1993 Ford Aerostar Reviews - Page 2 of 5

1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15600 miles
Most recent distance303000 miles

Faults:

Alternator@292000

3 Water pumps

3 Heater cores

1 Rack and Pinion

1 Set of rear brake shoes

5 sets of front brake pads

1 Rear wheel bearing

3 Tune-ups.

General Comments:

Absolutely the best vehicle my family has ever owned. At 303,000 miles still only uses 1 quart of oil between oil changes. Drive it 120 miles everyday. Original engine and transmission-neither ever rebuilt. Ford should bring this vehicle back with two sliding doors and it would sell like nickle hamburgers! It is the most versatile vehicle I have ever owned!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th August, 2005

1993 Ford Aerostar 3.0 Litre from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1992
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Litre Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired15000 miles
Most recent distance200000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Excellent van, truck, car, very durable

Faults:

Distributor failed, shaft broken.

Oil pan leaks, rust.

Exhaust manifold gasket blew out.

Exhaust system leaks easily.

Air Conditioning failed.

Rear gate latch failed.

Ignition switch failed.

Driver seat worn terribly.

Sliding door runners excessively worn out.

Major under body rust.

General Comments:

Actually I love this van despite all of its faults. I was a mechanic and once liked to work on cars, but find this to be a difficult engine to work on. The exhaust manifold gasket will be a horror to change. I replaced the ignition switch and it is fine now. The rear gate latch failed and I repaired it, but it still has its problems. The rear gate shocks are very strong and dependable though. The back seat bench is very heavy for frequent removal. I use this beast like a truck and it does well as both a truck and a car. Extremely reliable though. All of its faults are normal wear and tear and it has been through a hard life and still goes strong. I like it so much I am loathe to part with it, yet working on it makes me miserable. What to do?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th June, 2005

14th Aug 2006, 18:58

I certainly agree with this review. Lots of room, reliable, but a real pain to repair, especially an all wheel drive with the four liter engine.

1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3.0 from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles
Previous carFord Aerostar

Summary:

Good other than transmission and rear view mirror

Faults:

1) on BOTH aerostar vans, the REAR view mirror has fallen off.

2) on BOTH aerostar vans 87 and 93 models the windshield wiper control messes up.

3) the 93 passenger seat has worn out far worse than the 87,cloth versus the fancy covering.

4) transmission on the 87 aerostar FAILED, so this time i change fluid often on the 93 to prevent.

5) digital instrumentation on 87 failed.

General Comments:

1) the paint job is holding up nicely

2) the tape deck messed up, but the radio still plays.

3) so far the engine is okay and still running.

4) the floor covering is easy to tear off.

5) in general the vans been nice, gas mileage could be better is think maybe 15mpg now, but the rear view mirror terrible along with wiper controller.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th May, 2005

8th Nov 2005, 05:34

How hard/expensive is it to get rear-view mirror adhesive from an autoparts store? At tome point in time, all glued-on mirrors fall off: The sun just deteriorates the glue after a while. If that's the worst problem you've had with Aerostar, I really don't see how you can complain. Try a Caravan with blowing head gaskets and failing transmissions. Spend $1500-$2K on repairs a year or $2.99 glue.

1993 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0 litre from North America

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0 litre Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired245000 miles
Most recent distance248000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

Dependable if maintained

Faults:

Both heater core leaks heater hoses difficult to replace front brakes wear out quickly.

General Comments:

Aerostar van needs the 4.0 l engine as smallest engine avaible hauls a lot of cargo Easy to work on execpt under the hood Parts are easy to find in the recycle yard. Good vehicle if maintained properly.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2005

1993 Ford Aerostar XLT 3.0L V6l from North America

Model year1993
Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 3.0L V6l Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired240000 miles
Most recent distance264000 miles
Previous carFord Taurus

Summary:

A good reliable vehicle if you keep up on the maintence!!

Faults:

Replacing heater hoses is very costly and difficult due to lack of space. The brakes wear and the rotors warps quickly. Everything is hard to work on under the hood. Replacing the engine is extremly difficult, it takes a lot of patience and can be costly, that is why so many end up in the recycling yard.

General Comments:

Parts can be found at the local recycle yard, many parts interchange between the different year models. Many engine parts interchange with other Ford products, such as the Tauraus, the engine brackets are different. The 3.0 L engine also comes in the Mazda truck. The starter listed for the Aerostar costs $20.00 more than the same starter listed for the Mazada, go figure! Also the same gasket set is cheaper for the Mazda!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th April, 2005

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 20 reviews