Purchased the car because we liked the
styling, safety and size. Went for a
loaded SEL because we planned to pay it
off and keep it for 8-10 years.
Suddenly, with 55k miles, the car just
stops. It will only go into reverse.
We have it towed to the shop and find
out we need a new transmission for
$2500! Looking through the internet I
find dozens of people that have had the
exact same problem.
How Ford can state or even imply that
they build quality vehicles is beyond
me, this will be the very last Ford
product I ever purchase. I want my
Harsh ride, noisy engine, depreciates
rapidly, unreliable, undependable.
Start from scratch, Ford, and learn how
to build a car.
This is the worst auto I have ever
owned. It has been in the dealership
shop at least once per month since I
purchased it. The engine sounds like
the valves are clattering all the
time. its had 6 new pistons,The
transmission rebuilt 3 times, the
interior lights turn off and on by
themselves. The lifters have been
replaced 1 at a time for over 2 years.
The doors leak. instrument panel went
out and that controls the theft and
ignition system. The intake manifold
has been replaced 4 times this is
normal for the intake to warp I'm
told. this is my first and last FORD.
When it runs, it rides very nice and
the seats are pretty comfortable
(great for waiting for the tow truck)
improve the wiring,the transmision,
and the quality of the factory.
Improve trouble shooting. If a car
comes in to the shop more than 4 times
in 6 months have a dealer rep check it
This is my second rating...again, this
van has cost me nearly $1,500 in the
past six months and I have another 21
months to pay on this piece of junk. I
spent over $500 on replacing some
sensor that went bad and caused van to
stall. Now check engine light is on
and I'm told some carbon buildup,
leaking gasket allowing air and leaking
manifold are causing the problem.
Cost, a whopping $995 to fix. This is
my first and last FORD! What junk!
I paid over $40,000 for this van, I
expect better than a car worth $400!
This car was great until the dreaded
36000 mile warranty cut off. At about
38000 miles all heck broke loose. 1st it
was the heater ($1300), next the air
intake thing ??,($900) then the bearings
($1400). $3600 later we traded it in
for a real car (Honda). Through all the
problems neither Ford nor the dealership
wanted to even know us. In 1 yr. of
owning the Windstar it cost us $3600 in
repairs and $8000 in depreciation .
After owning 4 other previous Fords I
will never buy a Ford again!!!
This van is no longer in my driveway
Throw the plans away , fire your
designers and engineers, and start over!!!!!