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Don't buy Windstars
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By Run away
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


Review

We bought this car new in 1999, and
thats where the trouble started. It
didn't have all of the options we were
led to believe (rear audio plate was on
the car but there was no rear audio).
Electrical glitches very early on. As
soon as the warranty ran out, the
steering rack needed replaced, radio
which was never that good broke, and
numerous electrical glitches. Air bag
light spent more time on than off after
fixing twice, just gave up. Torque
converter went at 85000 miles and fixed.
Transmission finally went at 95000
miles and the brake light started coming
on and I am calling it quits. These are
just the major problems. I am now
donating this car to charity and I feel
guilty.


Best Features

Engine has good power.


Worst Features

You name it, it needs improved.


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It's a Ford...
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By AlonSeal
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


Review

If you buy a Ford, get a extended
warranty. For $800+, it covered these
out of warranty repairs...
1. Transmission
2. A/C Compressor and Evaporator
3. Strut bushing
4. Radio
5. Air Blend door motor
combine valued over $5000. No, I won't
buy a Ford again.
In warranty repairs included 2 sensors,
and intake manifold gasket.


Best Features

Back when we got it, the big deal was dual sliding doors. It's still our favorite, but not such a big deal now.


Worst Features

Don't stop at just licensing hybrid technology from Toyota. Go rebadge a Sienna, and stop making cars!


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junk
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By scott4353425
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


Review

Head gasket and transmission both went.
What else is there to say but don't buy
one. I feel lucky, I got 84K on it
before the tranny went.


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Love my Van
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By rachael
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


Review

I LOVE my Van I hear all these bad
storys and I wonder what do you do with
your vans! This is not the Indy 500 for
Windstars. I have never had a problem.
It has only broke down once when my
husband was driving it. So don't let
guys drive a mom car. Would buy another
one when this one dies.


Best Features

I love the dual sliding doors


Worst Features

Slam it down with some 20's


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Worked Great Until 60K
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By challenger867
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


Review

I bought the car offlease with 35K. I
started having problems last year with
the electrical system. I just replaced
the intake manifold gasket including
the bolts, the mass airflow sensor and
just about every other sensor to
finally get the check engine light
off. The light is still off, but is
not allright. It continues to have new
electrical odd problems that cannot be
easily diagnosed or fixed. Do not buy
Windstars!


Best Features

Enough room for the whole family. Good for traveling when it runs.


Worst Features

Scrap Yard


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