1996 Windstar

Consumer Reviews

1996 Ford Windstar

Review Score

4.2 out of 5 stars

4.2

4 Reviews
Score Breakdown
4.8 out of 5 stars Comfort
4.2 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.2 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4.2 out of 5 stars Reliability
4.5 out of 5 stars Performance
3.5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

GREAT CAR FOR THE MONEY

by MINIVANMAN from on Tue Nov 03 2009

PERFORMANCE HANDLING COMFORT AND ECONOMY TO CARRY 7 ALL ROLLED UP IN ONE CAR. GET OVER 20 MILES TO THE GALLON WHILE COMFORTABLY SEATING 7 ADULTS! THE SEATS ARE AT THE IDEAL HIGHT TO GET IN AND OUT WITH BAD KNEES AND MOST OF ALL ITS BUILT FORD TOUGH!

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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3 out of 5 stars

1996 Ford Windstar

by user from Dallas on Thu May 25 2006

This vehical rides great ,comfortable, has very poor turning radius,and lacks exterior styling, however I have owned this van for 6 years and have no regrets very dependable , and has a nice interior inluding fit and finish

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
1 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

Great Car

by Mini Me from on Fri Sep 23 2011

This was my best car. I would definitely recommend this car to all my friends. Great for families. I just love how the car runs and it is great on gas.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Good minivan

by John from Fairfax, Va on Sun Oct 03 2010

Bought this when we had our 5th child and it took us to 165,000 miles. Never had a transmission problem but we did blow a head gasket. Gas mileage is good at 26 hwy. Power is great, you step on it, it responds. Good comfort throughout all three rows, sliding feature came in handy, they're really heavy so beware if you must remove them. Visibility is is great but like all minivans you cannot see the end of the hood. Ride is smooth, absorbs bumps nicely and doesn't wake the kids when sleep (praise Jesus). Headlights have good distance and illuminate the road well. Our only problem that made us break down and buy a 2003 Windstar was "ding...ding...ding x50" when driving down the road. The doors were all closed but the sensors were bad so the computer thought they were open. No new sensors would fix the problem so we decided a new van was needed anyway. Good van.

5 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

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Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Ford Windstar

To really test a minivan, you need to load it with people and possessions and drive it somewhere. That's just what we did with the 1996 Ford Windstar LX. Grabbed the kids, the grandparents and eight pieces of overstuffed luggage and took a long hike from Atlanta to the South Carolina coast. (OK, so we needed a vacation, too.)

The key questions: How did the Windstar's revised 3.8-liter engine perform and how aggravating was the lack of a fourth door - something that competitors like Honda and Chrysler have over Ford?

He: After the first hour in a Windstar crammed full of people and suitcases, I remembered just why I swore off taking family vacations in minivans some 10 years ago. After the second... Read More