I bought the 2003 Windstar in 2004. Soon after I had the power steering pump go out. After a year, I had to go in and get another power steering pump.
In 2006 I had to get both air conditioners replaced.
I took it in for noises in the transmission and they couldn't hear anything.
This last winter, I took the car back because the heater was making a loud sound (thumping under the hood, so loud that the people in the cars beside me were looking at me). Part of the heater exchange was broken, and it had to be replaced.
Two weeks ago, the car was hopping across the parking lot, and I took it to a mechanic and he said that the CV joint and power train were going out. I took the van to the dealership, and it took 9 days to work on it. The transmission had gone out. They put in a rebuilt one.
So far I have had to replace several sensors also. I have a tail light that goes out often, but no one knows why.
I am so happy I got a extended warranty. However, it costs me on the rent/loaner every time I use one. I only have 72,000 miles, and will probably not buy another Ford.
I traded in my Ford Taurus to get this one, and I had to replace the power steering pump in that 4 times. I have never bought anything but American built cars. But I need a change.
I would like some advice about which cars to consider.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th June, 2007