1998 Ford Aspire Review

1998 Ford Aspire from North America

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance100000 miles


Good bang for the buck. Not gas friendly. Tiny car impresses for cheap price tag


Went out: A/C, power steering, windows not rolling up completely / not sealing.

If you're seeking a luxury, full options, great gas mileage, or reliable - better look elsewhere.

General Comments:

I purchased a Ford Aspire new in the late 1990s for use as a commuter car and then as a cheap college car. The Aspire was totaled. Now I am long term renting a Ford Aspire. Owned: 2 door, manual. Rent: 4 door, automatic.

If it's well cared for, this car is good bang for the buck. It actually rides smoother at highway speeds than around town. 4 adults can fit comfortably and a few of their belongings - which is more than can be said for the MINI. It's also easy to handle and with a great turning radius.

If you're seeking a cheap car and live in an urban, condensed area - where other small cars are the norm - this is a good car to buy.

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

Review Date: 7th July, 2005

10th Jul 2005, 14:44

The Aspire was only in production from 1994-1997 there was never a 1998 Aspire and I should know because I was selling the little slugs.

20th Sep 2007, 16:43

You're right. They don't make aspires any more after 1997 period. You're smart to know a little of everything about the cars like I did.

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 1 review