Company car, beat hard, held up great
#4 spark plug keeps fouling out at 200,000 miles. Replace it every 5,000 miles, and it just keeps going.
Rockers panels are starting to rust through.
Front wheel bearing went out at 210,000 miles.
Transmission failed at 240,000 miles; just last month.
It is now in the junk yard, but what a great Aerostar.
Bought this for a company car. It has been up to the AFT trade show in Fargo, ND about 24 times and in in blizzard conditions. The AWD drive saved my life a couple times for sure on those trips. Have hauled heavy loads to trade shows regularly for years with this thing, and it just kept going strong until the last 3 years.
Unlike my previous Chevy Astro van, this Aerostar never had any broken door handles, or window switches, or windshield wiper motor failures.. not ever. Pretty solid vehicle overall. Good transmission, good engine. Great brakes. Excellent cruise control.
The only thing I didn't like about it was the small diameter wheels. And the rust.
Ford builds some incredibly reliable stuff, that can take abuse for years.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th July, 2010