1992 Ford Aerostar Reviews

1992 Ford Aerostar from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired314000 kilometres
Most recent distance315000 kilometres
Previous carFord Freestar

Faults:

Bought second hand at 314000km. spedometer and radio both out recently. but I understand with the current mileage, things will go wrong, nothing I can't do without. But, today, starter died. anyone know if it's easy enough to fix the starter?

General Comments:

Overall, OK. brakes are a bit on the slow side. electronics seem to go wrong though. anyone know if it's easy enough to fix the starter?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 12th October, 2006

1992 Ford Aerostar xl 4.0 V6 from North America

Model year1992
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 4.0 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.0 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 miles
Most recent distance109000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Scottsdale

Summary:

It is the worst automobile ever

Faults:

I bought this car with a 101,000 miles on it, by 109,000 miles the car had completely fallen apart. First {and in no time at all} the sliding door broke. Than the back door went. Next was the water pump. Than the vacuum tubes went. Than the starter went. It had on and off electrical problems. The font caliper went and the hole front end soon followed, it pulled sharply into the other lane when ever you hit the brakes. Than the whole exhaust system than went from the manifold to the tail pipe. The thermostat than went. And what finally sealed the fate of the aerostar was the transmission which went in only 8,000 miles. The car also had serious body rust.

General Comments:

All and all every-thing that went wrong on this car cost about 3,500.By far this was the worst automobile I ever owned, and probly the worst ever manufactured. I would not take a aerostar even if someone paid me to. Plain and simply, I HATE THE AEROSTAR!!!Anyone who is considering to buy an aerostar STAY AWAY STAY FAR AWAY!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd May, 2006

29th May 2007, 12:57

I just bought a 1992 Ford Aerostar 5 months ago. It is my second Aerostar... the last one hit a deer, and never was right again, which was a shame since it had given me 230,000 miles of almost trouble-free service. I think the Ford Aerostar is the best vehicle ever made! I really love my "new" 92 model because it has AWD. Here in New Mexico, we can take the van off-road, climbing rough mountain trails and never worry about getting stuck. Barring a catastrophic accident, I will drive it the rest of my life. Whatever my baby needs, she will get gladly. I was very lucky to find one that looks like brand new inside and out-not a dent or scratch anywhere. Everything works perfectly at 187,000 miles. It also gets 20mpg in town and 23mpg on the highway at 75mph. I would describe my relationship with my Aerostar as a love affair.

When I read about people who have had bad experiences with Aerostar I just scratch my head. What did you people do to them to cause them to act that way?

3rd Nov 2007, 14:56

The last writer's comments made me smile. My 93' 4.0L AWD Aerostar is quickly approaching 300,000 miles. I bought it at 263,000 and honestly didn't expect too much. Nearly 2 years later I have started my own 'love affair' with the Aerostar. I bought another one for my wife, a 96' 3.0L, a few months ago. I can't say enough good things about these van, and plan on getting a couple more for my business. investigationn@gmail.com.

1992 Ford Aerostar V6 3.0L from North America

Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission V6 3.0L Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance144575 miles
Previous carPlymouth Voyager

Summary:

A good bargain since it was giving to me from my parents for FREE!

Faults:

Transmission leaks since I got the car.

Both tie-rods needed replacing just recently at 144,000 miles.

Air conditioner compressor works only when engine is above 3500 RPMs.

Needed new alternator at about 131,000 miles from previous owner.

Radiator hose blown going into heater system. Replaced with new hose, but since hose goes from small to a larger size on the other end, I had to use an adapter found at hardware store.

Wire connector to coil broke due to a corroded wire.

Step on driver side rusted completely off and side panels are pretty badly rusted.

Wiring of stereo (with rear controls) makes it hard to place a new radio in.

General Comments:

Vehicle comes in handy when remodeling since it can hold drywall, studs, and many other items (just like a truck!).

Can hold up to 7 passengers with 3 seating option.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 16th June, 2003

20th Jun 2003, 06:17

Here is some advice on hauling trailers...

If your Aerostar is an automatic, then check the front bumper for a transmission cooler. The cooler looks like a small radiator and it keeps the automatic transmission cool and good enough to haul very heavy loads. If it doesn't have one then you should get one right away.

IF you have a manual transmission then don't worry about it since they do not overheat and are more rugged.

As for the rocker panels, make sure that you check and repair small rusty areas as if you don't, then they will rust out completley. I had the same problem with mine.

Good luck with your Aerostar.. Great Vans..

Average review marks: 4.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews