Bought used, 75K miles later
By Tim on
2003 Ford Windstar 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.