Great van to own and drive around the place. Very comfortable to sit in the driver's seat. Only problem is with the ignition switch that has problems with the ears where you have to line it up just right to get the key in to start the vehicle. 3.0 engine has an excellent track record, which makes this a much better and reliable van than the sorry 3.8 liter V6 that Ford put out for the Windstar. That Windstar was a failure and disgrace to the FORD name. Ford should bring Aerostar back with a few improvements. The best thing about it is: you guessed it "REAR WHEEL DRIVE" -- that is music to the ears of mechanics and people like me that are not big fans of front wheel drive! GREAT VEHICLE!
Good radio. trouble free transmission, nicely laid out dash, roof rack, easy to change battery, comfortable seats, great handling, plenty of room, fold down read seats makes it easy to carry lots of things without taking out the seats, good paint characteristics, easy to wax.
Ford's design of the seals for the air conditioning needs improvements. GM and Chrysler have them beat on the reliability of air conditioning. Problems with the brakes -- you have to get FORD brake pads to get trouble free service. Flimsy design of power window switches. More lighting for interior of van.