1995 Ford Windstar Reviews - Page 3 of 31

1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Distance when acquired105000 miles
Most recent distance225000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

This car is poorly manufactured and is trash

Faults:

Head Gaskets Blown 106,000

Front Springs Broke twice

Sway Bar Broken

Electoral System Hay Wire

Uneven Tire Ware cannot be corrected

Electric windown work when they want

ABS growls when apluing brakes

Rebuilt engine 110,000

Speedometer does not work

Radio blown (Pre Amp)

Dash board Lights replaced twice

Lighter does not work

Transmission slips time to time

Lifters tick time to time

AC does not work

Alternator, Regulator blown

Several batteries shot

Dome light on all the time.

General Comments:

I have owned many Ford Products. I have had 7 Taurus sedans without any problems, 2 Aero Stars 4w Drive, no problems. However, the 1995 Windstar was nothing, but head aches and a money pit.. Luckily, I have the skill to repair most of these items. Still the parts are expensive and time consuming to replace. I agree everyone this Model Year Van was poorly engineered. The 3.8 engines on any Ford has a serious head gasket problem. I think Ford should recall all there cars or give the owners a deal trading these 95 Windstars in. The 1995 windstar surely lives of the the Ford initials; Find On Road Dead.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2006

1995 Ford Windstar from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Previous carFord Ranger

Faults:

For all of you you have had the ABS light come on and stay on, have the tires balanced. I know it sounds simple, but it will probably fix most of everyones issues. We had the ABS light and the parking brake on all the time and we had bad vibration in the front end. We decide to take it in to get an alignment. The mechanic said all it needed was a balance. We got the balance and the lights went out also. Problem fixed? So far so good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 25th March, 2006

1995 Ford Windstar LX from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Previous carFord Econoline

Faults:

I have an 1995 Ford Windstar Van. The head gasket blew and I had to have it repaired. I had a problem with the automatic suspension system (the car would malfunction and back side of the van would hang down). I had the automatic suspension replaced with a standard suspension kit. I also had a problem with the "door ajar" light staying on. WD-40 corrected the problem.

I had a problem with the "check engine" light coming on and staying on. I upgraded the type of gas that I put in the car from standard grade to mid-grade. I sometimes even use premium grade gasoline. In addition, I add a gas additive to the fuel tank every time I fill up (carburetor cleaner, fuel injector cleaner). This has eliminated the problem with the check engine light coming on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 13th March, 2006

1995 Ford Windstar GL 3.8 Liter fuel injected V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.8 Liter fuel injected V6 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance255000 miles

Summary:

Comfortable drives better at 70 MPH than at 40 MPH

Faults:

The brake lines rusted out. the master cylinder went at 65,000. The head gasket blew out at 70,000. Trans blew four times, covered under warranty, once not under warranty. at 100,000 the trans slipped severely in first gear eventually blowing first gear, was able to drive van by starting out in second and shifting into drive about 35MPH. At 110,000, I got tired of having to drive it like this so I took it to a performance shop owned by my cousin hand had the trans removed and gutted and rebuilt with racing parts. This rebuilt shifts quick and firm with no slipping. In December 2005 as I was backing out of the garage I noticed that It was leaking Antifreeze, the radiator had a hole in it and had to be replaced a $600.00

General Comments:

Good daily driver, but some major problems that needed to be fixed. I just purchased a used 2005 Ford Freestar, and I will only drive the 1995 Windstar on the highway because it is more comfortable than the Freestar on road trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th February, 2006

1995 Ford Windstar from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 kilometres
Most recent distance165000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Astro

Summary:

Disapointed

Faults:

Head gasket blew at 16500kms.

General Comments:

I agree with previous comments regarding Ford not responding to this problem. I have always thought Ford was a decent reputable company. Not anymore!! Don't buy a 1995 Windstar. You'll be sorry.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th February, 2006

Average review marks: 4.7 / 10, based on 117 reviews