1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0 from North America
Heater hoses, front transmission seal, radiator, passenger front brake locked up on the freeway.
It runs good, drives OK, but I'm frustrated with it.
A transmission seal went bad, and 500 to fix that.
Heater hose leaks; patched twice already.
The van wasn't driven a whole lot in its 19 years. I think that's why I'm having these issues.
Radiator blew last week. Gonna fix it tomorrow when I get paid, and get new heater hoses.
All in all, it's good. The motor runs great, and sounds mean when you punch it.
My wife drives an 88 Aerostar that we've had for 6 years, and hers is like the Energizer Bunny. Thought it would be cool if we both drove the same kind of van.
I think it will go for a while. I'm a Ford person; even have a tattoo on my right arm of the blue oval, yeah.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th November, 2012
25th Nov 2012, 13:17
Radiator fixed. The van works fine now. Have driven it every day. I'm a happy camper.
2nd May 2013, 08:48
Update since putting in the radiator; no more problems at all, have gone 10,000 miles. I'm happy with it. It's how I get to school, which is 80 miles one way.
7th Oct 2014, 20:39
Posted these reviews 2 plus years ago. The van is still going good, no more problems. It's our main vehicle now, and it doesn't let us down. Runs great, and my wife doesn't want a new car; she wants to keep driving this Aerostar.
3rd Mar 2015, 16:54
The van is still working fine. It's our only vehicle now and is taking me 80 miles a day.
13th Feb 2017, 01:58
Van died in April 2016 (head gasket). Planned on fixing it, but junked it. Got a 2008 Ford Focus. It will be missed.
21st Jul 2019, 14:09
I'm glad I came on this website, cos I was looking for anybody that had one, because I was planning on buying one today as a matter of fact. So like five hundred bucks for the hundred forty thousand miles on it; the guy says it runs pretty good, and from what you said it's been a pretty good van; just maybe have to watch out for it, especially that head gasket. So I think I'm going to pull the trigger and buy it, just to be able to move stuff around. It seems like you were doing a lot of moving at 80 miles a day, but you don't have too many complaints, so I figure if it just lasts me a good six months without any issues, I think it would be a good investment. Even if it doesn't last 6 months, I think it's a good investment for the price anyway with a hundred forty thousand miles.
Thanks for your update on your comments. I think that's the best thing about websites like this, is that people update issues, update problems and update anything going on with the van; it really, really helped out reading your comments that were updated. Thanks for your comments, thanks for the updates, and I hope this helps somebody if they're planning on buying something like this.
22nd Jul 2019, 20:07
That van already has issues. If it didn't, you wouldn't be getting it for $500.