2003 Ford Windstar Sport 3.8L V6 from North America
This car is great!!! :D
Unlike other recalls, the only thing that has gone wrong with the car is that the Emergency Brake light will go on normally when I press the brakes reversing out of my garage. The Driver seat has started to wear badly, and I needed to replace the air filter 3 times.
I was in a frontal accident with a Chevy Silverado, which pushed my grille in, bent my hood, and tore my bumper off, so I don't blame it. The accident cracked and broke lots of the engine parts, like the A/C, and so on. It costed 11,459 dollars to repair. These are all little issues with the car, so I don't really care about a light turning on in the gauge.
The Windstar is a very roomy car with loads of power and acceleration. I'm 21 and I have friends with BMW's and Mustangs, and I'm not very far behind. Actually, I'm close behind. I timed my Windstar: 0-100km in 7.7sec. That's pretty darn fast for a "mini" van. The rear seats are comfortable and the van can fit seven kids and six adults comfortably, with 6 suitcases in the trunk. Although it is hard to remove all the seats, it is worth doing so. I fit all my boxes from the UPS store (I work there) in the Minivan, so I didn't have to take that junky truck. That was 27 boxes, and they weren't small either. The handling is good, but a lot better than my rental car, the Dodge Grand Caravan. The Dodge was a lot slower and less comfortable than my Windstar, and was ugly. I'm proud to go to Gotham's with my Windstar, and the street appearance is outstanding. It's a stylish minivan!!!!.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd June, 2008
I also love my 2003 Windstar, which I purchased in 2002. My only issue is the electrical system. Yes, the lights have a mind of their own. Will be driving along and the cabin lights will flicker off and on. The ABS and BRAKE light is on most of the time and the passenger side, rear door sometimes will not open. BUT, I can drive from East TN. to Hudson, OH. on less than a tank of gas, carry lots of antiques, and have a very comfortable ride.
This is my second Windstar, and I dread the day when I'll need to replace this car, for the Windstar is no more. Will probably move over to a Honda van. The new Fords are too big and the step up is too high. My Windstars have been good, dependable vehicles.
I hope you realize that the ABS light could indicate a serious situation. Many Windstars have a brake pressure switch that leaks brake fluid and drains it into the ABS wiring harness. There it can attract water, and cause an electrical short and a fire.
A brake warning light and ABS light can also indicate that the brakes are used up.