I read these other reviews, and what are people talking about?
This is our fourth Ford Windstar, they are reliable, comfortable, powerful. We live in the Midwest and tons of salt on the road. No rust, at all! I have no complaints.
I finally replaced the plugs and wires at 126,000, it didn't even need them.
I had the transmission fluid flushed, and replaced a lower ball joint on one side.
We tow a boat weighs 3500 pounds, don't even have a towing package, I just put a Uhaul hitch on it, no prob. Tows the boat, 7 people, with dual air conditioning running at summer temperatures outside at 70 mph, with no problem, and I mean no problems. 132,000 miles on it!
There must be a lot of bias in these reviews, because like I said we have had three other Windstars and they are great. My wife cried, yes, cried and wouldn't talk to me after our lease was up on the last one, so we got another one. Bought it used, it has been great.
I looked at the Japanese vans, did not like the styling, not many options, pretty cooky cutter. Ford gives you lots for the buck. Only complaint at all, want 45 mpg, then it would be perfect. We got away from the vans for one year, with a family, it is the only way to go, room for all, and their stuff. Awesome on vacations.