Ford Windstar Reviews from Mexico

1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.2 / 10
Distance when acquired103000 miles
Most recent distance104000 miles
Previous carNissan 200SX

Summary:

A high cost and high risk investment

Faults:

The head gasket blew at 104000 miles.

General Comments:

The head gasket blew without any reason.

I didn't overheat the engine.

The van had a cold thermostat and the mileage was poor.

When I changed for a hotter one, the mileage improved but the gasket blew.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 27th November, 2001

1997 Ford Windstar LX 3.8 V6

Year of manufacture1997
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.8 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance75000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Suburban

Summary:

Well-made, reliable minivan

Faults:

Brakes seem to fail rather often. Speed sensor had to be replaced.

General Comments:

It has held up pretty well even though it goes through a lot of abuse. We are very pleased with its quality and reliability.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th April, 2000

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews