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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan - Consumer Reviews

2001 Ford Windstar Minivan

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BUY SOMETHING ELSE
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Exterior Design
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By Tom
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

When I first bought this car brand new and fully loaded it was priced $32,000. It was a waste of money because the is the worst car I've ever owned. It goes in the shop about 10 times a year. The a/c went out in the back two rows 1 1/2 years after me buying the car, the door locks dont work and doors wouldnt open($1500), the back windshield wiper feel off on freeway and it never worked, the tv vcr in the car doesnt work anymore, the speakers cut on and off in the back rows, the power seats are stuck in one position, and the check engine light never goes off! This car is horrible and I'm just going to sell it to a junk yard because its only worth $2000 now because it needs alot of repairs!


Best Features

The power of the engine. Makes it easy to pass cars on interstate.


Worst Features

the cars not made anymore, thank god! but ford should definitely made a better mini-van! oh the gas mileage too because I get 13 mpg in city 16 on highway


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Broken Axle
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By jerzeetrish
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I had my Windstar for almost 2 years with really no troubles besides brakes and tires,when at 107,000 miles my real axle just breaks! I was driving down a highway thankfully only at 45 mph when i hear SNAP and see black smoke and hear a grinding noise and smell burning rubber. i thought it was just a tired but to my amazment when i looked under there van theres my rear axel lying on the ground. THANK GOD that i wasnt on a major highway going any faster than I was otherwise me and my 3 children might not be here today. If anyone already owns this van WATCH OUT!!! The axles are rusting from the INSIDE OUT and there is no way to tell!!!!!


Best Features

comfortable seats and lots of room


Worst Features

better workmanship!!


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Had many Fords before but.....
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By Party of 4
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

We bought it used with 71K miles. As we drove off the lot the engine light came on. The dealership we bought it from fixed it-twice. Little things such as sliding door sticking/not unlocking, passenger door lock sticking, & the rubber between the doors come off. Now we took a vacation 700 mies away & on the way back the tranny at 82k miles literally dropped when driving up major mountains in Southern OR. I've always been happy with Ford, but not too happy on this one. Will but will buy again


Best Features

Roomy (6'3 hubby & 6'1 14yr old). Seats are comfy & wide range of adjustablilty. Auto sliding doors, removable seats, 4 captain seats. A lot considering I said I'd never drive a mini-van becauase I was too young & fun!


Worst Features

Fix tranny and give more attention to the little things that break & get a good reputation again!!


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Even Ford can't figure out whats wrong
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By xFordMan
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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Check engine light came on, fixed sensor
for $150 at Ford dealer. Came on again
in a week, had to pay for another
diagnosis, but pointed again to sensor
which was just repaced...dealer
perplexed as to what could be worng said
"its fine those lights always come on".

Next ABS light and the red brake light
came on together which according to the
usre manual sidnals a fault in the ABS
system...deal diagnosed again but could
not figure out why those lights came on.

This is a vehical with what could be
nice features but it is not built to
last. WE still owe $3600 on this beast
and was hoping to have a few years w/o
paymnets...I learned my lesson next time
a Toyota.


Best Features

its almost paid for


Worst Features

buy Nissan or Toyota


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Sadly disappointed
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By boizmom
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Vehicle

2001 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This is the second Windstar we have
been afflicted with. The first was a
1999 and we finally got rid of it
because in the heat, the rear sliding
doors would pop ajar. This new one
has also had issues with the sliders (
the same issue). Now, I am finding
plenty of little things going wrong.
I am just tired of spending my time in
the dealership.
We have also discovered that the rear
heating system is poorly designed.
There is a vent aimed at the drivers'
seat. So, when the kids are cold, but
the driver is warm, too bad for the
driver (or the kids)- the driver
roasts while the kids still shiver.


Best Features

I LOVE the conversation mirror!


Worst Features

Fix those darn doors!!! Redesign the rear heating system so that the heat is not sent directly up the back of the driver, but is distributed throughout the back of the vehicle.


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