1994 Ford Aspire 1.5L from North America
Comfortable, reliable ride; Ford did something right!
This car was originally a Nevada car and was brought to Canada just prior to me purchasing it. Only think done to it was a new battery.
Fuel gauge hasn't worked since I bought the car. I know that the odometer can go 500+kms before I fill up.
Spent $1000 just over a year ago on a complete check up and tuning. Replaced all the brakes, new alternator, tires rotated etc.
Four months later the entire fuel system had to be replaced. New fuel pump, lines, tank. Spent another $1000 on it.
The paint is peeling badly on the bumpers.
Apart from general maintenance, this car leaks no oil and if you have the money and keep up with it, the car won't let you down.
The most common complaint is that this car is underpowered. I don't think it is, I find it has great pick up rides comfortably at 100km+.
Gas mileage is incredible, I average well over 40mpg.
The car is comfortable and impressively modern for one that is 13 years old. The seats are comfortable, the upholstery is still in tact and the ride is very smooth. If you drop the back seats you have a lot of cargo space (I'm a musician so this is great!).
The car handles and corners well, I find it amusing that the car is so high and the clearance in the wheel wells is so large, I was planning on lowering the car.
I'm only going to get rid of the car because the transmission is beginning to give me a headache.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd August, 2007