2000 Ford Windstar Reviews - Page 4 of 17

2000 Ford Windstar SEL from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance111111 miles
Previous carJaguar Vanden Plas

Summary:

A great vehicle that's hard to beat for value for the dollar

Faults:

Usual wear and tear items (tires/brakes/steering items).

Heater control unit.

Power doors don't always fully latch.

General Comments:

Love it, always have since first used one from a rental company on vacation. Looks great, very, very comfortable seats, and very good handling for such a big unit. Engine spins like a top, and overall quality is good; much better than many of it's contemporary competitors. I miss it when it goes. Great on long trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2009

16th Feb 2009, 11:12

I like my '03 as well. You can get the power sliding doors to latch again by cleaning the bottom runners with WD 40 and adding a little grease to the wheel. When cleaning the bottom runners, make sure you get everything out of the front recess. You could find a 2 year old happy meal in there.

2000 Ford Windstar LX from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.4 / 10
Previous carSuzuki Forenza

Summary:

Sad

Faults:

Started to have leaks in the engine.

General Comments:

It was sad that the van would not work anymore so soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 10th February, 2009

2000 Ford Windstar SE 3.8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired195000 kilometres
Most recent distance203000 kilometres
Previous carChevrolet Malibu

Summary:

You get what you pay for!

Faults:

Wheel bearings went at 201,000 kms.

Lever to change gears gets stuck all the time since I had it, I sometimes have to take 3 minutes to put the car in drive from park.

Air conditioning stays on even though it's turned off.

General Comments:

Overall the van has done me no real harm as of yet. After reading the reviews on here, I had to go to the boys room about 3 times out of fear of reading some horror stories.

I bought the van really cheap from a dealer, and even though it had an engine light on, it never gave me any serious problems other than a couple wheel bearings...

One thing I was disappointed in is there are no cup holders.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th July, 2008

3rd Sep 2008, 17:06

No cup holders? Try pulling out the little drawer below the radio.

2000 Ford Windstar LX 2.8 6 cylinder from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.8 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.3 / 10
Distance when acquired115000 miles
Most recent distance130000 miles

Summary:

Don't buy it

Faults:

Automatic doors stick.

Stereo quit.

Transmission problems.

General Comments:

The sliding doors don't slide easily when you open or shut them manually. I've tried other vans which easily slide open and shut. A real annoyance, as the automatic sliding has failed.

The biggest complaint is the lack of leg room in the back. It is very uncomfortable for a passenger in the back seat and there isn't much room in the center seats. You would think a van would be able to have several passengers, but not so with the Windstar.

The tranny gave us problems a year back. Was kind of an expensive fix.

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

Review Date: 25th July, 2008

2000 Ford Windstar LX 3.8 from North America

Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 3.8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired13000 miles
Most recent distance60000 miles
Previous carGeo Prizm

Summary:

Very good for a Ford!!!

Faults:

Mass airflow sensor went at 50,000. This is the only major thing that has given us any problems.

Outside trim fit and finish is not so great, but being cosmetic only, I don't consider that as a negative.

Radio is temperamental, but luckily my wife doesn't care.

Paint on the hood is starting to blow off in big chunks. Doesn't bother us at all, it's a 8 year old van!

General Comments:

Despite this vehicles sub-par fit and finish, it is very reliable. Even when the mass airflow sensor went, and this van would run intermittently, it never left us stranded.

I am actually amazed at how this thing has held up given the abuse our 3 kids have given it. It's my wife's vehicle, and she is hard on the accelerator and brake, but this thing doesn't seem to mind at all.

As for maintenance, I keep the oil changed, and once in a while I will wash it. Unlike other reviewers, we have no fear piling the kids in this thing and taking it on vacation. It's safe, reliable, and very comfortable. Our other 2 vehicles are Japanese and we love them, but we will not hesitate to replace this with another Ford van. After all the vacations and trips in this van, it's become a member of the family.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd June, 2008

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 53 reviews