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Best Mini Van Ever
Pros: Comfort driving long distance
Cons: nothingI love my Windstar. Now I'm going to have to replace it and I don't know what to buy. FORD - BRING BACK MY WINDSTAR!!
Pros: The buckling and unbuckling of the safety belt..so easy..no pressure needed.
Cons: The ignition is very hard to turn.
Advice: If you havr arthritis of the hands, all the power items benefit you. It is easy to get in and out of also.I purchased a used 2002 Ford Windstar SE and am happy with it. I have Rheaumatoid Arthritis and all power features satisfy me. Especially the door handles on the inside and out..easy to grasp. The ignition is hard to turn and have rigged up a way to use the key. Once you have a disability you have to look at priorities differently. I have looked at 10 different vans in 2.5 days. None of them having all power features I need. This one did. The ride is smooth and quiet.
Pros: the in-dash computer
Cons: the tow package should come with the trailer brake controller
Advice: Buy-it!This is a great van... Power, room, comfort and lots of gadgets
Cons: the way it breaks down at 38,000 even after you service it accordinly
Advice: You must buy the extended warranty since they break immediatly after36,000 miThis car is made with very poor quality materials in and out. Things like the cheap ring to hold a drink have snapped off and to be replaced, you must purchase the whole ashtray unit. The transmission just went at 38,000mi and the customer service 800 number only helped reduce the price instead of fix the faulty car. This was our 5th Ford and I am afraid our last.Now I know why there are so many Toyotas on the road.
Pros: Abundant safety features
Cons: Rear seat is heavy if you want to remove it.
Advice: If you love your family and yourself, buy this for all of you !!!!!!It is really comfortable, very quiet and smooth. Freeway driving is a joy. The seats are great and it feels solid and safe on the road. With the 5 star crash rating, side airbags, adjustable pedals, lights on the mirrors to warn othes when doors open and and and.....yhe list of safety features goes on and on.
Pros: Interior seating layout -- front buckets, 2 seat bench, 3 seat bench.
Cons: The side armrests on the driver seat.
Advice: Check out the amount of luggage storage you need. In my model the rear seat can be moved to the middle position to create a larger cargo area. Salesman didn't know about that.After 1,000 miles I like everything about this minivan. Very quiet ride, handles easily, the kids love it, and the controls are all well thought out. I never had a car with a keyless entry before but it is a real convenience too. It has great headroom (I'm 6'-5') but it also fits my 5'-3' wife. So far it is averaging 20 mpg with a combination of short commute city driving and highway miles. With my past vehicles I have had much better luck with Ford than Honda in terms of quality, maintenance, and cost. This is what steered me to the Windstar.
Pros: Back seat radio option
Cons: frequent repairs needed, endless recalls
Advice: don't buydrive is not smooth.