1998 Ford Windstar Consumer Review: Good and Bad

1998 Ford Windstar - Consumer Review

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

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By Oregon on


1998 Ford Windstar GL 3dr Minivan


We bought this car, used, from a
dealership when it had 36k miles; it now
has 57k miles. The ride is great. It's
roomy and spacious, has great
acceleration (3.8L), and the
driver's/passenger's view is good. The
safety structure is right up with
Siennas and Odysseys (www.nhtsa.dot.gov,
www.hwysafety.org). The key issue is
RELIABILITY. To date, here are the
issues : 1)at times the back windows
won't work, 2)side views don't function
properly, 3)at times the door ajar
occurs when all doors are closed, and
4)the transmission in reverse is
beginning to rattle (which corresponds
to the poorly made transmission I've
heard much about).

Best Features

Be sure to do a lot of research on the history of this van and then make your choice to buy it or not. We've decided to sell it and buy a 98' Sienna.

Worst Features

The 98' Sienna is structurly safe and yet RELIABLE. The two are a must with us.
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