1993 Ford Aerostar Gasoline from North America
Great van, but needs rear door re-engineered!
The van runs great with the 138,000 miles on it. The biggest problem I have is the rear door. The rear door had badly worn shocks on it, which makes it very heavy and difficult to lift (but the door shut and operates perfectly). The hinges seem to be in good condition as well. I replaced the shocks with new shocks from the local parts store, now the bottom of the door hits the jamb (bottom of jamb) and the latch. I took the shocks back to the parts store, employee said he had never seen anything like this before. I then went to the local wrecking yard to look at and purchase Ford rear door shocks for my van. The very same thing happened again, the wrecking yard crew had never seen anything like this before either. They had a yard van (for carrying junk and parts) they used and had continously left the rear door open as they drove rather roughly through the wrecking yard, you guessed it, not a problem ever, opens and shuts perfectly every time. If you read this and have any thoughts or comments please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org I'm at the end of my rope here and nobody around has ever seen or heard of this problem before. Thanks for your help in advance.
I love the van except for the rear door!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2002
3rd Feb 2009, 13:07
I'm with you on that mini van; great, reliable, but my rear door will not stay up. I use a 3ft long piece of pipe,to wedge door up, and yeah it's heavy, my sliding door locked itself shut first time I slammed it, will not open with pry bar. Oh well, I sit in front and my kid don't mind, it's at 281,789 miles. Starts as if brand new,.
8th Jan 2010, 13:12
Before ours died at 340000 miles, the rear door was a hassle.
But it is a great minivan. If I don't buy that Crown Vic Interceptor when my Taurus dies, I might buy another one of these LOL.
I'm 16 and I love minivans - imagine that!!!