1996 Ford Windstar Consumer Review: Good Van

1996 Ford Windstar - Consumer Review

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GL Passenger Minivan (3.0L V6 4-speed Automatic)

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Good Van
By windstarok on


1996 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


We purchased our Windstar new in '96.
Just before the 36K mile warranty
ran out, I had 2 minor items fixed
(tailgate struts and a side-view
mirror) I had the transmission fluid
and filter replaced at the dealer and
the trans checked out a-ok. About 2
months later (after the warranty ran
out) the transmission failed. Upon
reviewing my case and service records
Ford readily paid 90%. This was the
only problem until 85K miles(EGR and
Oxygen sensor) and at 90K with a
cracked engine sub-frame (odd). I've
spent $900 in repairs (except routine
maintenance)& 3 weeks in the shop for 6
years and 90K+ miles on a van that I
saved $4,000 off a Honda or Toyota.

Best Features

Room, comfort, power

Worst Features

Better handling! Leans too much in turns
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