I bought my 1994 Ford Aspire new and have driven it for 15 years now. Had to have a distributor replaced and rear wheel bearings. Other than that, nothing but maintenance. It has been a great car. MPG of over 36 (still). Have 120K miles on it. I want to get it painted for the next 60K. A great go to work car.
by Randy D. Gray on Feb 5, 2009 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Aspire
Purchased this vehicle with 162,000 miles on it and figured if I got 40,000 miles more I had made a great deal. It now has 320,000 miles on it and the only things that I have had to replace are the front calipers/rotors/ and brake pads. It currently gets 48- 50 mpg when driving at 55 mph and 43- 45 mpg when driving at 70 mph. With fuel prices at what they are now, it saves me lots of money each week versus my other vehicle which is a Ford F-150. I can't say enough about the Aspire because it seems to run stronger each year I drive it, I have never been stranded and for the first 6 years I owned it, I drove 1000 miles per week. Now I drive it only 350 miles per week. A great Ford product.
by Susan Potter on Apr 2, 2007 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Aspire
Aspire, the most reliable vehicle I've ever owned. It still continues to run fine and quiet at 210,000 miles, same engine. In the past 13 years, it's only left me stranded twice: clutch (when my son was a teenager)and when a complete tune-up was needed. The vehicle has just needed regular maintenance/repair via normal wear/tear. This car has been so wonderful to me and thus, I'll continue to repair whatever is needed so it can continue to Aspire and never Expire.
by Andrikos on Sep 17, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Aspire
Well, I've been driving it since it
had 30k miles on it. Now it has 92k
and has NEVER had any problems. Starts
EVERY single time and does 40mpg to
boot. Nothing better for a "beater" to
drive to work.
I'm looking to buy a used Mercedes and
I cringe at the prospect of
I guess the "little red car" has
spoiled me rotten...
My parents didn't know how to drive a 5
speed so the car sat in their yard for a
year. It was mine for the cost of
safetying. Since then I've spent on
nothing but upkeep. I love the car for
the city, but I find performance on the
highway lacking. I've had no problem
with rust or major repairs and I live on
the ocean in the 'snow belt'. I've
driven more than 450kms on one tank
(about 15kms/L or 60m/G). It costs more
for a metro bus pass than it does to run
my little Putt-Putt Grasshopper Puddle
Jumper for a month. My friends tease me
but they say, 'the more nicknames you
have for something, the more you must
like it'. I love it.
by Breanna on Mar 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1994 Ford Aspire
I have owned this car for almost 4
years. I have had problems with the
following: does not like to start in
the rain, change plugs and wires
yearly, passenger side door & hatch
leaks in the car wash, front bushings
(very expensive part), and the gas tank
and related items. I think it’s a good
car if you can get scrap parts, as new
parts are VERY expensive . I bought the
car with 90,000 KM in the year 2000 and
it has 145,000 KM now, it has cost me
about $70 CND a month to maintain over
the 43 months I have owned it. Good
cheap transportation if you don’t have
far to drive.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.