Originally Posted by BlackXJ
Well I've got a chance to buy a WindStar. Here is the run down:
1999 LX 93k miles on the ticker
Latest major fixes: New CV joints and struts.
Known probs: Check engine light is on, rear AC does not get cold. Owner said that dye was used to locate a leaky valve $250 - $300 to fix.
Dude wants $7800. I offered $5500. He no takey.
Here are my questions.
What kind of other problems can I expect from this van?
Are most of the know problems fixable at home?
How much does it cost to have new struts and CVs put in?
How much for a complete brake job?
I've heard about these things having major electrical probs. Any additional info?
Thanks for the help!
What a horrible deal, the Kelly blue book private party value on that model is only $5,700, and these values are normally high for the Windstars since their value has been plummeting. But on top of that it has a check engine light on with other known issues, and he is still trying to sell it for $7,800. Don't even consider it until the issues are fixed and then even your first offer was too high in my opinion.