2001 Ford Windstar SEL 3.8L V6 from North America
This car is a totally unreliable piece of junk
My starter went bad at 106,000 miles.
My alternator went bad at 108,000 miles.
Oil has been disappearing since 105,000 miles. Mechanic can't find a leak, and it doesn't appear to be burning oil.
Power sliding doors only work approximately 50% of the time.
Van died while driving at 120,000 miles. First mechanic couldn't find anything wrong with it. I picked it up, drove 20 miles before it died at highway speed. Had it towed home. Drove it to my mechanic a few days later, and it has been there for the past 2 weeks. No one can figure out what is wrong.
I have owned this car for 8 months, of which, 4 months it has been undriveable.
The interior is very nice and comfortable.
Van gets decent gas mileage (when it runs). About 21-22 highway, 19 in town.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st August, 2011
30th Oct 2011, 07:07
I have a 2001 Ford Windstar GL. I bought it at 90,000 miles from a man who looked after the van, serviced it correctly etc.
I maintain my van, I pay attention to potential problems... like replacing transmissions.. I change the transmission fluid every 20,000 miles etc. I now have 220,000 miles on the van without major problems and it runs great.. Why? I change the plugs, the filters, and don't drive it like a maniac... spend the money on routine maintenance.
Don't buy a used car if you do not know the repair history.. read reviews; the 2001 was a lot better Windstar than the previous years.
I live in a Southern State, so the body of the van is perfect. When it comes time to replace the motor and transmission, I will replace them... I know the van... and it is cheaper than buying a new one.