Jack of all trades
By Wayne Canant on
1993 Ford Aerostar XL 3dr Minivan
Aerostar XL 4.0 with front & rear ac. Purchased with 125000 miles, wrecked with 259,790. Excellent foot room driver/passengers. Rapid rear and middle bench seat removal for hauling cargo. Battery, pass headlignt, tail lightbulbs, air/oil/trans/fuel filters easy to change. Filler neck for fuel is beside drivers door,(excellent location for security) Fuel mileage 23mpg at sustained 70mph Fuel mileage 16mpg in town stop n go. Excellent acceleration at all speeds. Excellent load capacity. Minor points of iritation; Alternator is right below oil filler neck. Have to guard aginst drips. Driver side headlight bulb requires tools time and care in changing. Ignition switchproblem
Being a rear wheel drive, makes the weight distribution front to rear with smaller turning radius justification enough. However, opening the driver door and simply sliding the right, into the seat did away with back and sprained ankle pain I suffered in other vehicle designs.
Aerostar mini van no longer in production. Bring it back.