1997 Ford Windstar GL 3.8 from North America
Great performance and overall I would rate mine at a 8 out of 10
Well, lets see here:
Interior lights stay on, spray switches with WD40 helps $2.
Couldn't start one morning, bad neutral safety switch $24.
Wheel bearing @ 120k $40 lifetime warranty.
Replaced Sway bar when bought. broke in half pass side $118 new.
Transmission shutters at about 60mph - 65mph. Can get a re-manufactured with 1 yr unlimited $750.
Idler pulley replaced $12.
Belt tensioner replaced after 3 belts and figured problem $25.
I am not sure about all of these Windstars, Mine has treated me pretty well with normal maintenance. Although I have seen a lot of problems with others.
I guess it probably seems cheaper for me cause I do all repairs myself. Compared to dealer and shop costs, if you can fix it, do it yourself. Sometimes you can take it to a shop for free estimate and simply repair yourself, considering don't try to rip you off and say that it is one thing that's costly and it's actually another more cheaper fix.
It is still in great condition, and plan on keeping it for a long time, especially considering I use it for SPL Competitions. 167.3dB Baby!!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th May, 2006