Pluses: Ground clearance makes driving
in snow a breeze, dual air-
conditioners, 20-21 mpg.
Minuses: Recalls, Coil springs broke,
door ajar alarm comes on in damp
weather, bushings in idler pulley for
serpentine belt seized up while on
highway (yikes),lots of tie rod ends
replaced. Money spent on repairs would
have gotten me into a much more
reliable vehicle. Which in 1995 would
have been the Toyota.
I'd start with the under-engineered
front suspension. The windshield wiper
wells need to go, they collect ice and
We have had our van for 8 years. We
have not had to put any money into this
van until now. On a road trip the
transmission goes out. We had to put
out $2300 to get a rebuilt trans. I
have a feeling that this is not the
last of the problems to come.
Hopefully I can talk my husband into
getting rid of this van before anything
else happens. Check engine light wont
go off. Scary!!!
I like that comfort of the ride. It has
a lot of room for the kids and their
friends. I like the smooth ride too.
It has been a reliable vehicle. It had
a head gasket problem but Ford fixed
that. Brakes every 40 - 50,000 miles.
Nothing out of the ordinary.
(except odd electrical problem, Ford
wiring always seems to be an issue)
we are the second owner of this van.
had 89000.mi on it when we bought it
and it now has 123000. with no problems
at all!! everything works good, its
comfortable, roomy, easy to drive and
always starts. we did put a battery
in it and brakes but thats it for the
4years we had it. i really don't want
to part with it but the miles are
getting up there, even though it is in
excellent condition, i think its time.
the only thing that does not work in it
is the passenger window recently
decided not to work.
automatic rearview mirror, keypad
none, as far as i am concered, it was a
great buy and served us well
this is my second ford, and the last
one. the windstar compared to the
taurus doesnt have as many minor
continous problem (thus the name Fix Or
Repair Daily) but I had to replace the
transmission twice in 50000KM, a/c
electrical problem, BALL JOINT, Tie Rod
every spring...How can Ford be in
Business.. Just bought a 2003 CRV bye
lumbar support, electric seats, good
comfort compared to chrysler and GM
Ford... Stop making vehicle your in the