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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan

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Another Terrible Ford Experience
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By joneill
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2001 Ford Windstar Minivan LX 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought my Ford new and take great care of it.Several recalls then at 65K miles my rear axel cracked clean in half-rusted from inside and 1K for the fix. 3 months later the transmission died. Radiator also replaced-total 3,800 Now it is at 67K miles and took in today because radio won't turn off killing battery. Needs additional 500K for new fuse box and to patch leak. Will pick it up on Monday and take it as a trade in on a Toyota. Should have learned my lesson as my last Ford had to be towed out of my driveway at 80K. Husband's Ford needed a new engine at 55K miles. Have yet to have a good experience with Ford. I've finally learned my lesson!!


Best Features

Color


Worst Features

Build a quality car that outlasts your competition. We would all like to support American companies, but Ford makes it very hard.


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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)


Review

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)


Review

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)


Review

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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