7th Jun 2005, 19:59
We've owned our 2002 Windstar SEL for 3 months now and love it! Bought it with 42,000 KM's and have had no problems so far. Not sure why others call it a gas guzzler.
Maybe it's our Canadian gas quality but a tank lasts us a few weeks of city driving.
What a difference from a brand new 2005 Dodge Caravan we also tried..! What a piece of garbage that was..
Have to say we did buy 40,000 KM's extended warranty with a $100 deductible for about $600 CDN for added peace of mind...
Will certainly consider buying another one (a Freestar) when we buy again in a few years..
3rd Dec 2005, 16:12
The Wind-Star is easy to get into especially since my wife has a hard time to get into a car. The floor is even with the edge of the door.
14th Dec 2005, 17:16
Our Windstar has the video player as well. There is a DUAL mode which lets you listen to the radio or CD while the kids use the headphones for their movie. The key is pushing the right buttons: there are 3 buttons on the left side on the back of the video player console. Two of them are side by side and the third is underneeth them. You have to push this third button. Consult your manual.
12th Nov 2006, 22:18
I think the 2002 Ford Wind Star is a great vehicle to have. I recently purchased a 2002 Ford Wind Star with 65000 miles and have had no problems with it. I think all around, this is the best minivan to buy. I looked at all the others and always found something wrong with them, But the Ford was everything I wanted and more that enough accessories to go with it. I will definitly buy a Ford again.
16th Jul 2007, 16:09
I just purchased a 2002 Windstar 3 weeks ago. So far I've been able to drive it 3 times. It doesn't start unless I jump it and now that doesn't work. ITS NOT THE BATTERY! The brakes lights stay on unless I reach down and mess with the brake pedal. Half of the power options, in which there are several, don't work. This vehicle is an electrical nightmare.
3rd Sep 2007, 21:41
We recently traded in our 2001 Ford Windstar SEL for a 2007 Ford explorer limited. We chose to get a new car because now that my sons are 10 and over me and my wife don't need it anymore. My 16 year old son is actually disappointed we got rid of it. We all loved it and drove it to over 80,000+ without any problems.
We definitely recommend this van to anyone. The new Freestar is nice and all, but nothing compares to this van. I personally think the interior of this van is better than the freestars. Nothing compares to these mini-vans.
5th Sep 2007, 11:33
Starting trouble? Since it cranks over and runs after "pumping" I would suspect nothing more than a basic tune up is needed: plugs, wires, maybe coil pack, maybe MAF sensor and maybe fuel injection cleaner.
15th Oct 2011, 11:18
My change oil required light came on, I changed the oil, and now the button won't reset. I push setup and nothing happens. I hold reset and nothing happens. Anyone have info to help me out on this? Thanks!!!