Ford Windstar for sale in Nigeria
Ford Windstar is a minivan manufactured and sold by Ford Motor Co. Ford Motor Co. started manufacturing the Windstar in 1994 which happens to be the company's second minivan produced. The Ford Windstar after making 10 years successful sales in different markets decided to have a change of name which was the Ford Freestar. The new nameplate also lasted for 3 years and production finally discontinued. Ford was however able to release 3 generation models altogether. This minivan even though it was introduced all round the different car markets in the is not very popular in Nigeria. Buyers of the Ford Windstar could therefore check the good conditioned used versions that are for sale on Jumia Car.
What to know when Buying Ford Windstar
Performance and Specifications of Ford Windstar
The third generation models were categorized into 5 different trim levels namely Base, SE, Sport, SEL and Limited.
- The 2007 Ford Windstar body style is available in only four door minivan but the previous generation models can be found in also in three door minivan.
- The third generation Ford Windstar uses either a 3.8L four cylinder V6 engine and the 4.2L V6 engine with a 193 hp and 201 hp respectively.
- Ford Windstar is available in four speed automatic transmission.
How is the Design of Ford Windstar
First generation Ford Windstar exterior design is kind of unique because it doesn't have a driver's side sliding door but rather the driver's door edge was extended rearward six inches that to make up for not having a sliding door. This was a feature that Ford introduced when producing the Windstar because they realised that minivans with driver's sliding door could make good sale back in the 1990's. Furthermore the 1999 to 2003 Ford Windstar had improved features such as the power-sliding doors on both sides, driver and front passenger seat-mounted side airbags, and rear reverse sensors.
What are the standout features of Ford Windstar
The second generation Ford Windstar was rated good by the IIHS for fair structural performance, moderate injuries to the left foot, and fair dummy control. The NHTSA graded the Ford Windstar minivan for both frontal and side impact tests an overall 5 stars rating.
Ford Windstar Price in Nigeria
There is no way you can find a brand new Ford Windstar to buy in Nigeria. This is because production of this minvan has been discontinued after the third generation year model in 2007. Therefore anyone looking to buy a family minivan will have to go for a Tokunbo Ford Windstar or a Nig Used Ford Windstar for sale in Nigeria. The price of both used versions of Ford Windstar might go from Naira 590,000 to Naira 1,000,00 depending on quite a number of factors like the year model or generation model, poor or good general condition and probably the total kilometers driven.
Overall Impression of Ford Windstar
It will be interesting to know that five years ago, 575,000 Ford Windstar minivans were recalled by Ford of alledgely having rear axle problems. This was due to an investigation that was conducted by National Highway Traffic Safety Administration early 2010. 2 years after a number Ford Windstar minivans were also recalled to make a total of about 600,000 minivans only in North America. The Ford Transit and Mercury Villager come side by side with this minivan in the Nigeria Market.