1998 Ford Windstar 3.8
What a real peace of junk. What a waste of money and materials and labor
Power steering pump went out at 145,000, and the transmission went out at 145,500.
Passenger side mirror glass fell out at 146,000.
Had to replace both front strut assemblies; springs both broke on both sides.
Replaced both drive axles 3 times since bought in 05.
Using antifreeze, and white smoke is coming out of the exhaust pipe.
Lights stay on in van; they have always stayed on, and go out once in a while.
I have had to replace the alternator 4 times in past 2 years, starter went out 2 times in past year.
It always says there is a door ajar when all the doors are shut tight,
The Ford Windstar is a real piece of work. I would not buy another Ford if my life depended on it.
I owned a Windstar 95 before this one, and had more problems than this; at least the motor is still running in this one.
I would rather push a Chevy than drive or own a Ford.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2009
Check out the reviews for any Toyota Previa. Too bad they don't make them anymore. It just goes to show you though. Anything out there that was any good is no longer in production. Hmmmmmm... imagine that...
300,000 miles on a Windstar is beyond any reasonable expectation. Of course it is worn out.