Great van with a few problems
By Lou on
2001 Ford Windstar SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
At 83000 miles, have replaced the intake manifold gasket, $1000, and ABS unit, $600. On second set of tires. Father-in-law is a car nut and says it rides like a limo, very comfortable for long trips between Houston/Denver. Styling is nice, no paint problems. Gas mileage has consistently attained the 18/24 rating. I drive conservatively and do all maintenance, so can't explain problems others have had.
Came in handy on a remodel when I needed to transport 4'x8' sheetrock/plywood in the back of van. Forget the tent! When camping fits a full size air mattress in back with seats removed.
Looking forward to next generation with seats that fold into floorboard and new MP3 players / DVDs, GPS but that's about it.