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Old 04-15-19, 10:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mmarshall View Post
People often had to learn, the hard way, that these (and similar vehicles) were NOT sports cars. The center of gravity on early minivans was nothing to fool with....and, remember, this was before the days of traction control, stability systems, and roll-control systems. I once watched a 16-year-old kid, right in front of me, flip an Aerostar over on its roof, on the service-road coming off the main road by my condo development. I rushed over to help him get out (fortunately, there was no fire, and the doors hadn't jammed from the warping). I didn't have a portable phone in those days, and someone else called 911...the police and fire were there in a couple of minutes.

(I'm sure you had better sense than that, even as a teen-ager...you don't strike me as a reckless driver)
Literally NO ONE had to learn the “hard way” that a minivan is not a sports car. Your personal anecdote is about an inexperienced driver not understanding the limits of his car—minivan, station wagon, sedan or whatever. Would be no different today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
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Old 04-15-19, 10:05 PM
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Originally Posted by tex2670 View Post
Literally NO ONE had to learn the “hard way” that a minivan is not a sports car. Your personal anecdote is about an inexperienced driver not understanding the limits of his car—minivan, station wagon, sedan or whatever. Would be no different today. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Too many people did learn the hard way that you cannot toss high-center-of-gravity vehicles around like Miata's. That is not my opinion (or an anecdote)....that is simply a fact.
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Old 04-16-19, 03:36 PM
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We had a 1987 Aerostar when I was a kid. Man was it a POS.

Lol, no "electronic" 4WD?
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Old 04-16-19, 03:43 PM
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Lol, no "electronic" 4WD?
The electronic AWD option was added for the 1990 model year, four years after the vehicle's first introduction.
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Old 04-16-19, 05:28 PM
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The electronic AWD option was added for the 1990 model year, four years after the vehicle's first introduction.
Whoops, I need to get my Aerostar knowledge updated.

Yeah by then there weren't the recessed headlight bulbs.

Gorgeous vans.

(as you can tell this whole post is pretty sarcastic)
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Old 04-17-19, 08:44 AM
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Lol, no "electronic" 4WD?
Nope! Only RWD.

It did have some cool Stuff like trio computer, neat digital gauges, rear climate and radio controls for the age.
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Old 04-21-19, 05:16 PM
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Looks like I will in fact get it fixed. At some point today somebody hit the back of the Pacifica while it was parked. Got it washed yesterday and it was fine then.

While its in the shop for this may as well have the hood fixed also.

Might see if in concert with the insurance payout we could trade it in for something else and come out even



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