2001 Ford Windstar User Reviews

2001 Ford Windstar Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 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:3.9 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
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 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

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"comfortable car" 2 reviews
"handling" 2 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"ride" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 3 reviews

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Jami writes:
2001 Ford Windstar LX Review
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4

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Its roomy comfortable and the backseat reclines

Cons

some have trans or axle breakage issuses

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Good Family Vehicle Watch Trans Fuild Do Not Neglect Changing It On Or Before Recommended — performance is'nt that bad it actually get up and goes only a 3 speed auto with overdrive. handling isn't great but it is 9years old just not as tight as i like but it big so tight could get you into some trouble. Gas mileage is about 19 mpg.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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lorriee29 writes:
2001 Ford Windstar SEL Review
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4

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Leather interior, adjustable foot pedals, and luggage rack make this our vehicle of choice for long or short trips.

Cons

Not as tall as the Aerostar, and myself being vertically challenged, I miss the extra height.

lorriee29
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Great Vehicle! — Great traction control in the snow & ice on our mountain roads here in Western North Carolina.. Handled well up & down our nearly mile long driveway with its' one lane paved access and blind corners and hills and very little thawing or melting despite the intense sun. Very comfortable vehicle for long trips with nearly 600 miles on a tank of gasoline @ 26 mpg. This car would be even more 'fun' to drive if it were purple in color or as tall as the previous Aerostar or the Five Hundred.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Joaq writes:
2001 Ford Windstar LX Review
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the bass

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engine problems transmission and a bad weld on the piping

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Ahhh I Believe I Told More Than Enough Already — well it is a hand me down but i try to make the best out of the what!mobile i mean i have done stuf to the car to make it a little better but honestly i wish i could have a better car

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Aly writes:
2001 Ford Windstar LX Review
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4

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starter

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Transporter — its a good van for kids and adults but if it is cold and you leave it off for more then 2 days it wont start. the pricing of this car is pretty low so it is affordable. the car is nice and not so flattering to see on the road. it does not need repairing too fast

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Cindy writes:
2001 Ford Windstar SEL Review
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5

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Handles like a car, not a minivan, get great mpg... 19 city, 23 hwy!  Great price, much cheaper than imports

Cons

Can't think of any.

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Great! — Every possible option except DVD. We love it! Especially convenient are the dual power sliding doors.

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April writes:
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5

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cd player, air conditioning

Cons

its a ford

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I Had To Get Used To Driving A Big Car With Three Kids. I Can Parallel Park With The Best Of Them. — has two sliding doors and the seets come out so it can haul stuff. its great for long trips too.

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jonflournoy writes:
2001 Ford Windstar LX Review
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4

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Spacious, comfortable ride, easy to handle, safe

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Older style, basic interior

jonflournoy
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Efficient And Reliable 7 Passenger Vehicle — 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 control in the back was handy for the kids to control their own level of comfort.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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williecp writes:
2001 Ford Windstar SEL Review
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Good acceleration and braking

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Large number of people with transmission and engine problems

williecp
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I Wouldn't Be Driving It If I Hadn't Bought It From A Trusted Friend Who Had Just Rebuilt Engn, Tran — 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 sometimes hear a pulsing static burst over the radio that is timed with my turn signal and an irritating escalating squeal over the AM radio bands when applying the brakes. From research I've done online, it appears the transmission and the vulcan engine in this model has a less than stellar track record for reliability. To be honest, I bought this vehicle from a trusted friend who just had the engine and transmission completely rebuilt. Had it not been for that consideration, I probably would not have bought the vehicle. I had a VERY bad experience in the past with a Ford Taurus wagon. It turned in a steaming heap at 90,000 miles.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Charlie writes:
2001 Ford Windstar LX Review
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3

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Lots of room, decent looks, decent sound system, incredibly low miles for its age.

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It's a Ford, and while it is in good shape, it still has its fair share of problems. I would recommend it, but the import minivans are still better.

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Great Vehicle, But Still A Ford — This is my teacher, Gwyn's minivan that I ride in regularly. For a minivan, it actually looks pretty good, with the exception of a few dents and dings. It does not have the powerful engine or the sports car-like handling of the Honda Odyssey, but it gets the job done. It was purchased from the original owner a few years for only $6,000 after it had been sitting unused for a year (the woman could barely see, and her husband, who drove the van regularly, had died). The van did need some work due to sitting so long, and some of the problems included the air-conditioner not working and the hoses being dryrotted, but it had less than 30,000 original miles and it still had the plastic on the third row seat. Everything works as of now, with the exception of the front power door locks, and just a few days prior to my writing this, a radiator hose went, and the van started spewing antifreeze. As of December, 2008, the van has a little over 51,000 miles on the odometer, and the power locks are the only thing that don't work. It is a nice vehicle, but I'd still buy a Honda or a Toyota.

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Reviews From Other Years

2003 Ford Windstar Reviews

Getting Tired By Ben

Good minivan that my parents bought almost new in 2004 for our move from OK to WA. Difficult to get into the furthest back seats because the seatbelt is in the way. Weird design there... Good minivan... Read More

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

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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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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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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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