1996 Ford Aerostar Consumer Review: 200,000 and still going

1996 Ford Aerostar - Consumer Review

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XLT Passenger Minivan (4.0L V6 AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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200,000 and still going
By Aero lover on


1996 Ford Aerostar XLT 3dr Ext Minivan AWD


This is my second Aerostar, and I've had it for 10 years and 182,000 miles. Counting my first one, I've been driving Aerostars for 18 years. Even though this one now has 200,000 miles, last month I packed the family in it and took a 1,500 mile round trip, much of which was in national forests in northern Wisconsin and the Michigan U.P. where cell phone signals do not exist, so I still trust it. At 165,000 miles, my 4.0 V6 dropped a valve so I had a Jasper re-man installed and have been very happy with it, too. Now that this Aero has 200,000 miles, I sometimes kick myself for selling the first one when it had "only" 110,000 miles. Dang.

Best Features

Easy to pack with lots of luggage and people. More like a truck than other mini-vans so a man can drive one and still feel like a man.

Worst Features

Like others have said, Ford should come out with a new model of Aerostar.
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