1996 Ford Aspire from North America
This car is good for people who only want to use it to get around town, and have no car seat kids.
The brakes started to go bad at 51,000 miles.
At 53,000 miles the transmition is going out.
My muffler is also in need of replacing at 53,000 miles.
This car has good gas mileage.
It is reliable, and I have taken it on several long freeway trips.
It has no power, especially when excelerating. I have to floor it to get up to speed when pulling out of my driveway.
I have a child now, and it is very difficult taking the infant seat in and out of the back seat.
The front seats are comfortable, but the back seats lack leg room. Three people in the back seat are squished.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 29th May, 2002
21st Jan 2006, 20:30
As an owner of a 4-door 1996 Aspire, I can attest to the fact that the rear seats are NOT designed for 3 people! Exceeding the design capacity in ANY vehicle will result in people being "squished", and is not the fault of the car.
17th Mar 2006, 17:46
Yea if you look in the manual it says sits four that's why there isn't a fifth seat belt in the back.
18th Mar 2006, 11:19
The Aspire was the model to replace the wonderful Festiva, a small car, so it shouldn't surprise anyone that the Aspire is designed to only seat four. My old Festiva could fit four, but it was really designed as a two passenger commuter car.