It’s unlikely that any 7-passenger minivan is going to be theNice Price or Crack Pipe XLT sports a long back end and four-wheel drive. Could those enticements make its price a star too?
This past Tuesday was election day here in the States, an important event since there’s little in life more powerful than one’s ability to vote. Possibly coming in a close second in terms of power prospects was yesterday’s 1999 Chevy Corvette Coupé. That car rocked a built and turbo-imbued V8 that was claimed good for 650 horsepower off
I have an important question for you. It’s not a hard one—after all,
The question is thiswhat’s your favorite van?
See, easy. Or maybe not. Some people may
Well, if you’re having trouble formalizing your opinion please 1997 Ford Aerostar XLT AWD not only looks to be a well-kept family hauler, but it’s representative of a pretty unique vehicle in Ford’s long pantheon of products.
The Aerostar was so named because with a coefficient of drag of just
When Ford was designing the model,
Both of those small trucks were body-on-frame, however, and Ford felt that form factor would limit available interior space so in the Aerostar
Now, that’s not to say that the Aerostar’s design was stagnant over that time. It did receive tweaks now and again
On the flip side, this is an old school van. It lacks things like USB plugs at every seat or even a fancy built-in vacuum like some of
The engine here is Ford’s 160 horsepower 4.0 V6, and that has an interesting backstory as well. This was the largest displacement edition of Ford’s European-sourced pushrod V6, and though built in Cologne, Germany, it was only ever officially used in the American Aerostar, Ranger, and Explorer as well as the latter’
Full-time AWD is made possible by a Dana transfer case and electrically-controlled center diff. Everything here is said to work as it should. The van also looks pretty nice, with decent white paint outside and a blue cloth interior. For something that is claimed to have been a family hauler, the seating surfaces and carpet are amazingly clean and seem to evidence
There are a few signs of age and use here. The paint on the sliding door handle is wearing off, and there are different wheels on the van front and rear. That odd presentation is somewhat offset by the van rocking white stripe tires, which are fancy. The seller also notes a couple of body blemishes, but I think you’d be hard-pressed to notice them if you weren’t seeking them out.
Overall this looks like a solid family car for one of those big families that you see at the grocery store or in a
Obviously coming out to so sweet a ride as this old Aerostar would cheer up anybody, and we’re about to decide if buying it would be an equally cheery proposition. The asking price is $3,900 and it should be noted that for that price it comes with its service records and a clear title. That’s a lot to love, but you now need to decide just how much of that love the price will get.
What do you think, is this extended and AWD Van worth that $3,900 price? Or, for that much, does this Aerostar blow it?
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