1996 Ford Aspire Base 1.3 SOHC from North America
Overall, I love this car, and I think it is very underrated
Nothing has gone wrong with the car.
I buy only new parts, and only get the top of the line replacement parts.
Maintenance on time regularly.
My ceramic pads and slotted rotors lasted 4 years on my old Aspire, and when I replaced them, they were only half worn.
I think many people don't know how to drive, and ride their brakes too much.
Overall, this car is fun.
I have an intake and a cat-back 1.75" exhaust.
Slotted rotors with ceramic pads.
This car stock does 110mph, and can maintain this speed around gentle corners.
It handles very well. I race V8s and Hondas, and out-handle them.
It is slow with acceleration, but it is definitely not a slow car. Once you get it up to speed, it stays there and handles well.
In the upper RPM band, it is high revving, and has good top end.
I drove this car to Montana from Seattle in fifth gear, red lined the whole 350 miles each way, and all the cars could not keep pace with me.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th February, 2012