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1997 Ford Aspire Hatchback

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Ford Aspire Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 1.3 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 63 hp @ 5000 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 29/38 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1997 Ford Aspire

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Fuel efficient, reliable transportation with a three year warranty for less than most three year old used cars.

  • Cons

    The 1.3-liter engine is despairingly weak; this isn't the car to buy if your daily commute involves climbing many hills.

  • What's New for 1997

    This Kia-built entry-level Ford gets a higher final drive ratio on models equipped with an automatic transmission. New wheel covers, paint choices and interior trim are the only other changes.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (6 total reviews)  |  Write a Review


Very reliable, great little car

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire

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 miles!!




Alright car

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire

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 change.




Great and fun to drive

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire

ITS FUN TO DRIVE, IT MAKE YOU SEEM LIKE YOU GOING FASTER THAN YOU REALLY ARE. AND ITS CUTE!




The spec is great

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire

this car is the greatest for gas mileage




Inexpensive, reliable fun!!!

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire

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.




Beats competition

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Vehicle: 1996 Ford Aspire

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.



Full 1997 Ford Aspire Review

What's New for 1997

This Kia-built entry-level Ford gets a higher final drive ratio on models equipped with an automatic transmission. New wheel covers, paint choices and interior trim are the only other changes.

Talk About The 1997 Aspire

Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 29
  • cty
/
  • 38
  • highway
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