Facts are facts -
We bought a 2001 Sport back in late 01.
Walking through the lot at the dealership, a sinking feeling as we walk past generic minivan after generic minivan -
Then, I see it -
A black one, with a spoiler - and aluminum wheels with "meats"!
It had some cheezy decals along the bottom sides, which immediately came paritally off at the car wash. The dealer removed them, for free, cool deal.
Also had the dealer install the auxillary transmission cooler.
The van is really nice, we really have enjoyed it. Looks good, handles good, been reliable, couple minor issues, nothing to spoil it.
We hit well over a hundred mph within days of owning it, the van is a runner and in the right enviroment, makes for a decent "sport touring van".
The Ford dealer did all the service up until a couple years ago. We had them change the transmission fluid at around 35000 miles, shortly after, it blew a transmission hose and cost us several hundred to get fixed. They said it was not related. That was about the time I quit using them. Oh, and they had repaired the passenger side sliding door that never did work right again.
Now, stops at the quick oil shop every 3000 miles. I check the basic filters, need to do brakes and plugs - nearing 80,000 miles.
We really like our Windstar and would buy another again. Probably not a FreeStar, not sure why, a good, low mileage Windstar Sport, in Black, would be fine.