2001 Ford Windstar
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Great car!

by from Montreal, Qc on March 2, 2007

We've bought this car in 2006 with 175000km on it - never had major problems with. We've crossed whole Canada with it, used it as a sort of camping car - perfect. Minor technical problems with the el...
We've bought this car in 2006 with 175000km on it - never had major problems with. We've crossed whole Canada with it, used it as a sort of camping car - perfect. Minor technical problems with the electric system(passenger door doesn't unlook, engine sign lights up thought Ford couldn't detect any problems) occured, but I think this couldn't be worth big complaints... It could be more economic, the 24 mpg were hard to manage on highway, also the interior could be more managable. Ford took care of that with the Freestar I've heard. Great car!
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Very Happy With My Ford 2001 Windstar

by from Passaic, New Jersey on March 8, 2011

I am very happy with the the car I bought and would buy it again, I have had 5 Fords already and have been happy with all of them
I am very happy with the the car I bought and would buy it again, I have had 5 Fords already and have been happy with all of them
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Does recommend this car!!

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Great van for the price!

by from PA on November 30, 2008

I have driven many vans over the years and this one has the best bang for the buck. The engine has been strong and the tranny has never given me any problems. The key is to maintain them both with reg...
I have driven many vans over the years and this one has the best bang for the buck. The engine has been strong and the tranny has never given me any problems. The key is to maintain them both with regular service schedules- Atleast in my case. The interior is awesome I have the SE model. Rear bucket seats, folding rear bench seat, adjustable height for the gas and brake pedals, it even has power rear windows -The list goes on and on. Very comfortable on long trips. All in all no complaints.
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2001 Windstar SE Sport

by from Missouri on June 23, 2006

We bought this van in 2002 with 18,ooo miles on it. After almost four years of ownership, we now have about 68,000 miles on it. The only problems that we have had are minor - a couple of dashboard s...
We bought this van in 2002 with 18,ooo miles on it. After almost four years of ownership, we now have about 68,000 miles on it. The only problems that we have had are minor - a couple of dashboard switch lights are out. The acceleration for a minivan is quite good. Gas mileage is about what the EPA ratings suggest: 18 city and 23 highway. I would say that my biggest complaint is excessive wind noise, otherwise the van has been close to perfect for us.
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Great Vehicle

by from Jackson, MS on October 25, 2010

Bought it at 75,00 miles, It now has 178,000. Oil is changed every 3000, religiously. All it has ever needed was a new battery and some brake pads. I tow a trailer carrying a minitruck. Hwy gas mileag...
Bought it at 75,00 miles, It now has 178,000. Oil is changed every 3000, religiously. All it has ever needed was a new battery and some brake pads. I tow a trailer carrying a minitruck. Hwy gas mileage avg, 23mpg @ 72 mph. Arguably the most underrated vehicle out there.It does more than what it was designed for and then some!
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junk

by from Louisville, KY on November 13, 2006

The transmissions and electrical systems are terrible. Our 2001 just got a new transmission after only 80K miles. I also know 2 other owners that had the same transmissions replaced in about the sam...
The transmissions and electrical systems are terrible. Our 2001 just got a new transmission after only 80K miles. I also know 2 other owners that had the same transmissions replaced in about the same mileage.
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Does not recommend this car

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The minivan that covered all the bases

by from Apalachin, NY on March 21, 2009

This was the most comfortable, powerful, versatile, and reliable minivan I ever owned! The entertainment and comfort features kept my wife and 3 kids entertained and comfortable on long car trips fro...
This was the most comfortable, powerful, versatile, and reliable minivan I ever owned! The entertainment and comfort features kept my wife and 3 kids entertained and comfortable on long car trips from NY to Florida. The anti locking brakes and traction control gave wonderful control through winding snow-covered mountain roads even before they had been plowed or sanded. I was amazed at how this car corrected all sorts of situations that could have sent normal cars out of control. It took away the anxieties I used to have when my wife drove out in the snow. The removeable rear seats gave wide open cargo area when I went to get building supplies at Lowes or Home Depot, and made moving a cinch. I was also impressed that the 3.8 liter engine and transmission gear design gave me power to quickly get around trucks or cars that often would frustrate me in the past... you know ... the kind who speed up when you are passing. The engine is powerful for a minivan, but the fuel efficiency is better than other minivans I owned with smaller engines. With leather steering wheel and seats ( with all the power adjustments), very cool (dual) air conditioning (and heat reflective tinted windows), and very smooth and quiet ride, it was the most comfortable minivan I ever owned.
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A solid family vehicle.

by from Overland Park, KS on January 11, 2011

The Windstar can be a solid and reliable vehicle, if you spend the money to properly maintain it (like most cars). Fuel filters, oil, radiator flush, brake pads and shoes, and most important being a r...
The Windstar can be a solid and reliable vehicle, if you spend the money to properly maintain it (like most cars). Fuel filters, oil, radiator flush, brake pads and shoes, and most important being a routine transmission fluid flush and filter. My wife has driven ours since 2002, and the only major mechanical problems was several altenators, and the fuel pump went out at 105,000 miles. We plan on keep ours another year or so which would take it up to close to 150,000. With the 3.8 it is a bit under-powered, but is a comfortable vehicle especially on the highway.
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Bets Everything Else

by from midwest on April 28, 2009

Can't say enough good things about our Windstar SEL. Exceptional quality and value. Built like a tank. Extremely reliable(never had a breakdown). Inexpensive to maintain. Versitile seating and storage...
Can't say enough good things about our Windstar SEL. Exceptional quality and value. Built like a tank. Extremely reliable(never had a breakdown). Inexpensive to maintain. Versitile seating and storage. Great van for long trips to Grandma's. Nice smooth ride. Very comfortable for large family. Better than average fuel economy. Peppy engine response with the V6/ We love our Windstar
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Great car!

by from Brighton, MI on August 15, 2007

Our family has had a great experience with our 2001 Ford Windstar. It is roomy and has plenty of spots for cups, books, toys, groceries, the dog - you get the idea. It handles great in all types of we...
Our family has had a great experience with our 2001 Ford Windstar. It is roomy and has plenty of spots for cups, books, toys, groceries, the dog - you get the idea. It handles great in all types of weather, and I love the back up sensors. We have had a couple of issues with other sensors, though. For example the low tire pressure light stays on in spite of new tires and regularly checked pressure. We recently had to have the power locks fixed - they weren't all responding properly. But these are minor issues - great car!
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