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A minivan produced by Ford from 1985-1997.

History

The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Ford Aerostar page on 13 January 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

The Ford Aerostar is a minivan that was manufactured and marketed by Ford for the 1986 to 1997 model years in the United States and Canada; a limited number were exported outside North America. The Aerostar was produced in both passenger and cargo van bodies in two body lengths and it was available with both rear-wheel drive and all-wheel drive powertrains.

For the 1995 model year, the passenger version was replaced by the Windstar; Ford sold both minivans until the Aerostar was discontinued after the 1997 model year. The role of the cargo version has been most directly replaced by the Transit Connect, sold since 2010.

Introduced shortly before the Ford Taurus, the name of the Aerostar was inspired by its distinctive slope-nosed design; in spite of being over six feet tall, its body had a drag coefficient of Cd=0.37, making it one of the most aerodynamically sleek vehicles sold by Ford at the time of its introduction. During most of its twelve-year production run, the Aerostar was marketed as part of the Ford light-truck model line.

A total of 2,029,577 Aerostars were produced from 1985 to 1997. All production was sourced from the St. Louis Assembly Plant in Hazelwood, Missouri; this facility was closed in 2006.


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Ford Aerostar Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Shamrock Plaza Cruise Night:  June 19, 2008
McHenry, Illinois
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Ford Aerostar Photo ©2008 Bill Crittenden
Shamrock Plaza Cruise Night:  June 19, 2008
McHenry, Illinois
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NSSL Chase Vehicle Installing a surface meteorological measurement tower in Arizona.
Image ID: nssl0151, NOAA's National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL) Collection
Credit: NOAA Photo Library, NOAA Central Library; OAR/ERL/National Severe Storms Laboratory (NSSL)
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Documents

DateDocument Name & DetailsDocuments
July 2004Calspan On-Site Child Safety Seat Crash Investigation
Vehicle: 1989 Ford Aerostar
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 510KB - 17 pages
classified date 1991Calspan On-Site Air Bag Deployment Investigation
Fleet - 1992 Ford Aerostar XL Minivan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

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- 21.9MB - 148 pages
classified date 1992Calspan On-Site Vehicle Defect Investigation
1992 Ford Aerostar XL Minivan
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration

PDF
- 54.6MB - 89 pages


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
4 January 2013Remanufactured Ford Aerostar Engines Now Sold Online at RemanufactuedEnginesforSale.comRemanufactuedEnginesforSale.com




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