The Minivan Free For All

Denver auto dealer Jack Terhar Jr. can hardly wait until early next year to get the snazzy new Ford Windstar minivans into his showroom. Right now, Chrysler Corp. minivans outsell Ford Motor Co.'s aging Aerostars 8 to 1 in Terhar's area. Terhar hopes the roomy, front-wheel-drive Windstar, derived from Ford's best-selling Taurus sedan, will finally put Ford dealers in the running in one of the industry's most profitable market segments. "It's critical to us," says Terhar.

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