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

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Nick writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr Limited Passenger Van Review
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Its the Van that Can

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

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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Ian writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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2

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comfortable interior, large

Cons

low quality

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No — It broke all the time and never worked quite right. The steering didn't work very well and made grinding sounds. I don't think the gas mileage was good at all but I don't have a number. It probably isn't a fun vehicle.

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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TerryEnz writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr LX Passenger Van Review
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4

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Room.and more room , speed control  a plus

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I didnt know that each tire has a senor on them which is expensive.Also the air conditioning on these vans are expensive to repair

TerryEnz
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Make Sure Previous Owners Kept With Maintance On The Van — 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 mileage but fun.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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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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Matt writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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Power, Reliability, Comfortable Seating Up Front

Cons

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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7277841959 writes:
1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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5

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Fun to drive.

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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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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

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1996 Ford Windstar Reviews

1996 Ford Windstar Van By Scott

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 particula... Read More

Best Car Ive Ever Owned By Jennifer

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 ... Read More

Read all 5 1996 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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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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