2003 Ford Windstar Minivan Limited 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
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
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!
Fold into the floor rear seat (2004 Freestar has it) and auto climate control would be great additions.
2003 Ford Windstar Minivan SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
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!!
I use to like the exterior looks as well as the interior.
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.
2003 Ford Windstar Minivan LX Standard 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)
I like everything about this van. After 4 years the style is still current with other van designs.
My favorite items are the stylish running lights and the overall width of the van, standard as it may be.
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.