My family has purchased used 4 WIndstars over a period of 20 years. The first one (1998) was a great ride, but had horrible electronic problems. The second one (2003) was a great ride, but was totaled in an accident less than a year later. The third one (2001) lasted 17 years. It had multiple problems, bad motor mounts, head gasket problem, recall for cruise control, etc., but it actually got good mileage and was a van we grew to love. It finally bit the dust with about 200,000 miles on it in an accident as well. We are now using a 2002 WIndstar that the previous owner basically let sit in his garage for many years. It has some problems, but again it gives us a smooth ride, has lots of cargo space, and gets good mileage on the road. We are sad that Ford no longer makes a minivan.