1995 Ford Windstar

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  • Buy a newer model not an older one!

    Jun 8, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, comfortable.
    Cons: Mechanical problems on older models

    Summary: My wife was looking for an SUV a couple of years ago and I talked her into a mini-van. We picked out a 95 Windstar because it had everything we wanted. V6 engine to pull a camper, seats seven, extra cargo space and a reasonable price used. Our Van had ... read more

  • Best Van in the world!

    Jun 4, 2007 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfort, durability, gas mileage,
    Cons: NONE

    Summary: Well to begin, I am a very small person I am only 5'0 tall. This was my third van in which I have owned. I had previously had a Pontiac Montana and a Dodge Grand Caravan. This van by far has beaten the other two. I bought this van about four years ... read more

  • Had LOTS of problems, but has been okay for years now.

    Apr 1, 2007 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Cargo space. JBL sound system was very good before it broke
    Cons: Terrible car, terrible customer service

    Summary: I used to hate my Windstar. I bought it used from a Ford dealer. I thought I'd be better protected. I was, a little. But the Ford of the 90's took lousy care of me, and lost me as a customer for life. Even if the company is better now, I'll never buy ... read more

  • The Run Around/What To Expect From Ford

    Nov 10, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: roomy
    Cons: Where do I begin??

    Summary: I have never been so disappointed with a vehicle. It is sluggish, and it has been nothing but trouble and now Ford won't stand behind their "extended" warranty. The head gasket repair that was common to this model had already been done when we bought ... read more

  • 1995 Windstar--Would not recommend it--poor quality control

    Jun 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Large cargo room, fairly comfortable, easier to park than full size van
    Cons: Had a fair amount of problems.

    Summary: We bought a 1995 Ford Windstar used in 2002 with approximately 90,000 miles. Its appealing points were that it had a lot of room for cargo but was easy to drive and park. There were several problems with it when we got it. The dealer was able to fix ... read more

  • Torn between reliability and performance

    Feb 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Smooth ride, excellent performance, plenty of room, lots of options.
    Cons: Reliability

    Summary: As I write this review, my '95 Ford Windstar is at the Ford dealer waiting for a remanufactured engine to show up. This is about a $4500 job. The 3.8 liter V6 engine that Ford used for this model year is known for blowing head gaskets. I've known many ... read more

  • Defines the term *LEMON*...

    Jan 16, 2004 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Looks nice...stays nice (because it remains parked in your driveway!)
    Cons: Need very big budget to keep up with the maintenance

    Summary: We had a 89 Camry with 200,000 miles on it and decided to trade it in for a newer and more reliable 95 Windstar (It was 1997 when we did this). What a joke...The sucker broke from the beginning...Weird stuff too...Relay switches, Pulley bearings, the ... read more

  • Worst vehicle I've every purchased

    Dec 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: bought it for its 5 star safety rating (3 kids ... and 2 adults)
    Cons: poor quality, too frequent repairs of *major* components

    Summary: To sum it up: 1) Suffered the infamous 3.8L head gasket breakdown after the regular warranty had expired but within the extended head gasket warranty period. We were billed $1000 to replace the starter and flywheel, which is what the Ford dealer said ... read more

  • Don't buy a Ford product

    Jul 12, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: None
    Cons: Reliability, Head Gaskets, Transmission, front end components.

    Summary: This van cost us a fortune in repair bills, finally sold it for $2000, at less than 100,000 miles, e ... read more

  • SAD MISTAKE MADE

    Jan 31, 2003 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: good ride, beauty of a auto
    Cons: everything mechanical

    Summary: We purchased our 95 Ford Windstar 3.5 years ago. I loved it. First, we had some trouble with the starter, the van wouldn't start unless I slammed the door a few times to get it to connect. Did good for about a year or so, then BOOM, the head gaskets ... read more

  • Throw your money to the FOUR WINDS!

    Oct 19, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Roomy, lots of cup holders, rear air, heat and sound, as well as accessory port.
    Cons: TRANSMISSION!!!!

    Summary: If you buy a 1995, or ANY Windstar, that is what you WILL be doing! I own a 1995 and through very POOR judgement, plus not listening to my intuition, a 1998. Both are GLs, which I understand now to stand for GOOD LUCK! You will need it, and I am ... read more

  • 1995 Ford Windstar, a lot of comfort with a lot of Troubles.

    Jun 26, 2002 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: Incredible comfort, powerful engine, nice style.
    Cons: Incredibly poor reliability, many recall notices, and bad dealer service.

    Summary: Dear readers, My mother used to own, a 1995 Ford Windstar. I have to admit is the worst vehicle in reliability and quality. I had a wonderful interior, a very nice smooth and powerful engine. The ride was like a cadillac, but the ... read more

  • 1995 Ford Windstar Minivan

    May 22, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Handles well, comfortable for long trips, nice interior, handy for hauling
    Cons: Problems with head gaskets and possibly with the transmission

    Summary: Our 㥧 Ford Windstar van is a nice, comfortable, easy-driving and very useful vehicle. Billed as a minivan, it is very similar to the Mercury Villager and the Nissan van. Ours is an SL, with most of the essential features for a suburban van: ... read more

  • Windstars are Junk

    Apr 25, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Room and Comfort
    Cons: It is a mechanical NIGHTMARE-- Completely unreliable and the frequently needed repairs are extremely costly!

    Summary: And I thought quality was Job 1, HA! At 40,000 miles I replaced head gaskets and had the transmission rebuilt in my 95 Windstar. Ten months ago at 72,000 miles the engine was replaced. This is to say nothing of brake jobs every 25,000 miles ... read more

  • The Ford Windstar - the Best Minivan on the Road

    Jan 14, 2002 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Powerful, comfortable, roomy, very reliable, and it gets good gas mileage for a minivan.
    Cons: None at all.

    Summary: Earlier, I had owned a great car but then my kids came along so I decided I needed a minivan. My husband and I first bought the box-style Dodge Caravan. We despised it within a month of owning it. It was very "cheap" and did not have enough power for me ... read more

  • Found On Road Dead!

    Jul 14, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Convenience, comfort, gas mileage was good for a van, decent power, lots of features
    Cons: unreliable engine and transmission

    Summary: Note:All of the bad things I am about to say about the Ford Windstar only affect Windstars with the 3.8 litre engine. This is the engine used in over 90% of Windstars (even the base models) but if you have one with the old underpowered 3.0 litre you ... read more

  • 1995 Windstar and my Pocket $$$

    Jun 4, 2001 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Stylish, Roomie, Nice Air Suspension
    Cons: Transmission, Lack of power engine. No rear seat Headrest.

    Summary: Dear. Reader. I regret to inform you that Ford motor company has the worst minivans in the world. I bought a 1995 Ford windstar and since 4 months after I bought it Air Conditioner problems arrive. A faulty clutch in the A/C didn't allow ... read more

  • Fords are Unreliable! 7 Factory Recalls since new!

    Dec 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: Comfy seats, when this Ford dies and finally goes to the boneyard, i will tear the seats out and use as my lazy boy recliner.
    Cons: Fords are the Most UnReliable vehicles you can buy!

    Summary: i bought my 1995 Ford Windstar GL brand new in 1995 (i must have been drunk). it was $18,000 with tax, and came with the 3.8L MPFI V-6. i have been the only owner of this Windstar and i Always take good care of all my vehicles; personally ... read more

  • Not worth the money

    Dec 4, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: none
    Cons: dependability

    Summary: I bought a Windstar after having driven just about all the vans out there. Had a Toyota Previa before and had an accident that totaled that van. Loved that van and it was paid for!! So had to get out there and shop for another car, with three active ... read more

  • comfortable ride

    Nov 28, 2000 by
    Rated a Helpful Review
    Pros: comfortable ride
    Cons: lots of repairs

    Summary: We have had our 1995 Windstar mini-van for about two years now. It is the GL model with the 3.8 liter engine. I have had to return to the dealer twice for factory recalls, the most important one was concerning "possible premature head gasket ... read more

  • The Star of the Road

    Nov 10, 2000 by
    Rated a Very Helpful Review
    Pros: powerful
    Cons: none

    Summary: The 1995 Ford Windstar is a vehicle built for many different types of people. Short.....young.......old....you name it, it's for you. The front seats sit up high enough for shorter people to see out of. My mother is only about 5'2'' and she can see out ... read more

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