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2000 Ford Windstar Consumer Reviews

3.3
Average based on 27 reviews
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This was a very reliable car.

by from California on December 19, 2011

We bought a 2000 Windstar SE, in 2002, which was coming off of a corporate lease. It had 57,000 miles on it and was totaled in an accident at 130,600 miles. Some guy wasn’t paying attention and made a...
We bought a 2000 Windstar SE, in 2002, which was coming off of a corporate lease. It had 57,000 miles on it and was totaled in an accident at 130,600 miles. Some guy wasn’t paying attention and made an accordion out of the rear end. Over the 10 years we owned the vehicle, I feel it was a very dependable vehicle. It needed maintenance like any other vehicle. Parts wear out and need replacing. If you don't work on cars then it will be rather expensive having it fixed but this is true of all automobiles. They need taken care of and it's rather expensive if you have to have everything done by a mechanic. If you don’t repair it next thing you know you’re complaining about it being “the worst car I ever owned”. Fortunately, I'm not in that situation. I was able to repair the majority of things myself. I’m in the market for another 2000-2002 Ford Windstar. My wife loves this vehicle and wants another one.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Great car

by from San Jose, CA on February 23, 2011

We have the 1995 windstar, then traded in for another 2000 windstar. Both of my kids, now 19 & 18, grew up in this car, so did our two dogs...daughter just crashed the car 30 days into getting the lic...
We have the 1995 windstar, then traded in for another 2000 windstar. Both of my kids, now 19 & 18, grew up in this car, so did our two dogs...daughter just crashed the car 30 days into getting the license...trying badly to get a replacement. The Freestar is not as good in design as the windstar. Great ride, good gas mileage, very reliable, and the best part is that both 2nd and 3rd row seats can be removed completely...it can haul tons of stuff, and when you have both seats removed, you end up with a very light vehicle and even better mileage...really wish Ford can heed my request: please make the back seats removable!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Could have been better.

by from USA on January 26, 2007

The van drove very good, however the engine light kept coming on for a lean condition, after hundreds of dollars later the problem was fixed. Apparently dorman products sells a kit to fix this very co...
The van drove very good, however the engine light kept coming on for a lean condition, after hundreds of dollars later the problem was fixed. Apparently dorman products sells a kit to fix this very common problem with the upper intake bolts grommet failing due to improper type of rubber ford used in assembling vehicle. No recall listed for this yet, and I know 2 other windstars doing the same thing. Would not buy van again!
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Great family car

by from FL on November 26, 2008

This car is great for a family on-the-go. Picking-up and dropping-off kids from home to school, soccer practice etc, baseball practice. Lots of storage space.
This car is great for a family on-the-go. Picking-up and dropping-off kids from home to school, soccer practice etc, baseball practice. Lots of storage space.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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I hate this van!

by from New York State on May 30, 2008

1) The check engine light is always on due to an emissions problem that causes me to use more gas (at over $4.00 per gallon). 2) The doors keep opening as I'm trying to close them. They also occasion...
1) The check engine light is always on due to an emissions problem that causes me to use more gas (at over $4.00 per gallon). 2) The doors keep opening as I'm trying to close them. They also occasionally slide open when I'm driving. Each door was already fixed once and one is broken again. When you take the fuse out to manually open and close them, the door is too heavy for me to close. The kids have no chance. 3) There is not enough room for an adult to easily get in-between the seats to get to the back (even a small adult) 4) The cup holders are cheap pieces of garbage that won't hold water bottles. They fall out and land on the floor when your driving. 5) The back door doesn't go up properly, causing you to hit your head as you put your groceries away. 6) The temperature control isn't accurate 7) It is very difficult to move the seats
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Does not recommend this car

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One of the worst cars I have ever owned

by from Muskegon, MI on April 19, 2008

I will NEVER EVER buy another Ford again. I hate it. when I bought the car it had 50,000 mi. on it 2,000mi. later I put $1,200, one year later i had to put another $2,000 into it. this is the third ye...
I will NEVER EVER buy another Ford again. I hate it. when I bought the car it had 50,000 mi. on it 2,000mi. later I put $1,200, one year later i had to put another $2,000 into it. this is the third year with 70,000mi on it and it squeaks like crazy and i have to put another $1,000 into it. so lets see, 3 years 20,000mi and i have put $4,200 into this piece of garbage. NEVER BUY A FORD!!!!!!
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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Good size but unreliable

by from Canada on May 23, 2007

It is just right size for family trips. Pleasant to drive on highway. Reliability is not great, engine light is on all the time (after 3 visits to service station). ABS light comes on and off. Corrosi...
It is just right size for family trips. Pleasant to drive on highway. Reliability is not great, engine light is on all the time (after 3 visits to service station). ABS light comes on and off. Corrosion started on rear door and side doors.
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Purchased a used car

Does not recommend this car

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FORGET THIS CAR !!

by from Philadelphia PA on March 2, 2008

I just traded this piece of junk for a new car - definitely NOT a Ford ! My windstar had 69K miles. The tie rods needed replaceing AGAIN, the intake manifold gasket was replaced, the MAF sensor died, ...
I just traded this piece of junk for a new car - definitely NOT a Ford ! My windstar had 69K miles. The tie rods needed replaceing AGAIN, the intake manifold gasket was replaced, the MAF sensor died, the heater control box broke ( that alone was $1150 to fix) the rack and pinion was replaced and the trans was now in need of repair. This is when I gave up and bought a new car. Watch out because on some used car lot sits my old junk Windstar!
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Does not recommend this car

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good car but getting old

by from Leeds on July 4, 2007

We've put 172,000 miles on our car the past 7 years. It has been a wonderful van to own but is now getting costly. I would recommend a newer version of the car and not one that has so many miles on it...
We've put 172,000 miles on our car the past 7 years. It has been a wonderful van to own but is now getting costly. I would recommend a newer version of the car and not one that has so many miles on it. also, the engine is extremely noisy on this vehicle. Needs a new transmission and it keeps blowing fuses, engine light has been on for past 4 years & my ABS brake light stays on, but what can you expect with a car that has so many miles on it?
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Does recommend this car

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Excellent Fanily Car

by from Westlake, Ohio on August 21, 2007

Love this car. Best Van for the time and best Ford ever, really comfotable and well layed out interior.
Love this car. Best Van for the time and best Ford ever, really comfotable and well layed out interior.
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Does recommend this car

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