1998 Ford Windstar User Reviews

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    1998 Ford Windstar Review
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    Great power. Has 239xxx miles and still going. Transmission starting to act up. Had wheel bearings replaced at 220xxx. Great gas milage. Water pump and belt replaced at 210xxx. Before replacing bearings and water pump still had all original parts. Wouldnt be surprised to still get about 30xxx more miles even with transmission acting up. Great car for all weather types.
    Back Seats Ranked 1998 Dodge Caravan worse.
    "More comfortable"
    Cargo Capacity Ranked 1998 Dodge Caravan worse.
    "Bigger more room."
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    1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr STD Passenger Van Review
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    45

    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

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

    Cons: Some body blemishes, as this is an older vehicle.

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    1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr LX Passenger Van Review
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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

    Pros: Room.and more room , speed control  a plus

    Cons: 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

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    1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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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

    Pros: Fun to drive.

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

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    1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr STD Passenger Van Review
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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

    Pros: great van

    Cons: Mileage is only 21/gal

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    1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr Limited Passenger Van Review
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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.)

    Pros: Its the Van that Can

    Cons: Dont buy one if you dont love power and speed

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    1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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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

    Pros: comfortable interior, large

    Cons: low quality

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    1998 Ford Windstar 3 Dr GL Passenger Van Review
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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

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

    Cons: its only got a 3.8

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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

    Pros: Well either drive it or take the nasty bus..

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

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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.)

    Pros: big space everywhere

    Cons: sometimes a little hard to park

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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

    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

    2001 Ford Windstar Reviews

    Great Car By BuddyBoy58

    I love this car. Great for a family or as a delivery van. It has all the gadgets fo keep the kids entertained on those long trips. Plenty of space for strollers, bikes, packages, sports equipment ... Read More

    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

    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

    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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