This was my second Windstar. I bought out the three year lease at 68,000 rather than pay the mileage overage.
The vehicle up to about 110,000 ran trouble free outside of routine maintenance. Then, the transmission was replaced at the cost of $3000.
Even with that, the vehicle costs about 500-800 per year in repair bills over and above routine. We love this car. It now has a cracked rear axle that I will not replace, so I am selling it accordingly for $500.00.
I must say, overall, the car is just great in every respect. Again ran well for 180,000 miles. Wish Ford still made a mini-van! We loved the car and have had a great time with the kids on all sorts of trips and adventurers. I have been through some very bad snow storms with this car and it handled like a dream.
I arrive relaxed and in good spirit as the vehicle is very comfortable. I was commuting between Philadelphia, Newport RI and Annapolis Maryland quite a bit in this car, so most of the miles are highway.
I am now looking to buy a 2005 or later Freestar Ltd. If I was able, I would indeed be purchasing a 2008 or 2009 Town & Country Ltd.