2002 Ford Windstar Consumer Review: Not bad for the years

2002 Ford Windstar - Consumer Review

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SEL Passenger Minivan (3.8L V6 4-speed Automatic)

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4 of 5 people found this review helpful
Not bad for the years
By FordNuts on


2002 Ford Windstar SEL 4dr Minivan (3.8L 6cyl 4A)


The SEL was the cat's meow back then, leather seats, VCR/CD combo, seats 6, slider doors. Over the years we took the car everywhere and it was fairly reliable, 167K miles. It's doesn't handle like a truck and offered smoother and quieter ride, but sometimes stressed systems wore down. Replaced heat coil 2X, alternator 1X, battery 2X, frt. brakes and tires 3-4 times, & one slider failed. Just brought in for recall(s) on the back axle and it failed. It supposedly is a fairly low percentage of failures, but could be catastrophic if your axle fails.

Best Features

Leather seats, back lumbar support in driver's seat, adjustable front seats, VCR combo/entertainment for kids, roof rack, easy console

Worst Features

Emergency break issues, slider reliability, Check engine light issues, and lately the Check Trans light and O/D warning light came, and now back axle failing. Got our miles out of it. Ford appears to be offering a buy out on car, may take them up on it.
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