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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…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (38 total reviews)

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Worst car ever owned

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

Worst vehicle I have ever owned. Electronics all repaired or replaced, replaced transmission, wheel bearings, rotors, complete brake system, air conditioning. Ford recalls 5 in the past three years. No one should ever buy one.



4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Check engine light

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

i have had this car for 10 yrs and have put only 68,000 miles on it. Have had numerous issues since day 1. We've had 2 computer unit recall, 1 rear a/c recall, and recently the cruise controll recall. We had to spend close to $1,000 on new tires and struts and shocks after only 18,000 miles. Ford nor the dealership would repair those two problems because it was past the 3 yr warranty period, though it was under 36k miles. At around 40k miles, it started to get a p0174 lean code (check engine light). I took it to several ford specialty mechanics and they all say the same: intake manifold gasket was faulty because it was made of cheap plastic. It would cost around $600 to repair.




Never buy one again

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

Engine light has been on since new. Dealer would not fix too expensive for no return they said. Piece of tape fixed problem. Never gone a day without something breaking down. Rear windows don't work, power locks do not work, rear defroster doesn't work. The list goes on. Never buy a Ford product again. Second vehicle an old Toyota no problems with it. They win my vote by by Ford. I learned a lot about my patience owning one of these. In dealership quite a lot.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 16
  • cty
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  • 22
  • highway
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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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mfacdgba33
mfacdgba33
05-16-2008
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...


leesanray
leesanray
06-29-2007
Given the apparent negative feelings for the Windstar/FreeStar that are common out there, I thought I should add our positive experience for balance....


fullsize
fullsize
03-06-2001
"Can't wait till you have to post here for what the purpose of the topic is - "FORD WINDSTAR PROBLEMS"."...



 

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