Took care of my Ford Windstar with
regular maintenance and oil changes.
At 69,000 miles, mechanic now tells me
I need to spend $1400 dollars on
replacing the head gasket...a "common"
problem, but Ford has issued no
recalls. Cannot belive there is not a
class action law suit yet on this
common problem. Do yourself a favor
and buy a Toyota or Honda.
Favorite Feature is I know never to buy
a Ford again based on the lack of
reliability of its autos.
Build a car that can make it to at
least 100K miles, how about that?
I bought this car in 1996 and have
122K on it and have not had any head
gasket problem and it still has the
original transmission. This thing is
a tank. It has never stranded me and
takes care of all of the stuff I have
to carry around!
200 hp V6. I raced a V6 mustang and
beat it. Decent ride. Rear air
Fix the speedometer registering
element. It broke at like 60000 miles.
I purchased a 1996 Ford Windstar GL in
April of 1999 (28,500 miles). The car
performed solidly to about 68,000
miles. At this point, the engine
cooling gasket went bad and the entire
engine needed replaced. Ford replaced
the engine at a local dealer, but it
still cost me about $1000.00. Now at
90, 000 Miles I am having a multitude
of problems. Speedometer broken, re-
winshield washer motor burnt out, wheel
sensor failing, and transmission
beginning to slip.
The vehicle has a nice comfortable ride
and the body is is solid. Good
The powertrain repairs are expensive
and much too prevelant. I am
dissappointed in the overall durability
of the vehicle. Advertised as Ford's
best van, it does not live up to its
THE VAN HAS 107,000 MILES ON. DROVE IT
TO CALIFORNIA TWICE AND TWICE TO
ORLANDO NO PROBLEM. NEVER BEEN TO A
DEALER FOR MAJOR REPAIR. I DO MY OWN
REGULAR OIL, TRANS FLUID MAINT AND
OTHER MINOR MAINT. I THINK IT WOUD LAST
FOR ANOTHER 100,000 MILES
GOOD REAR A/C, ENOUGH ENGINE POWER
NEED ROOM TO ACCESS BACK SPARK PLUGS,
DURABLE FRONT AIR CHANELLING SYSTEM.