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.