1995 Ford Windstar Consumer Review: Sad Tale of My Windstar

1995 Ford Windstar - Consumer Review

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GL Passenger Minivan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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Sad Tale of My Windstar
By the_five_js on


1995 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


I purchased a 95 Windstar 1 yr old
with 15K mi. At first it ran well,
great comfort and ride. Then came head
gasket failure, resulting in engine
rebuild. Ford recalled engines, a year
after $4000 bill. Also replaced brake
system (2x), trans, speedo head (3x @
$350 a pop). The door ajar chime
always turned on/off at random.
Towards the end cruise control and FI
system failed. I got 140K miles out of
this beast, but at WAY too high a cost
of ownership. Just donated it to
charity since repair estimates were
greater than value. To anyone
considering Windstars (any year but
especially '95), be smart and look
elsewhere -- no matter what the price!

Best Features

Great interior comfort; exceptionally smooth ride; good power from 3.8L V6

Worst Features

Windstar has been replaced by Freestar, but anyone considering a Freestar should be warned of Windstar legacy!
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