1986 Ford Aerostar Review

1986 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired117000 miles
Most recent distance121000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow


Overall good van, not safe though!


Replaced right side tie rod end, Swapped manual tranny to automatic because my mom didn't want to learn to drive stick shift.

General Comments:

All right overall van. My mom loves it at least, I think it's OK, When you go about 60 miles per hour, the front end shakes, I think it needs and alignment, Acceleration is very poor, 50 mph up a hill flat to the floor, My Camaro does almost 90 up the same hill with half the gas left. Bad handling, I feel very unsafe in this van, Like it's gonna roll over, The front end is very small, That's another thing that scares me.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st May, 2002

Average review marks: 7.5 / 10, based on 1 review