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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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"fuel economy" 3 reviews
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azreal71 writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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Pros

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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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

Cons

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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Tashina writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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3

Pros

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

Cons

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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el_cs_15 writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 4 Dr SE Passenger Van Review
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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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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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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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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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Shiv writes:
1999 Ford Windstar 3 Dr LX Passenger Van Review
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5

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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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Reviews From Other Years

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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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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