1996 Ford Windstar Consumer Review: Never again!

1996 Ford Windstar - Consumer Review

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

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Never again!
By Colleen on


1996 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


After driving my first brand new car is was immediately plagued with problems. When we purchased the van we were assured that we would be able to tow a tent trailer (<3,000 lbs). Initially the check engine light came on. Nothing wrong at the dealer. Don't know what the computer has been trying to tell us over the past 9 years but now I've placed a sticker over the light and just ignore it! Right after the warranty ran out 40k miles, the transmission went out! Took to a transmission shop who said you can't haul with a front wheel drive auto! This is my 3rd transmission in 9 years and I poke along the road with my kids! Never, ever buying another Ford even if they give it to me!

Best Features

Are you kidding?

Worst Features

The whole drive train needs improving!
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