1996 Ford Aerostar 3 Dr XLT AWD Passenger Van Extended Review
Aerostar, The First — I have had 5 of these vans. Purchased the first one in 1985 when they were introduced. Had nothing but great experieces with this vehicle. First used as a family van and now I use them for a work van in my trade business. I have had two of the electornic all wheel drive versions and they preform super in the winter on ice and snow.
Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)
Pros: Large interior space, great visibility.
Cons: A little trucky, thats why the women did not like it.
Reviews From Other Years
Piece Of Junk!
this van was nothing like my previous areostar. the tranny went in 20km, leaked like a sieve, gas milage was poor, the wind blew it around the highway Read More
Over All A Reliable Vechicle
It has lots of power and room. It also handles well. not a bad vechicle. It is also rear wheel drive witch I perfer. Read More
Great To Get Around In
i really like our van. i learned to drive with it, and its lasted longer than any of my other cars. its a bit large, and un-gainly, but its definitely built Ford tough. I really wish they'd bring it b... Read More
Avoid At All Costs
this was the second car i've driven in my life. all around terrible vehicle. enough said Read More
Need To Bring It Back
Mine was definately fun to drive and had plenty of room loaded with 8 peopl and room for luggage. The A/C could have been better but with that many people you gonna generate some heat. Gas mileage w... Read More
It Was A Good First Vehicle
Well this was the best vehicle. It may sound bad but mine had the bed package and it was good for camping lol. i paid $400 for it. it was so much fun to drive. my father also owns one so it kind of ru... Read More
If I Could Get A Cheaply Priced, Rebuilt Or New Transmission I Would Start Driving This Van Again
If I am ever to own another Aerostar I want it to be this, the 4.0L extened AWD Eddie Bauer edition version. It is the best one there is, the AWD is excellent, the 4 captain chairs are incredibly c... Read More
Maintenance Access Terrible
Storage shed on wheels, fair highway economy 25+ mpg, very poor access to engine, definitely a step down from first Ford van that was a 1974 E300. Definitely not fun to drive. Purchase was a mistake. ... Read More
Good For The Price I Paid.
5th Aerostar in the family. This one's 23 years old but has no rust and just over 100,000 miles. First shorty 2wd. Thought it might be poor in the snow but drives well even with crappy all season tire... Read More
Great For Moving Large Items Because The 2nd And 3rd Row Seats Remove Quickly And Easily
The overall performance is pretty decent. It accelerates faster than the average mini van. It has Ford power, but since it is a mini van,you lose handling capabilities at higher speeds due to the wei... Read More