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#57 of 804 floormats for Windstar 2000 LX
Dec 29, 1999 (6:42 pm)
I just took delivery of a 2000 Windstar LX, four-door, standard bench seats in rear, no entertainment system. Bought it at invoice (no $200 processing fees), by the way. It did not come with floor mats despite the Ford brochure that said that floormats ("front and rear") are "standard." The dealer says he will rectify the situation, but what am I entitled? My questions are: (1) how many mats should I have gotten "standard" without ordering option 167 (floor mats); and (2) how many mats go with option 167?
I have called parts departments of various dealers to inquire what is a standard set and got answers ranging from 4 to 6 (driver, passenger, short second row, long third row, passenger side entrance and cargo area). Not all identified the last two pieces. It seems that nobody knows for sure.
I would appreciate hearing from 1999-2000 Windstar owners about their floormats.
#58 of 804 Leasing a Windstar
Jan 20, 2000 (9:05 pm)
I am about to lease a Windstar LX. I have a 2500$ out of pocket and a 321$ a month payment. It has 4 doors, rt. door electric, privacy glass, floor console, comfort group, overhead console, 3.8 engine. I am leasing at Able Ford, Rockville Centre, NY. Does anybody have any advice or feel whether or not this is a good deal? Thank you.
Jan 21, 2000 (1:38 pm)
I guess I should
have mentioned that I get 15K miles on that
lease,which would be fine for me. Also, it is a
2000 model van. I was wondering if the numbers
#60 of 804 Remote starter
Jan 23, 2000 (11:54 pm)
Does anyone have experience with adding a remote starter to their Winstar. Can this be installed with a factory order or should it be installed subsequent to delivery.
#61 of 804 Towing Performance
Jan 25, 2000 (4:43 am)
I am considering a 2000 Windstar with the Class II towing option. I need to tow an enclosed snowmobile trailer that is loaded to about 2000 lbs. Does anyone have experience with the towing option they can share?
Jan 26, 2000 (12:37 am)
Markian, you can also get general info. on remote starters by typing "remote" in the search box.
Community Leader/Vans Conference
Jan 26, 2000 (5:30 am)
Just ordered my new 2000 Windstar SE. Spent a great deal of time researching vehicles and prices. The Edmunds 'Buying Tutorial' was a godsend. I priced my vehicle (with CD, TV/VCR, Quad seats, and side air bags) at $26,514. Then discovered that a $1000 rebate WITH 5.9 APR over 60 months was available. With Tax, title, registration etc, etc the final price was $27,998 (including rebate). I figured on giving the dealer 1% over invoice but discovered the vehicle I wanted needed to be ordered. They tried like banshee's to get me into a car on the lot, but I stood firm. Echo's of "Holdback, Holdback" kept coming to mind, so I brought it up. The salesman put me off then started chatting about my trade-in. It is a 1992 Jeep Wrangler Islander with 56K. Kelley Blue book and NADA listed it at $6500 trade-in and $10,500 market. I aimed to split the difference, but when they offered me $7500 on trade-in AND $28,500 on the Windstar I almost gave them the handshake. We spoke for a long time about the holdback. At one point I thanked them for their time and made a legitimate effort to leave. Then they blew me away by offering me $7500 on the trade PLUS $28,000 for the Windstar!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I could hardly believe my ears, $28,000 ON THE ROAD for a 2000 SE with TV/VCR, CD package, and side air bags. At $2 over invoice for the Windstar AND $1000 over Kelley Blue Book for my trade, that deserved a handshake. They'll make $858 on holdback and probably $2000 on my trade, but I'm a busy guy and the thought of a private sell wasn't appealing. My last request was to be able to drive my Jeep until the Windstar arrived. The salesman said "No, absolutely NOT" but after a trip to the manager he came back looking like a beaten man and said "Ok, but PLEASE don't put too many miles on it". I then got a 'price protection' statement to guarantee my deal and left, a very happy man.
Moral of the story.........Do your homework on Edmunds.com and be ready to walk away if you aren't 100% happy. Also, NEVER fall into the "Lets talk about a payment you can afford" trap.
#64 of 804 errolflynn1
Feb 16, 2000 (12:19 am)
Please let me know where you bought your windstar (city)
#65 of 804 Popping in front end
Feb 24, 2000 (4:09 pm)
Has anyone had anyone had a popping sound from the front end when turning or when braking hard. If so let me know what was the problem
#66 of 804 considering a windstar
Feb 25, 2000 (5:22 am)
I am considering purchasing a used Windstar. I saw two just tonight, one was a 96 GL with 55000 miles, and most of the features that make it comfortable, the other was a 95 LX with all kinds of extras, digital display, dual ps, pw, pl, you name it, it probably had it, this one had 74000 miles. I have been reading about the Head Gasket problem in the 95 windstars, is this a problem that disappears if it has been fixed once already or does it come back again? Also, when if I take these vehicles to a mechanic for the once over, what other things should I have them look for. Any advice on the two vehicles is greatly apprecicated. Thanks