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1999 Windstar LX
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By F.O.R.D.
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


Review

I have 83K. The front end has had
problems since day one. I had bad
pinging caused by leaky intake manifold
gaskets ($1000). Rack & Pinion went
bad ($600). Rear window leaks. Dealer
installed remote keyless entry has
never worked properly.


Best Features

Comfortable interior, powerful V6 engine.


Worst Features

Quality needs to be job one again at Ford. I'll be looking hard and long at Toyota and Honda in a year when I go to replace this vehicle.


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1999 Windstar - Its been a great trip
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By imbartman
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


Review

We have had this car since new and have
had an excellent experience. This car
has travelled hard and never let us
down.

It is a comfortable van with a nice
ride, but not so cushy that you are
afraid to use it.

The throttle and engine noise is a
little more 'throaty' than most, but
the power is smooth and plentiful. I
would have no problem selling this car
to a friend - even with 120,000 miles
on it.


Best Features

Cupholders everywhere, seats fold easily and are removed easily.


Worst Features

Fold Flat 3rd row seats - I think they do this now. These fold flat, but not into the floor. They have to be removed.


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Been good to us
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By Dadto2
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1999 Ford Windstar SEL 4dr Minivan


Review

Bought our SEL just before our first
was born. Now 4.5 yrs later we have 2
and the Windstar is still getting it
done. Great family & Home Depot hauler.
The leather has held up well and the
carpet is very tough. We shopped for a
new van/suv 2 weeks ago and didn't find
anything that motivated us to replace
the Windstar. I change the coolant,
trans & PS fluids every year. Other
than routine maint it has needed a MAF
sensor, battery & tie rod ends. Our
dealer returned it in 1/2 day each
time. No cost w/ext warr. We ALWAYS buy
them. Any late model vehicle can break
the bank without one. The power doors
are a great with an armful of kids,
groceries, etc.


Best Features

Styling, power doors, power front seats, 4 captains chairs, built- in "systems" check.


Worst Features

Better mileage. SERVICE TIPS: Change the coolant, trans & power steeing fluid yearly to avoid big $$$ repairs. If your power doors "act up" replace the van's battery.


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Don't Walk, Run From a 1999 Windstar
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By mroberts35
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1999 Ford Windstar LX 3dr Minivan


Review

I bought a 1999 Windstar used from a
dealership. It had 36,000 miles when we
bought it and we thought we were getting a
good deal. The engine light went on befor
we got it home from the dealer. Thank
goodness for the extended warrenty we
bought, and a good dealership, becasue the
light went on 4 more time within the next
4,000 miles. I had read about all the
problems others had had but we bought it
anyway, figuring who writes in good
reviews. Now I know why they were all bad.
Don't buy this car..please!


Best Features

dual sliding doors. A must have


Worst Features

reliability!!!


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How can Ford keep selling this junk?
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By Bummed customer
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1999 Ford Windstar SE 4dr Minivan


Review

I thought maybe I was the exception
and just had made a horrible mistake.
After reading these reviews I realize
I am in solid (and unfortunately
miserable) company. It is hard to
conceive of how Ford can keep selling
this garbage with a straight face.
When I talked to the "service
supervisor" about how shocked I was
that the tranny died at 50K miles, he
nodded and said "yep, that really
shouldn't happen." Then I had to be
the jerk attorney I can be and
threaten them with all kinds of bad
stuff just to get a new tranny for
$800. Never again. Buy foreign, you
won't be sorry.


Best Features

Roomy.


Worst Features

Build a van you can be proud of for Chrissake!


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