This van is one of the best vehicles I ever owned. It's built like a tank. I purchased it in 2016 with 72,000 miles. Now I have 162,000 on it never had engine or transmission problems. It's great in the snow especially with snow tires. I never been stuck.
The most repaired car I ever owned got recall Yuck
Although one could sleep in it with back seats removed it took a gorilla to get them ouit. Seat belt gingle a real bug not needed distraction.Motor good ,electrical system fair,Senor wiring poor. Lights come and go shorts. Auto Cruise not working,Tires to small for car in country roads to dang low a van.windows dont work well,Locks in front toasted . Runs fast & Slow at start up when engaged without foot on peddle. Just a usual USA car so we have to buy new every 2 -4 yrs? Fix or Repair daily or yearly ? Put new brakes pads BVearings in back with Hib.new Fuel pump old one toast $$$$$$ Ford best . NO QC of Parts from China always using cheap parts and mechanics to diagnostics and fixes. Not satisfied to say the least .Our fix as you go car ?
It's been a great van until my rear axle broke
I loved this van every since I've had it. That is until the axle broke and i found out a recall had already been done. I was driving it when the rear axle broke and what looked like steam was coming from the rear. The tire didn't come off and I managed to get it off the road in the middle of a turn in heavy downtown Chattanooga traffic. I was scared to death! I had it towed to next available exit ( approximately 4 miles ) for a $60.00 fee. A local garage came and took it for repair. That's when I found out about the recall on the damaged axle. It wasn't for the axle however it was for defective bracket installation. Later did I learn about axle corrosion which had caused the axle to break. I'm now having front end problems which make me scared to drive it. I heard about a subframe recall so now I'm off to research that. It's a shame these vehicles have such problems because they really are nice. I'm just scared of it now thinking my rear axle break may have caused other problems like prompting my front end problems. I know this van was driven to Michigan on a regular basis but was purchased in Tennessee. It has front and back air conditioning controls which i found out they all don't when having my air repaired. Over all I've loved it and wish these problems weren't the reason I'm now scared of it.
I tookout midle seat and use it for my dogs
Was only around $2200 almost 2 years . 111000mi now. Has rust. Had to replace the real axel. It had the recall fix however still rusted in half. $$$$ Have some sputtering issues epically when raining. Perhaps I will get plugs and crap replaced $$$$$ Advise one to get a used Toyota if you want a van. I will cost more at first.
Great family car
I bought it three years ago. Have made necessary repairs and kept all maintenance up to date. In May put new tires and front end alignment checked ac and now new battery.
We bought a 2001 Windstar brand new with 10 miles. We got rid of it back in 2015/16 with like 152,000 miles. It never really had major problems just the Alternator went bad twice otherwise great car fun to drive.
Bought the car used but runs great. I've been very happy with the Windstar. Plenty of leg room and space for 7 people. I would recommend this vehicle to anyone.
Just turned 240575 km. Love it.
We have been across Canada twice as well from Labrador to Florida 3 times. Hope it will last for another 240575 km. Have friends who have 400000 km and still going strong. Lou and Shirley Mels
Very reliable until it hit 155,000
Had very good luck with this car, until we hit 155,000 miles. All was routine maintenance, and I'm not really a car maintenance fanatic.One small speck of rust @168,000. But now passenger front door lock not working, sliding doors intermittent, O/D light comes on intermittently, needed to replace sensor on master cylinder (leaking), didn't see rust issues for recall issues. I would definitely buy one of these again. Popping out backseats allows 4'x8' sheets of plywood and sheetrock (extremely useful). Leather interior looks new.
Best Mini Van
Have owned our Windstar SEL for 10 years. Love it in everyway. Never a breakdown. Low maintenance cost. Built like a tank. Have driven on long vacations out west and everyone(5) were always comfortable and had plenty of room. Recall on the rear axle hurt the reputation of the Windstar especially for those who had no rust or crack on the rear axle. Mine still has the factory paint and no rust like most. Have over 170,000 miles on mine and just replaced the front struts. Even that was inexpensive. Too bad Ford opted out off the mini van market. If they brought the Windstar back, they would sell very well considering the competitors vans today. As long as the routine maintenance is done( oil changes and tune ups) Windstars were built to last a long time.