1999 Ford Windstar User Reviews

1999 Ford Windstar Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 8 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars3.3 out of 5 stars 3.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5

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el_cs_15 writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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4

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Very reliable, 6,000 miles away from 200,000 miles. spacious, great in snow and rain, indestructable ( I've been in a few bumps with other cars) and it barely shows any wear and tear. driver and front passenger seats are very comfortable. Not too heavy but not light either. It costs about $30-40 to fill it up half way in gas but that half a tank lasts me at least a week. We haven't had a whole lot of problems with it. We replaced the transmission and took it in once or twice when it was recalled. Has only broken down on the side of the road once (my dad's fault though)

Cons

Hood has big ugly paint chips on it (I've seen many like this), and the side panels under the big plastic piece seem to be wearing away. It's big, hard to back out of a parking space and not get too close to a car in another isle. Has a big blind spot on the drivers left. Has electrical problems. Cabin lights flash when I park it at night, the rear windows barely open or close anymore, passenger window doesn't roll down anymore from the driver's side.

el_cs_15
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Great, And Reliable! — 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 comfortable and relaxed. I have driven it for almost 3 years after my parents gave it to me for my first car and my dad was gonna get a truck, and the only reason why I want another car is because I want something smaller and something that is of my own. I would definately recommend this van.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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azreal71 writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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spacious, hoot to drive

Cons

can be a gas hog if you are a speedier driver.

azreal71
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Own One Would Drive More — i have owned a ford windstar for the past 7 yrs and really have not had too much of a problem with it. good on gas and never really had to replace too many parts on it so far.

Owner for 7 years, 0 months

Miles Driven per Year:15,000

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Shiv writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 3 Dr LX Passenger Van Review
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its pick up is good

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the exozost is not producing liquid

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Good — my car is sick and automatic doors window lock key less entry and more and on the high way you do not even feel when you are gong on a speed on 140 kilo meter per hour or for a long drive like going to USA this is the best mini van

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Cary writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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um.. I guess if I had to really give a positive- the silver color was nice because it hid dirt fairly well

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had to replace transmission at <50k miles

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Windstar Was Always In The Shop — The flex plate cracked, had to replace that. Then transmission went out before 50k miles - had to replace that. I ended up selling it at a loss. I was glad to have it gone. Replaced it with a 2004 Honda Odyssey and have been much happier with the Honda. I would not recommend this vehicle to a friend.

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booger writes:
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spacious interior

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terrible

booger
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Ford Windstar (awful) — My Mom used to have one and it was awful! It broke down constantly. One time the engine ceased, the transmission went twice, and one time the alternator went. But those were the MAJOR problems. there were a lot of other problems too. The doors would also be realy hard to slide open and closed in the winter. the stereo was terrible as well. The only thing good about this car was that it was spacious and was good in the snow.

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Tashina writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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so far, its still running as long as you know how to keep it running and can do repairs at the blink of an eye

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explained in review

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Ok But Definately Not Worth What Ive Put In It — 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-wth?, doors shimmy, shake and make all kinds of fun noises :(

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Terry writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SEL Passenger Van Review
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4

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Lots of room and comfortable to drive

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To big once kids are out of car seats

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Great For Small Kids, Family Mover — Lots of room, moved pretty good for a van. Quite comfortable, lots of features and pretty good on fuel. Not bad looking van as well.

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Steve writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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Room - Driveability

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It's a van.

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1999 Ford Windstar — My first company car. At first I was upset that I was pooled for a minivan for my job while most of my co-workers were given Tauruses and Sables. But atfter being able to utilize the cargo area and the benefit of a larger cockpit I realized that I was more comfortable in performing my job. I still would never own one personally unless it was a work vehicle, but it was a great vehicle to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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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

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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

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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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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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