Attractive vehicle for families etc., but be careful. There has been at least one recall, and Ford has been repeatedly threatened with litigation concerning its reluctance to cover repairs for absurd (i.e. obviously not the owners' fault or coincedental) problems such as blown head gaskets and transmission block problems.

If your Windstar blows up, search the Web for recall information and advice on how to make Ford do what they're supposed to. My father (who is an attorney) threatened to sue and, after a week of stressful negotiations, was given a $4000 coupon towards the purchase of another vehicle.

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