1999 Ford Windstar LX 3.8 from North America
The thorn in my flesh that will not go away
3 transmissions. One at 60,000 miles one at 125,000 and one at 130,000. Ours also had the demon possessed lighting feature... going off and on for no reason. Demon possessed locks... locking and unlocking for no reason. Both for a while were only when we turned right, we called it the "right turn warning signal" (not mentioned in the owners manual). Leaky head gasket. Replaced rack and pinion at 70k. Always has been noisy when turning. Tie rods are bad. Engine knocks unless you give it Premium Fuel. Engine will not idle at a stop sign. Even on it's best days, transmission has always hard shifted into 2nd gear. New feature is that the battery runs down overnight for no reason. Added an aftermarket item to easily disconnect the battery every night. Worked well for a while, but Christine has figured that one out and now won't start when I went out this morning. I keep praying for a good collision in this hunk of junk or a midnight theft ending with a crash into a tree, but so far no luck. Wish this thing were parked in New Orleans when Katrina cam through. I WILL NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER, NEVER buy a FORD product again... NEVER.
It is a hunk of Junk. Ford... where quality does not exist.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 7th February, 2008