Description: Overall Rating: Comfort Rating: Performance Rating: Quality Rating: Appearance Rating: Favorite Feature: The power sliding doors are very cool. Least Favorite Feature: Seat belt harnesses for the 2nd row impede entry into the back seats. Advice to Buyer: The 2nd row bucket seats are worth considering because they offer more flexibility and forward/back base travel has been added for 1999. Detailed Review: The 3.8L engine's 200hp provided more get up and go than you'd ordinarily expect in a minivan. Acceleration was smooth but the engine tended to roar under heavy demand. The vans's handling will not be mistaken for that of a sports car, but the overall experience was very comfortable. There were no difficulties in running the car through standard maneuvers like parallel parking and U-turns. On a negative note, the steering rate felt a bit uneven and required a short acclimatization period. The dash was well laid out; all displays were clearly visible and all controls were within easy reach. The LED odometer was a gadgety touch that I liked. One flaw: There was no obvious way to switch the vent between recirculated and fresh air. The overall fit and finish were far superior to all of its domestic competitors. The interior design was pleasing to the eye and soothing to the body. All seating locations were comfortable; head room in the rear seat was more than adequate for a 6'4' passenger. Also Considered: 1999 Honda Odyssey 1999 Dodge Caravan 1999 Toyota Sienna Vehicle Purchased: 1999 Ford Windstar Reviewer Information: Location - Flushing, New York Other Vehicles in Household - 1994 Ford Escort 1996 Nissan King Cab
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