1996 Ford Windstar Consumer Review: After 70K Watch out

1996 Ford Windstar - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
After 70K Watch out
By bowwowWindstar on


1996 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


I bought this with 48K on it from an
individual who had done all the
scheduled maintenance.
At around 70K the problems started
occurring including, but not limited to:
Transmission and A\C compressor.
Other problems include a multitude of
minor problems which have all added up,
including but not limited to:
Cracked gas tank - We didn't hit anything
Rear wiper motor went out
rear vent window motor went out
CD player spits out 90% of CDs without
Both cigarette lighters won't charge
Alarm system goes off for no reason
I'll be trading this in soon, so i'd
advise against anyone in Austin against
buying a used one. It might be this one.

Worst Features

The overall reliability of this vehicle needs to be significantly improved. It seems that this van was designed to become obsolete with most of the major and minor systems failing.
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