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Performance
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By SteveFromSyracuse
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1997 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan


Review

Don't ever take this baby on the LONG
HAUL! That transmission will sing you
an expensive tune. It heats up after
an hour or so and everything starts to
blink and go alarmed. Fixed the
traditional things like the mysterious
power windows & lights & warning
alerts. Just over 100k miles now,
front bearings are going. Must sell and
buy anything but a FORD.


Best Features

Interior layout is nice.


Worst Features

Recall every FORD anything and sell the metal as SCRAP to China!


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What problems? Do preventative maint.!!!
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By ezrider
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan


Review

If you take car of this vehicle, it
will not give you many problems. It's
true the front driver side door sensor
was a little bit of a pain, an
alternator went (it's pushing 80K) but
so what! It still has its original
FoMoCo battery after almost 6 years of
dependable service! This vehicle is
as solid and reliable as any foreign
car I have owned (about 10 Honda's)


Best Features

Rear radio control and lighter for appliances like cell phone charger


Worst Features

None, the 2004 Freestar looks good and the price proposition of a Ford van makes sense. You don't need to spend more on foreign if you don't want to.


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Windstar Review -Jmmcoolebay@hotmail.com
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By Jordan M
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan


Review

This minivan is great. Has Great power,
aceleration is very good, you can roast
the tires in this very very good. Gas
Milege is also good


Best Features

Engine power - 3.8 litre - 200hp


Worst Features

Its great how it is


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Jack Nasser ruined Ford in only 10 years
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By Compaq_Dude
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan


Review

Van has had nothing but problems wince
purchased. What a "pile"!
Transmission is about to go, at 76K.
Fought the door sensor thing like sooo
many other "lucky" Windstar owners.
Now ABS computer has died. $1300.00 to
repair. After yelling at the dealer,
they knocked 2/3rds off the cost. This
tells me that they have that much
markup to work with from the
beginning. One month ago it was the
steering rack,and fluids leaking,
$1200.00. This thing is falling
apart. I have driven Fords my entire
life, but Jack Nasser made himself
rich, and trashed the Ford name! I
will NEVER buy a F-ound O-n R-oad D-ead
again!!!!


Best Features

The fact that you can't ever have a transmission with more that 75k on it. If it goes any further, it needs to be replaced. Freind with '98 is on 3rd tranny!


Worst Features

Use a reliable engine and transmission, not the same crappy engine that blew-up in Taurus' of the same years.


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Blown engine
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By steverob
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Vehicle

1997 Ford Windstar Minivan GL 3dr Minivan


Review

Head gasket failed and destroyed the
engine (3.8). Only has 77,000 and Ford
will offer no assistance. We will never
buy another Ford product.


Best Features

none


Worst Features

Drain fluids and market them as boat anchors


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