Minivans have grown its popularity for many years. Until now, minivans are one of the sought-after automobiles because they are very versatile. Their versatility combines the attributes of a station wagon and an SUV. It is probably the minivans that led to the demise of the station wagon. And Chrysler Corporation has dominated the minivan category in the 80s leaving behind other car manufacturing companies like Ford. So by mid 1980s, Ford have decided to have a minivan of their own so they started designing minivans that can fully compete with the minivans of Chrysler. The Ford Aerostar was Ford's first attempt at building a minivan. The minivan was produced and sold by Ford from 1986 to 1997.
The Ford Aerostar was really designed to compete with Chrysler's minivans but Ford see to it that it wouldn't match the design of Chrysler's design. That is why unlike the pioneering Chrysler minivans, the Ford Aerostar was a rear wheel drive vehicle that made this vehicle more powerful and more capable of hauling and towing heavy loads. This compromised interior space though. Another thing sets the Ford Aerostar apart from any other minivans is its Ford Aerostar parts. It uses a modified pickup truck chassis integral to its unibody construction. And Ford Aerostar also uses truck parts, which only means that Ford Aerostar also offers the same strength, durability and reliability the Ford trucks offered.
When it was introduced in mid-1985 as a 1986 model, the Ford Aerostar came equipped with a 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine that produced 88 horsepower. But in the following years, it was enhanced; in 1990 it was changed to a 4.0-liter V6 coupled with a heavy-duty 4-speed automatic transmission. These Ford Aerostar parts provide the Aerostar the power to generate the kind of performance expected from them. That was just among the Ford Aerostar parts that contribute to this vehicle's overall package. Other Ford Aerostar parts like the flush-mounted headlamps, the dashboard which incorporates a driver's side airbags and a column-mounted gearshift are also excellent. Actually, these Ford Aerostar parts are the ultimate reasons why this vehicle is believed to perform at its best.