1996 Ford Windstar User Reviews

1996 Ford Windstar Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 5 reviews

  • Performance:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars3 out of 5 stars 3 / 5
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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Displaying all 5 1996 Ford Windstar reviews.

Scott writes:
1996 Ford Windstar 3 Dr LX Passenger Van Review
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Pros

Roomy interior.

Cons

Very poor transmission!

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1996 Ford Windstar Van — This was a nightmare to own. In the two years we had this van, the tranmission had to be replaced twice. After the second time, we traded this lemon in! The van was roomy inside, but not particularly comfortable. Styling was boring inside and out. Handling and ride were less than stellar. Performance was horrible and gas milage was even worse!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jennifer writes:
1996 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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5

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its the best car every

Cons

if u cant drive a boat

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Best Car Ive Ever Owned — living with personality, blown head gasket 100,000 miles ago and still running! check engine light is always on, and the open door light too, needs new tires, engine, and gas censor, gets an amazing 5 miles/gallon. i love itt

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Steve4347 writes:
1996 Ford Windstar 3 Dr LX Passenger Van Review
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3

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Nice ride, comfortable good on long trips

Cons

Overheats, have to check thermostat and guage all the time.

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Ford Windstar Van — Bought like new condition, low miles. All options, fully loaded. Rides like a cadillac and goes like snot. Was in perfect condition. Had a major problem with it last week I need to figure out. The oil pan blew off when I went to start it! Has anybody ever heard of such a thing??

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Yevette writes:
1996 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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5

Pros

Lots of space.

Cons

Would have been nice to be able to reposition two back seats.

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Had The Room When We Needed It. — A lot of room when you have car seats and booster seats for 3 little ones; and all the gear that goes with them. We could pack all kinds of things in that van...always had plenty of room.

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scorpionsjewel writes:
1996 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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Great Vehicle When You Get Past The Tranny Problems. — I love my van but i have had nothing but problems since i have got it.Every time i fix one thing another thing more serious pops up.

Owner for 0 years, 4 months

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Reviews From Other Years

1995 Ford Windstar Reviews

Pleased By Rob

Great family vechile. It was a good step up from a Tempo. It serve me well for 7 years. I towed a tent trailer with it and it had lots of power to to do no problem. For a first year production van I d... Read More

I Think Its On The "do Not Buy" List!! By charmed1felicia

I liked the look of the inside and outside, just wish the repairs weren't so extensive. At least it always broke down in a safe area! Drove very well in the winter. Handling the ice and snow nicely. I... Read More

Read all 7 1995 Ford Windstar reviews

1997 Ford Windstar Reviews

Family Friendly By etoodog

Roomy, a 4 by 8 plywood sheet can fit inside. I had the wiring for the class 1 hitch fixed and had to replace the wiper motor. I find it to be of average quality build and cost for maintenience. It ha... Read More

1997 Ford Windstar (3.8l V6) By Francois

The Ford Windstar 1997 is a 3-door van with somewhat of a nice attitude: the looks aren't too bad. The interior is not very glamorous and the instruments aren't worth looking at. The direction is some... Read More

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1998 Ford Windstar Reviews

Great Value For The Money! By Ali

Not going to find another car for this cost and this low mileage! This was my grandmother's vehicle. It was used lightly and cared for well. She used it mainly as an around town car to go back and for... Read More

Make Sure Previous Owners Kept With Maintance On The Van By TerryEnz

I really dont like the handling on the van. Maybe because its an older model. I love the fact that it has alot of leg room. And so much room for cargo.In a way it is a fun car to drive. Not good milea... Read More

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1999 Ford Windstar Reviews

Ok But Definately Not Worth What Ive Put In It By Tashina

body sucks, fuel mileage sucks, rusting undercarriage, child locks dont work right, getting to the spark plugs is a pain in the rear, flap for heating element in the front broke so no heat up front-wt... Read More

Great, And Reliable! By el_cs_15

I probably listed more things wrong with it than right but this van is GREAT. It has taken me and my family across the country and back. It easy to put miles behind you when you drive it, it's very co... Read More

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2000 Ford Windstar Reviews

Perfect Family Car!! By Mr_Hunter

I like the fact that it has tons of room and is very comfortable. I like that it has a very smooth ride and great MPG. The options are decent for a vehicle of its age and purpose. The Ford Windstar wa... Read More

Great Family Vehicles By tlksk5

We like Ford Windstars so much that we purchased two. Purchased our first in 2000 and the second in 2002. Great for commuting to work, family trips and errands. Easy to drive. Front wheel drive make... Read More

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