1999 Ford Windstar SE 3.8 from North America
Be afraid! Be very afraid!!
An intermittent knock in the in the left front which no one can find the cause.
The transmission went at 70,000 miles.
The intake and exaust gaskets went at 75,000 miles. This cost $700 dollars. It went back the next day because the dealer installed the gasket upside down. They tried to charge us to repair their mistake.
Numerous oxygen sensors have been replaced.
The car lost all at 100,000 miles heat due to a faulty blend door assembly. The fix is between $1200-$1500 dollars. Cheaper than that $3000 for the transmission though.
There have been numerous other problems which were annoyances, but they cost money all the same.
Thus far I am severely disappointed with the car. My wife has written William Clay Ford JR and has received no satisfaction. In summary the car is poor quality and and reliability and I would have to echo the same for the Ford Motor Company and their dealerships. There is absolutely no regard for the customer after the purchase of the vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 14th October, 2006