Fords first minivan. First introduced in 1986, it was built on a truck platform shared with the F-150 and had rear wheel drive and a 6 cyl engine. In 1989 a longer wheel based model was offered, as was 4WD in 1990, and in 1992 the front end was restyled with composite headlights, a new grill, and a drivers side airbag.
The bodystyle remained the same from the day it was introduced until it was axed in '97. Though popular at first with soccer moms in the 80's, it's chunky ugly body style got out-dated in the 90's. Alot of Aerostars built after '94 went to fleet companies.
My Mother had a '92 Ford Aerostar in the 90's, and as crappy as it was, it was roomy, comfortable, and could smoke a 4 banger Dodge Caravan anyday with it's 6 cyl.