1992 Ford Aerostar 3 litre from North America
Nice, but could have been better designed
The sliding door handle broke off; very hard to open up the door to replace.
The wheel on the sliding door broke off and the door is one heavy piece of metal when there is no wheel to support it.
The power steering... well I can only assume that the pump is gone.
The windows rattle at 70kmh or more.
After having children we needed something bigger to haul them around in. The van was a good deal and handled well on our test drive. But not long after we got it we noticed all the creaks and other assorted noises it makes. The most annoying one is the windshield and rear window rattling while highway driving.
My biggest disappointment with the van is the power steering. We have an appointment to get it looked at (finally!) but here's the story:
It steered fine both ways, but there was a little "clunk" when you turned the wheel. Under the advice of a mechanic he said to put in some power steering sealer into the van.
We did and it solved the turning to the left - works like a charm. But it is a nightmare turning to the right; almost as if it has lost all power steering to that side. (but it has not)
I back out of my driveway and then make a right turn and it's like near impossible to turn the steering wheel, but it then gives and power steering returns with a big jerk making you think the van is about to tip.
Regardless, if there was more thought into the design and mechanics of the van, it would be more worth the money.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2003