A horrible van to own, because of the major costs of repairs it takes to keep this van working
Poor quality and dependability on the 1999 Ford Windstar SEL.
Transmission went out at approximately 78000 miles, and the "new" transmission is already shifting hard, and it's only at 79300 miles currently.
Driver's side rear power door has never opened with the automatic opener since the van was purchased. Passenger rear power door has gone out, and won't open and stays locked all the time, where you can't manually open it either.
Driver's side door will not lock.
CD player has never worked since owning it.
The van's appearance is good, and it is a roomy family van. However the expenses incurred from poor quality outweigh the price, and mostly the headaches and finances it's going to cost to keep everything repaired. And even with that said, there is no guarantee that it'll work once it is fixed, or it could quite possibly go out again and incur further repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th April, 2005