2000 Ford Windstar User Reviews

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    2000 Ford Windstar SEL Review
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    Perfect Family Car!! — 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 was actually the only mini-van produced from 1999-2003 that achieved all 5 stars for frontal crash test ratings and 4 stars on the side crash test. These tests were conducted by the IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety).

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Great family vehicle!! Excellent MPG. Very comfortable. Perfect road trip vehicle, daily driver, or family car. Great value for the price.

    Cons: I have honestly yet to find any cons for this vehicle.

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    2000 Ford Windstar SE Review
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    Great Family Vehicles — 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 makes getting around, even in snow, great.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: Roomy

    Cons: None

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    2000 Ford Windstar SE Review
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    Its A Ford It Has To Be Good — 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, but affordable. Fairly good gas mileage.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: For my job its perfect

    Cons: uneasy feeling on sharp corners

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    2000 Ford Windstar LX Review
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    2000 Ford Windstar — powerful v6, heavy braking like all vans being 10 yrs old with lots of travelling on it it needed a new engine after about 110, but nothing else major never any squeeks or rattles typical consevative van appearence inside and out not great gas milege...not bad for a v6 but newer vaqns are better not fun to drive at all

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: family comfort and versatility

    Cons: its a van

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    2000 Ford Windstar LX Review
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    2000 Windstar — Performance - Decent, for a minivan. 200hp, 250lb'ft of torque haul this 4500lb monster to 100km/h in about seconds, topping out a ways down the road at nearly 200km/h. DO NOT ATTEMPT, van shakes, vibrates, wanders, and smells of burning transmission fluid! Handles decently, but tires protest loudly if pushed. Surprisingly nimble, despite large turning radius. Comfortable for long drives. Build Quality - Ford, learn to build a goddamn decent transmission. Appearance - It's a Van. It doesn't look terrible, and is rather smooth, as far as aerodynamics go. Cost of ownership - base is around $28 000. If you got one with a bad transmission... MINIMUM $1600 in repairs. Watch out for rust along the bottoms of the doors and in the back of the body, in front of the rear wheels. Fun Factor - Winter. Big open parking lots. Hand Brake. Nuff said. Also, upon experimentation, My 'star will SMOKE a cavalier and civic at a stop light grand prix :3 Space - LOTS, Very roomy, 2nd and 3rd rows removable, can tote a ton of kit.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Quick, Pleasant to drive, Quiet, Decent Stereo

    Cons: Iffy gas mileage made up for by a big tank, Poor turning radius

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    2000 Ford Windstar SE Review
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    Good Cheap Van — Better acceleration that the earlier years for these vans. You'll most likely have to replace the transmission around 80,000 miles. The sliding doors are a nice touch, but always stopped working during the winter for me. Better to just leave them off. Windows in back were tinted black, which is nice, plus looks good. You can add an awesome sound system in these vans. Fun to drive, but nothing that special about them.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: Easy to get them for cheap, nice drive

    Cons: the transmissions ford puts in them!

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    2000 Ford Windstar SE Review
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    2000 Ford Windstar — * Performance - we have the 3.8L version, so the acceleration is great * Build Quality - had to replace the tranny twice (okay, probably the first mechanic's shoddy work) * Appearance - okay... nothing to be excited over * Cost of Ownership - gas mileage not the greatest due to the 3.8L engine, the issue of having the tranny replaced twice really bumped up the TCO! * Fun Factor - is this car fun to drive? Yes! Very spirited driving...

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: power sliding doors very convenient, acceleration, very comfortable ride

    Cons: transmission replaced twice

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    Darn Reliable Family And Stuff Hauler — I'm the original owner of a Windstar SEL, and I've had very little to complain about. I has some PITA electrical problems, but this may have been due to an aftermarket video system. Other than that, bubkus, just general wear & tear. Sure it handles like a minivan, but hey.. IT'S A MINIVAN. It seats 7, hauls a ton of stuff, and has pretty good get up and go. The Ford service teams that I've used have been excellent and I'm hoping to buy another Ford soon.

    Pros: Engine, fit and finish, reliabilty, Ford service teams.

    Cons: handling, drivers seat comfort, heavy removeable seats.

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    2000 Ford Windstar SE Review
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    Reliable. — This P.O.S. has stuck with me through thick and thin. Several car accidents, three transmission changes, six tires, and various dings and dents. Its a sloppy thing but she'll haul ass through rain and snow. And being a michigander, thats saying something.

    Pros: strong, reliable, excellent for moving

    Cons: ITS A VAN. the only pick-up line I can use is 'hey baby, I can make you a star in the back of my van.'

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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

    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

    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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