August 2007 I wrecked the first Windstar. Driving into the sun I didn't see the pickup stopped to let the bus out. Destroyed the front end. Summer 2008 after finally getting another van in November I was on my way down to Tennessee when that transmission blew out, lost my overdrive. Had to drive it 80 miles in 2nd gear at 55 mph on the backroads sucking down a half tank of gas. Two weeks ago I got back from out of town in the other Windstar that I took over from our Nascar driving coworker that we laid off, the transmission started slipping. Pulled into the gas station to find trans fluid was gushing out. My dad just came up to me today and said there's a giant hole in the bottom of the trans, so it's fucked and he doesn't want to fix it. So now I have to drive that other van, which is a 99 Sevana piece of shit with a broken side door. RIP Battlewagon, 1999-2011 I will miss being able to fit into parking spaces and lots. Maybe after repeated half tank fill ups of 50+ bucks and my constantly having to go out of town, he'll get rid of it and get something smaller.