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.
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