I purchased this vehicle used with 93000 miles on it, considering the good fortune and many miles (135000) I got with my 1990 Aerostar decided I would take a chance on a newer used one.
It took me a few months to iron out all the bugs. The one major problem was it was overheating. After several radiator flushes and thermostat replacement, I found that the former owner had placed a large piece of cardboard behind the AC condenser in front of the radiator. Removed the cardboard and resolved the overheating problem. Then I found several sensors had failed, (probably due to overheating problem) after replacing the sensors the van ran like new. I got excellant gas mileage, and great performance. But for some reason I bought a new 2003 minivan and sold the Aerostar. I now regret selling it. Best used car I ever bought. Considering the problems with it resulted from prior owner's stupidity and not any mechanical faults with the vehicle.
I'm sure the new owners are very satisfied with it now.
Great fuel economy
Easy to maintain
Very roomy, lot a cargo space.
I wish Ford didn't stop making this vehicle, I'd buy a new one without hesitation.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th May, 2003