by panhead_mike on Apr 17, 2013 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Windstar 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I never thought I was a stupid man, but now I'm beginning to wonder. I bought a used 2003 Ford Windstar with about 170,000k's on it. The safety recalls had been done and the transmission had be re-built at a Ford Dealership not long before I bought it.
I thought I had it covered!
Within 3 months the transmission was dead again. The repairing dealership was not interested in talking to a different owner and Ford doesn't want to talk to me. There are a lot of companies building vans, Do Not Buy a FORD Van...or in my case,
a Ford Anything..as long as I live.
You have been warned!
by proAm on Oct 20, 2007 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Windstar 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
4 and 1/2 yrs old and only 57k miles. I bought it for value. Don't like it for poor quality. Brake makes noises from day one. The 1st issue, the car died immediate after start. The 2nd air-condition. Both are covered under warranty within 3 years. Since then, power steering made noises and the car shakes at cold start some time. I added in a little steering fluid help a little. Yesterday the engine light on for vacuum leak at isolator bolts in intake manifold. It costs over $500 to fix it. It seems more troubles ahead. Now the car lost 2/3 value after 4 yrs. I did my part for maintain (3000 miles oil change, transmission fluid and filter change once. Air filter twice.) Ford not.
by jwhclayton on Jun 4, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Windstar 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I purchased new in summer of 2004, it now has 75,000 miles on it. I have changed oil every 4,000 miles, replaced tires, replace brake pads on front, replace power steering fluid. It has only been in the dealership twice since it was new. No complaints.
by Richard on Jan 13, 2005 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Windstar 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
90,000 miles, front brakes, power steering pump, set of Firestone Tires at 75K after the OEM General's were retired. Do the math; $1300.00 plus oil change and filter, tire rotation every 10,000 miles at $55.00. $1795.00 for 90,000 miles. 2 cents per mile. How can you beat it. About 22 miles per gallon at $2.00 in California is $8200 of fuel in two years and price paid of $22,405 OTD. $.36 per mile for two years. Value to move $6,000. $26,400 / 90,000 = .2933 cents per mile. FORD HAS A BETTER IDEA.
by twins4me2003 on Nov 18, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Windstar 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
We only have the basic model, but I
still love this van. We had to have a
van with newborn twins!! This was the
best for its value and space. One of
my friends has a MVP and it is sooo
cramped compared to my van.
by tony22r on Aug 2, 2003 Vehicle: 2003 Ford Windstar 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
Bought NEW for $20K out-the-door.
Since New: Service Engine Soon light ON.
5K Trim, Weatherstripping falling off
7K All doors rattling, squeeking
40K Blown Head Gaskets
50K Blown Transmission
55K (and 10 Recalls later) Sold for $3K
Good riddance! I feel sorry for the Sap
who bought it, and I'm just glad that
it's not MY problem any more!
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