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Best non soccer mom van ever!
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By Jack
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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Best Features

Easy access of options, power and pick up, great looking silver color.


Worst Features

Different radio.


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Transmission, O2 sensor, doors, problems
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By Mikeeeee
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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Power sliding doors are nice but frequently break down. Dual AC controls are good.


Worst Features

Better build quality. Frequent repairs are needed for leaky intake manifold gaskets, causing "check engine soon" light for O2 sensors. Power sliding door has frequent breakdowns. Transmissions have many breakdowns reported. Repairs are expensive!


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Stay away from this vehicle.
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By Grace
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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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We bought our 2001 Windstar in 2002 with 11,000 miles. We had to replace the transmission at 40,000 miles. We called Ford and they just pretty much told us too bad for you. They were trying out a new transmission and we were one of the unlucky ones. It gets horrible gas mileage and it seems to always be in the shop for the same problem. Next time it will be a Honda or Toyota for us! The Ford wind star is junk.


Best Features

6 cd changer.


Worst Features

Customer service and fix all the mechanical things that are wrong and stand behind your product.


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STAY AWAY FROM
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By Invknight
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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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Had a transmission replaced FIVE TIMES IN TWO AND A HALF YEARS - ONLY TWO WERE COVERED UNDER WARRANTY. Horrible customer service cost me $8K in legal costs just to get out of vehicle and Ford was horrible - owned four Ford vehicles before this and WILL NEVER OWN one again after - even sold my FORD stock before it hit junk price, congrats Bill Ford - you know how to ruin a family name.


Best Features

Is comfortable but the reliability of the engine and brakes are a constant problem.


Worst Features

Ford should not fire their entire bureau they set up for customer complaints and warranty issues as part of their restructuring policies. STUPID MOVE.


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New Transmission at 36,000!
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By Ken
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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 3dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


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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!


Best Features

Ice-cold air, handles well on the highway, and good storage.


Worst Features

MPG is poor, overall quality and reliability have been poor.


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