy so replace with aftermarket. Otherwise a 10!




Transmission, o2 sensor, doors, problems

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

Overall, an attractive, comfortable van. Gas consumption is ok for a van. Some nice options available. Has plenty of power, compared to other small vans.




New transmission at 36,000!

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Vehicle: 2001 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)

We got this van because of the great safety rating and our growing family. However, it needed a new transmission at 36,000 miles...just after the warranty ran out. The Ford dealership and national Ford office were no help at all. This is the LAST Ford I will ever buy! Even though I'm very patriotic, I'm looking to the Japanese car companies now, as their quality and reliability are so much better. American Car companies need to get with the program and make some quality cars!



Full 2001 Ford Windstar Review

What's New for 2001

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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