1991 Ford Aerostar Reviews

1991 Ford Aerostar XLT Extended 2WD 3.0 petrol from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 3.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance105000 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Sweet Van!

Faults:

Used Oil (1 Quart per 400 miles)

A/C broken.

Door Ajar light comes on.

Gas gauge intermittent.

General Comments:

Very comfortable van, quiet engine, great seats, great to drive with the hard to find 5 speed manual (supplied by Mazda), used an anti-smoke, anti-oil burning additive at the last oil change and it cured the oil usage problem! Getting 25 MPG mostly highway. Loads of space for hauling stuff. Pretty bad in the snow so I'm considering getting a 4WD one as well!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2006

1991 Ford Aerostar V6 from North America

Model year1991
Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired79000 miles
Most recent distance87000 miles
Previous carDodge Shadow

Summary:

It's a piece of Junk

Faults:

Replaced Complete Brake Assembly.

Transmission Blew.

Alternator Blew.

Heater Core Replaced.

General Comments:

The van was very comfortable to drive, but I couldn't stand the noise of the power steering (whining)

It needs a lot of work done on it and it's just not worth it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 8th December, 2004

1991 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance207564 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

A low-runnig cost highly efficient work horse

Faults:

This Aerostar has not had a whole lot of problems. The big problem I have now is the Front Right Seal on the transmission. It needs to be replaced because it is leaking.

This car is loosing some of its power because of the high mile and I live at a very high altitude.

General Comments:

My dad bought this car in 1996 and then I got it for my birthday in 2002. I have been driving it almost 2 years and I have put almost 25,000 miles on it driving back and forth to Colorado and Kansas City.

This car with its very high miles is still very comfortable and can still get up and go! it's a a little bit slower climbing the moutanis, but its fast enough.

I would recommend this van to anybody who wanted a cheap well made family car or a work van.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th October, 2003

1991 Ford Aerostar XLT 4.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired27000 miles
Most recent distance220885 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Incredibly versatile van

Faults:

Common weak areas in order of prevalence would be:

Leaking heater core - fairly inexpensive to replace compared to other models.

Air conditioning system uses standard Ford spring-lock connectors that are prone to leakage.

The 1991 and 1990 years are prone to more problems with the anti-lock braking system. The cure is good preventative maintenance however most systems are severely neglected by their owners.

General Comments:

The 4.0 engine with the electronic all-wheel drive system is the most desirable model. The automatic transmission in those models is the strongest of the various A4LD versions.

The 4.0 engine is robust and will easily achieve 200,000 miles with proper maintenance.

In 45 years of driving, this van is by far the most versatile vehicle we have ever owned. Can haul 7 people and luggage, lumber, 8 foot couches and more.

Reliability is outstanding, never a major component failure. Tremendous all around family vehicle.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st August, 2003

1991 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0L V6 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1993
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Distance when acquired20000 kilometres
Most recent distance113000 kilometres
Previous carFord Tempo

Summary:

Has scared me away from Ford in the future

Faults:

ABS sensor malfunction at 70000 km, caused by an electrical short.

A great deal of front end work was required at 80000km.

Ventilation system fan quit at 95000km in the middle of a cold snap, leaving the vehicle without heat. The Ford dealer traced an electrical short (unrelated to item above) and replaced a wiring harness for $800.

Air conditioner failed at 105000km during a summer heat wave. At least it wasn't an electrical problem. The Ford dealer wanted more than double what the local repair shop wanted.

General Comments:

This vehicle was extremely well taken care of, but did not repay that care with any degree of long term reliability.

Heavy, underpowered, ponderous handling and uncomfortable seats.

Tons of room.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 19th June, 2003

20th Jun 2003, 07:14

What are you whining about??? Your Aerostar seems quite reliable, it's you that is the problem. ALL VEHICLES WEAR AFTER TIME!!! I own an Aerostar and it has more than paid for itself. We have had almost the same number of problems as you have had and we still take good care of it. What I really like about this van is the seats are comfy and it is built solid with a good economic engine and transmission.

What I dislike about the van is it will rattle some and the rocker panels suck!! They rust out too quickly!! We have rebuilt them all and it looks nicer now.

Superb job FORD!!

F.O.R.D. (Free OF Repairs Daily) (This only applies to Aerostars)

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 11 reviews