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2003 Ford Windstar Minivan

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Bought used, 75K miles later
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By Tim
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Windstar Minivan Limited 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Our 2003 Windstar Limited has been a very reliable van. We have put >75K miles on in less than 4 years of ownership. The only problems we have had is occasional flickering interior lights and the in dash CD changer that sometimes does not want to eject that we deal with. The Winstar was the last van with a removable 3rd seat rather than fold flat. This is the one thing that I dislike about the van. The rear seat is heavy and bulky to move in and out. The VCP rather than DVD based entertainment system is another drawback. Our limited is very quiet and comfortable to drive, although our typical gas mileage of 20 MPG is a little lower than what we had hoped for


Favorite Features

Preset memory seats/mirrors. Wife and I are different sizes and having the van set seat/pedal an mirror position based on the key fob that is unlocking the door is great. Power sliding doors, little convex mirror to see the kidos and the backup sensor system are great!


Suggested Improvements

Fold into the floor rear seat (2004 Freestar has it) and auto climate control would be great additions.


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NEVER BUY A FORD AGAIN
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By NEVER BUY A FORD
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I bought this lemon in 2005 had 32000 miles on it. I had to replace transmission in April 2007 at 50000 miles and replaced engine at 59000 miles, what a lemon. It makes me sick to think Ford builds cars like this to sell to family's. Will never buy another Ford product ever!!


Favorite Features

I use to like the exterior looks as well as the interior.


Suggested Improvements

Where should I start, Ford needs to offer better warranty if they do not know how to make vehicle last at least 100,000 miles. Electrical problems needs some attention, gas mileage needs improving.


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2003 Windstar
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By w. sick
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Windstar Minivan SE 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This has been a reliable and totally trouble free vehicle with lots of both passenger and load carrying capacity.


Favorite Features

Toatlly removeable seats wich maximum load capacity if needed.


Suggested Improvements

With today's transmission advances, a 5 or 6-speed would be desireable.


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It beats the bus
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By big-b
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I went from a 1998 to a 2003. I like everything about it except that the engine is very noisy at low speeds. The dashboard display is a it distracting too.


Favorite Features

Leather, power sliding doors, 6 cd changer, self dimming mirror, and a very attractive look.


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4 years and Running
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By jesfam
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Vehicle

2003 Ford Windstar Minivan LX Standard 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I like everything about this van. After 4 years the style is still current with other van designs.


Favorite Features

My favorite items are the stylish running lights and the overall width of the van, standard as it may be.


Suggested Improvements

The improvements must be made in the suspension. 5 people in my van has it bottoming out. Vacations are hard on the vehicle and we are not overweight. I am still looking for advice on the suspension as this has been a problem from the beginning and the only suggestion was new shocks.


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