This has been a good vehicle,
considering it was an emergency
purchase, but I wouldn't buy one again.
It's all over the road, and has some
funny quirks even my mechanic can't
figure out. Great for hauling people
and stuff, but not very fun to drive.
I have driven my 1998 Windstar 142,000
miles. The only maintenance has been
normal items such as oil changes, new
brakes, etc. Not a single problem with
engine, transmission, or other
mechanical items. It has been the most
reliable vehicle I have ever owned.
It has better seating for a big fellow
than Dodge or other minivans that seem
to be made for females.
Engine not as smooth or quiet as some
I bought this van from a family friend
who sells cars. Little did I know it
would cost me $3000 a year in repairs
to keep it going. I foolishly bought
it because it looked good and I
thought Ford meant quality. It seems
50,000 miles is about as long as
atransmission will last. My coworkers
soon informed me of numerous expensive
problems they had, head gaskets blown,
steering racks going, springs
breaking, air conditioning controls
breaking, etc....etc. And Ford
standing there saying we stand behind
our product. Aw shucks can't help its
past warrenty. Stay away even if it's
It drinks gas and I have Exxon shares.
Stop building junk Ford. This van has
cost me 50% of purchase price in 3