1998 Ford Windstar LX 3.8 V6
Money pit due to poor engineering/quality
2 power window motors have gone bad.
Paint peeled off the roof.
Struts went bad at 100k miles.
Electrical/sensor problems at 110k miles, computer and sensors had to be replaced at a cost of $2000.
At 130k the water pump went bad and I found that piece that it mounts to was cracked. $3000 to repair.
Low oil pressure light started to flicker at 138k miles.
Engine threw a rod at 140k miles. Time for the junkyard.
Van was great for the first 30k we owned it. Comfortable and reliable. After that, bad news.
Tune ups are very expensive due to rear three spark plugs being almost impossible to access.
Struts needed replacing, but wasn't willing to fork out the $1200.
Very poor resale value, even if in good condition.
This is the second Ford that I've owned. First was 1974 Mustang. I will not own another.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th October, 2008