1994 Ford Aspire Reviews - Page 9 of 9

1994 Ford Aspire from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission  
Performance marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10

Faults:

Too weak to go up a big hill when the car is fully loaded.

General Comments:

I would only recommend this car only if the driver doesn't live in an area where there are many steep roads. I rented the Aspire one time and had to drop my friend off his house, where it's up on this big hill. Driving the car towards the hill at 45mph and it quickly decelerates to 15mph when going up hill. Pushing the gas pedal excessively and downshifting to the 2nd gear makes no progress.

Overall assessment: Don't drive this car unless you live in a city that's flat.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 16th August, 1999

1994 Ford Aspire SE 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10

Faults:

Well the rear bearings went out. Thats about it so far.

General Comments:

Well the car has 63,256 miles on it and it has been a really good car so far. Ford has been really rude - I took it in for service last time and they acted like I was nothing. I heard one of the guys say "Oh no not one of those". Then the guy that was doing the paperwork called it the "Expire" and laughed like it was a joke. I thought that was extremely rude. But I have and SE model that was dropped after 95", It's a nicer Aspire with a tachometer and a rear spoiler. I should have known Kia made it cause none of Fords cars are as reliable as this one..

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

Review Date: 31st July, 1999

14th Dec 2000, 08:48

My 94 Aspire SE has 94,000 miles.

At 87,000 after a trip from TX to Canada, it was fine until I took it in for a new timing belt at Ward's Auto in Waco. They finally found a ring had broken and pierced the piston.

I replaced the spark plug wires, cap and rotor, filters, and it is great. It gets over 40 mpg.

It is a 5 speed with cruise, alloy wheels, A/C, spoiler, rear wiper/def, and ABS.

I hope it becomes a collector's car. Any ideas about that? BTW the Ford dealers treated me the same way.

16th Dec 2000, 04:31

Does anyone know how many 1994 Aspire SE's were imported?

1994 Ford Aspire Base 1.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.3
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10

Faults:

Well the front suspension had some problems at 6000 miles but Ford fixed it, the car has 165,000 miles and that all that's happened.

General Comments:

This car is really great, never any problem so far, it could use some more power. It's too bad Ford quit making it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st July, 1999

3rd Jul 2006, 01:16

I agree with you 100% because I don't know why Ford stopped making the Aspire. I owned a 1995 Aspire and never had a problem with it the five years I owned it. It was a great commuter car and very cheap to own and operate. The car is actually made by Kia and I was impressed by its quality and performance. Ford should have continued with this small line especially today with gas prices what they are.

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