1989 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0 V6 from North America
A very good decision if you have the patience/money to spend on a few repairs
Not a whole lot has gone wrong. Most of the money spent was because the mechanics at the dealership wouldn't fix it correctly.
The ignition switch went bad a while after I got the van. It would stall and stop in cold weather. This was fixed after we yelled at the mechanics.
The passenger side window motor has quit. The driver side window is going out. It's not important enough to fix.
The fuel guage doesn't work. It didn't work when we got it. (It was used when we bought it)
The Air Conditioner hose has a leak somewhere in it. Mechanics have yet to fix it.
I love my van. It holds seven people altogether and is very strong. With no changes to the engine save the ignition switch and the air conditioning, it easily outdoes many trucks. It has a lot of pickup and room. We can haul a large sheet of plywood without any difficulties. It doesn't have a trailer hitch or a luggage rack because we've never needed one. Between our Jeep Grand Cherokee, out Toyota Camry, and the Aerostar, the Aerostar has the best seats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 4th August, 2003