Appeared in a line of Ford in 1994, the Windstar model quickly won a great number of admirers. Constructed on a Taurus model platform, the car came in the stead rear-wheel Aerostar minivein.
The model of 1995 was offered in three options of execution â€“ three-door Cargo Van, GL and LX and offered at the price from the little less than eighteen thousand dollars to nearly twenty four for the version LX.
Ford Windstar '1997â€“98
In a cargo complete set of Cargo Van intended for transportation of two people, the car was equipped with three-liter V6 in capacity of 147 h.p., on more expensive complete sets intended for transportation of seven people, put 155-strong V6 in volume 3,8 liters; all cars were equipped with four-stage automatic transmission. As means of active and passive safety on the car ABS and face-to-face pillows already in a standard complete set were offered; the most expensive version LX was equipped with the conditioner and cruise control.
From next year by the car for the first two complete sets began to offer 150-strong three-liter V6, and for LX â€“ 200-strong in volume 3,8 liters.
About 1997 modeling years the car had an additional complete set of Base with the unique 150-strong engine; for Cargo Van and GL versions there was a possibility optionally to establish the 200-strong power unit.
Ford Windstar SEL '1999â€“2000
Since 1998 the cargo Cargo Van version "traded places" with Base, having become the cheapest among offered options of execution a minivein (despite it, Base remained the unique version of the car for which only the standard 150-strong engine was offered); besides, there was a Limited version (with leather seats and cast disks) which cost came nearer to thirty thousand dollars. Also this year by the car there was wider driver's door, urged to facilitate to passengers process of landing to the second row of seats.
At last, in 1999 there was the second generation of Windstar; the most important and for many admirers of model emergence in the car of a lateral movable door (in expensive SE and SEL versions), considerably facilitating landing and disembarkation of passengers became long-awaited. Besides, the suspension bracket, transmission and brakes were finished, and spaciousness of the car increased at the remained invariable wheel base a little.
Car complete sets carried now the names Cargo Van, Base, LX, SE and SEL; for the first two the 150-strong engine, intended for the others (and it is optional for cargo option a minivein) â€“ 200-strong. The most expensive complete set of SEL costing more than thirty thousand, was equipped with an inaccessible CD player in other complete sets and 16-inch wheels.
Ford Windstar '2001â€“03
The Limited version which has disappeared in cars of the 1999th modeling year, returned in the 2000th, however, now leather seats in salon and of 16-inch disks could brag not only their owners, but also those who bought SEL complete set; Limited, of course, also was offered with a lateral door.
Windstar performed by Base was offered with standard 150-strong and offered optionally 200-strong; for all other versions exclusively dvukhsotsilny power units were offered.
2001 "balanced" racing ambitions of owners of all Windstar versions â€“ now all cars were equipped with 200-strong V6 in volume 3,8 liters; besides, to buyers began to offer also four-door SE Sport version equipped by 16-dyuymoy cast disks.
Since 2002 the car was offered in seven complete sets of Cargo Van, LX, LX Standard, LX Deluxe, SE, SEL and Limited at the price from twenty and a half dollars to thirty four thousand; the CD changer and heating of forward seats, and cargo option a minivein now became available to owners of Limited remained the unique model with three doors.
From next year the Limited version began to equip with antiprobuksovochny system and system of course stability, and also forward lateral safety cushions with protection of the head and help system at a parking; the price of such car came nearer to thirty five thousand.
2003 became the last year to the Windstar model to which change Ford Freestar came.
The Windstar model the Ford company tried to press some the competitor, Chrysler who reached good sales in this segment of a car market thanks to success of the Voyager model, and to fordovets it substantially it was possible. The car had a set of advantages (the acceptable price, good visibility, and thus that capacities of the 3,8-liter motor quite sufficed for the dynamic and economic driving, moderated for the car of a similar class, the size and transportation possibilities fuel consumption) that made him very serious player in this segment of the market.