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Old 05-25-2004, 20:29   #1 (permalink)
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Good Deal or Not?

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!
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Old 05-27-2004, 09:41   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Good Deal or Not?

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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.
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Old 05-31-2004, 08:54   #3 (permalink)
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Well I didn't get it. Thanks for the help.
Looking at a 1999 SE w/ 81k $6500.
It super shape.......looks pretty tempting!!
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Old 06-01-2004, 04:01   #4 (permalink)
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DONE!
Bought a 99 Windstar SE w/80k
Great condition....really happy with it!
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