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1999 Ford Windstar

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By ZEBRA
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1999 Ford Windstar 3dr Minivan


Review

This car was o k until I had to have
the valve cover gaskets replaced
$450.Ford put faulty gaskets on these
engines.caused intake manifold to leak
air.engine ping unaceptable. This will
be my last Ford. now power steering is
broken.whats to love about that??gas
milege is bad.


Worst Features

Ford should have had this engine perfect.they have built this 3.8 for years.


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Fix Or Repair Daily--ford 99 sel
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By danny z.
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 4dr Minivan


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purchased used at 36,000.needed intake
manifold,starter,trans,battery,computer,
side doors dont closed all the time
[motors replaced,dashboard ratels,etc..
called ford and they can care less.van
now has 54,00 onit and today the
plastics gear changer that regulates
the air flow to parts of the van is
sounding like a bomb in the dash.Called
ford another 4400 please.What a junk
box...traded my honda for this !!!


Worst Features

dont buy this type of van!!!


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Too much grief
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By mnmlst
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


Review

Bought new for $24,000 all up in May
'99. Now has 54,000 miles. 4-door LX
with dual a/c. Ended up at the dealer a
lot that first year: cruise control (3
trips to fix), liftgate piston failed,
battery died, cabin air vent mechanism
came loose and stopped the HVAC,
taillight came loose, rear wiper motor
died, odometer is 4 percent off. Since
that teething period it's needed a
manifold repair ($1100) and new front
brake rotors. Cabin lights strobe,
passenger side front seat is jammed in
its track, upholstery wearing out
quickly. Get a GOOD, extended warranty.
Pay a lot for foreign and avoid the
repair shop or pay less for domestic,
then pay the repair shop. Six of one...


Best Features

Separate A/C controls; three children love that. Good power, easy driving, cold a/c, rear wiper, cupholders, cheap oil changes, gets 17 mpg around town, nice loading and lifting heights.


Worst Features

Engine should be quieter. Once a vehicle model has a reputation, it doesn't make sense for the manufacturer to spend a lot improving it. Windstar rep is so bad it got a new name. Freestar will be garbage too. Ford, start over.


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Lost My Shirt along with My Patience
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By dissappointed_buyer
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 4dr Minivan


Review

Purchased this van because of a growing
family and its crash ratings. Fine for
the first 3yrs/30K miles. At 35K:
engine knock-$600 (warranty expired).
At 38K: new transmission(dealership had
bungled the Ford After Warranty Program
that would have saved us $$)negotiated
$1500, Ford Motor Co wouldn't talk to
us. At 39.5K miles engine knock was
back. Dealership est. $1300. Took it
to a mechanic who spent 2 days -
made "some" improvements for $300 and
advised me to get rid of it. I did.
Also had a few intermintant problems:
cabin light flashing & warning signal
sounding for no apparent reason.
Good Ridence.


Best Features

I liked the way it looked. We had the back up sensor which was helpful with such a long vehicle and kid's toys in the driveway - That was an option that paid for itself.


Worst Features

Take responsibility for your quality. It is soooo poor that not only is Ford giving themselves a bad name but they are tarnishing all American auto makers. There was no way I was going to buy anything but a Honda or a Toyota.


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I will never own another Ford
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By fordhater1
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


Review

I bought my 99 Ford Windstar used from
a reputable dealer. After having it for
10 months, the interior and exterior
lights began to dim. The fan blower
began to surge and the dome lights
would flicker on and off at any given
time. A days later the battery was
dead. Something id draining the
battery, but 3 Ford dealerships cannot
find the root cause. The van has been
in the shop for the last 6 months and
counting. We my have driven it for 3
weeks out of the last 6 months. Never
buy a Ford product.


Best Features

none


Worst Features

Manufacture a product that works, and improve on customer service.


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