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1998 Ford Windstar User Reviews

1998 Ford Windstar Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 21 reviews

  • Performance: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
  • Appearance:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5

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PROS
"power" 8 reviews
"ride" 7 reviews
"big car" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"big space" 4 reviews
CONS
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 4 reviews
"doors" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"quality" 2 reviews

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7277841959 writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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Fun to drive.

Cons

Back seats are very heavy, when wanting to remove to haul.

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The Good Overrides The Bad. — This vehicle is very roomy and hauls up to 7 people or anything else. Maintenance has been low. Performs well in any type of weather condition. Good looking inside and out, hold up to the element (weather and children) Comfortable ride with plenty of storage room in the back

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nick writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr Limited Passenger Van Review
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5

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Its the Van that Can

Cons

Dont buy one if you dont love power and speed

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Its A Beast — I only gave it 5 stars because it wouldnt let me give it 6. Yet another durable Ford, we tried so hard to blow it up and it wouldnt. Transmission had no fluid for awhile and did countless redline nuetral drops into drive....also 30mph in reverse, dump into drive, massive burnout, transmission was still perfect. It also was a good mudder.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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5

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Power, Reliability, Comfortable Seating Up Front

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It's a Mini-Van

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A Survivor — This mini-van has held up pretty well despite bad quality reviews. Mine is 11 years old and has 99000 miles on it. Knock on wood I have never done motor or tranny work on it. The rear wiper just stopped working and the motor for it was replaced at 65000. getting rusty around the rocker panels and front wheel bearings are shot like most front-wheel drive domestics I have experienced. A little bit of care can go a long way. I feel this mini-van has a bit more torqey feel than others with v-6's in it's class. If I was getting a new mini-van, I would drive the Ford first.

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Ali writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr STD Passenger Van Review
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4

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Great price for a very low mileage car! Holds lots of cargo and passengers!

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Some body blemishes, as this is an older vehicle.

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Great Value For The Money! — 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 forth to the grocery store when she was still able to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Richard writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr STD Passenger Van Review
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3

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great van

Cons

Mileage is only 21/gal

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A Good Van For Getting The Groceries — Bought this vehicle used, and was pleasantly suprised with the peppiness and acceleration. It has 240K miles on it and I wouldn't be suprised if it goes another couple hundred thousand.The interior controls could have been laid out a bit better, but all in all I have beem happy with this vehicle.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matt writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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Pros

so i can trick it out and i dont have to buy a car

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its only got a 3.8

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What Could Have Been Excellent Is A Fair — Performance- Not the best but it does have strong 3.8 v6 rated at 200 hp. i mean its not great but its pretty good for a minivan Build quality- its had a lot of problems with the emission system and the transmission blew out 25000 miles ago. Appearance- Perfect... if you're a soccer mom, but im gonna customize it so it will be lookin fly when im through with it Cost of ownership-idk Fun factor-idk

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Bryan writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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3

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Well either drive it or take the nasty bus..

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It's a ford and I hate ford yet I drive it anyways :)

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Better Then Nothing — It's a pain in the ass but it runs get where I need to go..After all it travled 700 Miles from Kansas. Never had any major machenical work I keep it running I get oil change,Spark plug/Wires changed

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Diego writes:
1998 Ford Windstar Review
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5

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big space everywhere

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sometimes a little hard to park

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I Dont Know, I Love It! — ok.... good acceleration i mean, it's a v6! it's very comfortable and have a good appearance if we talk about a family car xD haha by the way, i don't wanna talk about fuel comsuption.. and of course it's fun to drive it cuz we are talking about a family van with a powerful engine!

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Terry writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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5

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Quality, Power, Mileage

Cons

You always get to drive!

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The Ultimate Mini Van — The sport family truckster! What can I say, it's a mini-van but it's a sweet mini-van. The 3.8 V-6 provides more than enough get up and go while delivering decent mileage. With over 170,000 miles on the clock we still get 26 mpg hwy with six full size adults! Other than a few wear items it has been relatively trouble free.

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Shilo writes:
1998 Ford Windstar Review
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5

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big a cool

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bad on gas

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My Van — its my party van love to drive my van very roomy can take a lot of people with me were i go great to have when i go shopping a to do landary. my van is my home on wheels

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2003 Ford Windstar Reviews

Great Family Hauler By Rhobbs

commuted 70 miles a day in this mini van. Comfortable and easy to drive. it is on a car chassis instead of a truck chassis so the ride is softer. also, it is low to the ground and easier to get into t... Read More

Disgusting By CXT_1244

dont EVER get this car . it is horrible , unless you like soccer mum vheicles ... the look is disgusting, adn the inside is like a small living room...like i said, if you like soccer mum cars then thi... Read More

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2002 Ford Windstar Reviews

Comfortable Ride For Short Or Long Trips. By Crummer

This is a great car for long rides and families. I have driven it to work daily. it handles well, has a great sound system and AC, it's quiet, and all the seats are adjustable for ample leg room. I es... Read More

Comfortable Ride By Crummer

This car is great for long trips. It allows for ample leg room and cargo space. the AC can be adjusted by rear passengers. I haven't had any handling problems and very little maintenance issues. My wi... Read More

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2001 Ford Windstar Reviews

Efficient And Reliable 7 Passenger Vehicle By jonflournoy

The car fit our family very well. Plenty of cargo space to haul our belongings. Very safe and reliable. Front wheel drive handled well in all types of weather. Above average gas mileage. Heat/air... Read More

I Wouldn't Be Driving It If I Hadn't Bought It From A Trusted Friend Who Had Just Rebuilt Engn, Tran By williecp

I love the acceleration, and braking. Good for a van. Here's the list of things I DON'T like: the AM radio is drowned out in static whenever I turn on the AC or Heater motor. Also, I can sometim... Read More

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2000 Ford Windstar Reviews

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

Its A Ford It Has To Be Good By Merrillyn

I love the comfort while driving and I really like the room. The outside is good to look at and still have a business look The handling is great for a big vehicle, cost of maintenance is a little high... 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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