1994 Ford Aspire Reviews - Page 7 of 9

1994 Ford Aspire SE Sport 1.6L from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.6L Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired45000 kilometres
Most recent distance110000 kilometres
Previous carPlymouth Reliant

Summary:

What a cute little car!

Faults:

Shifter rough.

Fog lamps leak.

Door locks binding up.

General Comments:

This is a great little car with some minor nuisances.

The locks were fixed under warranty with an updated lock knob bezel.

Also the shifter was repaired.

I get great gas mileage and this car has never failed to start and get me to work and back.

I have the SE Sport model, 1.3L 5 speed (don't buy an automatic, it saps what little power this car has), also no power steering (same reason), air conditioning, 4 wheel ABS brakes, and sport spoiler package.

Interior trim and gauges.

Don't expect a Ferrari and you'll love this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th January, 2001

1994 Ford Aspire SE 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.2 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance134889 miles
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

1-800 Dent Wizard..... you'll need it

Faults:

Well, there have been a few things here and there. Nothing major though, the car has always run even when it was having problems.

General Comments:

This car is great except for the fact that you can dent the car just by tapping it. I work at a grocery store and I swear those carts have about beaten this poor car to death on the passenger side. I'm planning to go to the paintless repair shop this year and have them all fixed because it is becoming an eyesore.

I've thought about getting another Aspire but they are no longer in production.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 28th September, 2000

1994 Ford Aspire 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired2 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carFord Festiva

Summary:

Great car, excellent economy vehicle!

Faults:

Nothing really, I had a rear bearing go bad but that's it.

General Comments:

I only wrote this because I saw a review that someone wrote on the Aspire on here and it was really bad, all I can say is that this has been one of the best cars I have ever had, it has always started for me and ran great, my engine has a heap of miles on it and it still runs great, smooth, burns no oil and has good pick up.

All I can think of is that this other person dogged there Aspire out or something because mine has always been great to me.

Plus my Festiva which I still have with 220,000 miles is also still running as strong as ever.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th September, 2000

1994 Ford Aspire 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired6200 miles
Most recent distance89428 miles
Previous carNissan Sentra

Summary:

Very dependable

Faults:

Nothing that I can think of right this second, I know that when I first got it a front shock broke or became twisted or something, but that was my brother's fault for going over a railroad track at 75 mph.

General Comments:

Great little car, not much power, even less with the A/C on.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th September, 2000

1994 Ford Aspire 3 door hatchback 1.3L 4 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3L 4 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired56000 miles
Most recent distance57500 miles

Summary:

A reliable, fun, inexpensive car

General Comments:

I love my Aspire. It's attractive, reliable, fun & easy to drive, comfortable (for a compact car), and inexpensive to own.

With gas prices as high as they have been it only costs me around $11 or $12 to fill up the 10 gallon tank on my Aspire with 93 octane gasoline.

I would recommend this car for anyone who enjoys small cars and wouldn't mind saving some cash.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2000

13th Apr 2007, 00:21

You don't need to put 93 octane. I own an Aspire. they take 87. double check owner's manual if you don't believe, but the higher octane can damage the cylinders.

13th Apr 2007, 09:19

What a time capsule. Today, that same Aspire would cost $33 to fill up on regular (gas is $3.30/gallon around here). Can't fathom why these SUV owners simply turn over their paychecks to the gas attendant.

Still a great car, but not as fun to drive as the Festiva it replaced.

1994 Ford Aspire 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.3 Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired102 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles

Summary:

All I can say is that it's a reliable car

Faults:

Nothing major, oil leak, brakes, muffler.

General Comments:

Car made really cheap. Keys break off every other month, hubcaps are faded out, airbag covers are coming apart.

Another thing, this car is SLOW. All I can say is that it's a reliable car, it has never let me down or given me any reason to make me think that it will. If they would have put a little more thought into this car it could have been really nice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 7th July, 2000

Average review marks: 6.9 / 10, based on 40 reviews