1999 Ford Windstar
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Very reliable for the past 16 years.

by from GA on July 31, 2017

Excellent for 7 all round van.. Paint and interior are still very good condition! Only major work was replacing the Torque Converter about 7 years ago.. Otherwise routine maintence, tires , brea...
Excellent for 7 all round van.. Paint and interior are still very good condition! Only major work was replacing the Torque Converter about 7 years ago.. Otherwise routine maintence, tires , breaks, etc.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transportingfamily

Does recommend this car!!

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Great idea poorly executed. Money pit

by from Vancouver BC on June 9, 2017

I loved the room when the backs seats were removed. Seats were also very comfortable. I liked having the two armrests in the drivers seat. Good stereo. Van was nice looking. Too bad the transmission w...
I loved the room when the backs seats were removed. Seats were also very comfortable. I liked having the two armrests in the drivers seat. Good stereo. Van was nice looking. Too bad the transmission went out and had to be replaced. Then the replacement transmission started to go as well. The rear axle started to form a crack which could have caused a serious accident if I hadn't noticed it. Check engine light was always on. For that reason I couldn't have the vehicle tested for our aircare program thus could not insure this vehicle even though it was only 7 year old. spent more time in the shop then it did on the road. Really liked the van but hated the reliability issues.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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Fun car to drive & very versitile.

by from Conroe, Texas on December 1, 2012

Very dependable; comfortable; A/C will freeze you out. Leather seats, all power; push button rear doors slide, many extras; great for kids & large adults. Navigation/GPS added. Purchased 27 Feb02; col...
Very dependable; comfortable; A/C will freeze you out. Leather seats, all power; push button rear doors slide, many extras; great for kids & large adults. Navigation/GPS added. Purchased 27 Feb02; color: Chestnut or Ginger Glow (Brown)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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ford windstars with 150,000 miles are Trouble!

by from TN on December 12, 2011

they aren't like foreign cars. they have sensor trouble. the transmission starts going out. the sliding doors start sticking. the power steering and rack and pinion can go out. its sad--ive had many o...
they aren't like foreign cars. they have sensor trouble. the transmission starts going out. the sliding doors start sticking. the power steering and rack and pinion can go out. its sad--ive had many of them and enjoyed them for a time. But a 1999 I bought less than a year ago for 2700 with leather seats etc. has needed 2 new batteries 500 dollar+ on check engine lite stuff, a serpentine belt, a power steering pump and pulley, a rack and pinion and trans work. very hard to cope with.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Most Reliable Car I've Owned

by from The Northland on June 15, 2011

This is not as bad of a van as most people say it is. I know for a fact that this is one of the most reliable vehicles you can own. My family and I live out in the country, and our driveway is a steep...
This is not as bad of a van as most people say it is. I know for a fact that this is one of the most reliable vehicles you can own. My family and I live out in the country, and our driveway is a steep gravel hill. In the winter, this van would rarely get stuck. Both of my sisters drove this car when they were in highschool, and both my parents drove from point A to where ever. A couple of years ago, one of my sisters had an accident with this van. She was perfectly fine, but the airbags did not deploy. Hopefullly this would not happen to any of you drivers, but be aware. Other than that, we beat this car up pretty bad, and it still ran great until that one day.
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Purchased a new car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car!!

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Ford Windstar LX

by from Pontiac,Mi on February 26, 2011

A Good van for any family or first time driver, drives and rides good. Handles pretty good and has lots of space.
A Good van for any family or first time driver, drives and rides good. Handles pretty good and has lots of space.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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worse vehicle anyone can buy.

by from Largo FL on February 15, 2011

This is the worse vehicle anyone can buy, I onwed a 1999 windstar and everything that can possibly go wrong with a vhicle went wrong with this car, I would strongly recomend NOT to buy this vehicle.
This is the worse vehicle anyone can buy, I onwed a 1999 windstar and everything that can possibly go wrong with a vhicle went wrong with this car, I would strongly recomend NOT to buy this vehicle.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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I wish I had listened

by from CT on June 12, 2010

My uncle and brother own this van my uncles is a 2000SE my brothers is 1995xl mine was an 1999SE my brother and my uncle both said "don't buy that thing its gonna be nothing but trouble even though it...
My uncle and brother own this van my uncles is a 2000SE my brothers is 1995xl mine was an 1999SE my brother and my uncle both said "don't buy that thing its gonna be nothing but trouble even though its in good shape now" 2500 miles later and i really wish i had listened. the transmission blew, its cheeper to replace the car than drop out the engine wich is what you have to do to replace or fix the transmission and even if we do that its still not safe to drive.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Pure Junk

by from Portage Indiana on April 21, 2010

This van has been nothing but trouble since the day we purchased it brand new. Two intake manifold gaskets, cracked brake rotors, constant problems with interior lights, warning lights, radio speakers...
This van has been nothing but trouble since the day we purchased it brand new. Two intake manifold gaskets, cracked brake rotors, constant problems with interior lights, warning lights, radio speakers cutting in and out, transmission rebuilds at 50,000 & 70,000 miles. I've never owned a car this bad. Replacing the Ford original parts with aftermarkets helps somewhat. Try to contact Ford Motor Company, and all you will get is the runaround. Resale value is significantly less than the Toyota and Honda vans I should have purchased. I will not make the Ford mistake again.
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Does not recommend this car

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Best Van to buy

by from Van Wert, OH on March 24, 2009

We bought our van with 94,000 miles on the transmission, and 12,000 miles on the engine. The engine was replaced by ford at 82,000 miles. The van now has 245,000 miles on it and the transmission is go...
We bought our van with 94,000 miles on the transmission, and 12,000 miles on the engine. The engine was replaced by ford at 82,000 miles. The van now has 245,000 miles on it and the transmission is going. But our mechanic said it would only last another three months. That was last year in may. My husband delivers phone books and he'll put a pallet of phone books in this van and it does the job. It handles the load, and keeps on going. I'm very impressed with the windstars and am now on here looking for another one. We've had 2 windstars and my husband puts them to the test with the phone books and they passed over and over. Oh, and we never tune up our vehicles. So very little maintenance was done. I am still driving it. But I will be buying another one very soon. Best van for the money. I recommend a windstar wholeheartedly.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Work

Does recommend this car!!

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