by Erikvi on Feb 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 4dr Hatchback
Incredeable interior space. When you
take out the back seats (remove 4
bolts) you can use it as a mini-mini
van. Gas mileage is a little
disappointing. Fun to drive. Very
comfortable seats. Lots of leg room (I
am 6ft-2". I can stretch my legs.
Hardly any trouble after 155,000
by Bade on Feb 11, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 2dr Hatchback
I don't think it is the greatest car,
but I do prefer it over some others.
The size is what gets me...it is a
little to small sometimes, other huge
cars like Dodge Ram pickups tower over
me, but then it is normal size against
other cars. Not as fast as I hoped, but
since I have bought it I have never had
to do any special work on it other than
the usual oil change, and filter
by AspireChick on Apr 5, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 2dr Hatchback
One review of the Aspire summed it up
as BULLETPROOF. I concur with that. My
car has 116,000 miles on it and I have
done NOTHING to it, other then change
oil & filter, and air filter. NOTHING
else has been touched. While the 63
ponies under the hood my not break your
neck accelerating, it does however
manage to get you around decently.
by inimcus on Apr 1, 2002 Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire 2dr Hatchback
The Ford Aspire has higher build quality and performance than competing models in this catagory. While the design of the car's interior and exterior is not awe inspiring or complex, it's design is a direct result of functionality. The exterior shape gives ample head room for the average person. The simply sculpted interior is made of durable plastics. This vehicle also has enough pick-up to not leave you behind in city traffic or even the Appalachian Mountian highways. If ou are looking for a inexpensive, reliable, fun to drive car, this may be for you.
For the past 12 years I have used economy cars to commute 40 miles each way to work. I had 2 used colts and then in 1996 I bought a new 1995 aspire. It was the last on the lot and with a $600 rebate...
The Aspire shifting thing is something you should be HAPPY for. These 3-speed automatics in the Aspire, Festiva, and Metros are built tough for a reason...durability under load. The 50-70 horsepower...
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