In all honesty, we have no idea what Ford was up to when they came up with this: the Aspire. Underneath, it’s actually a Kia. No, really. The entire thing is built by Kia, down to the body panels and the engine. Ford just took the Kia badge off and slapped their own on the grille. It’s a 1.3-liter shoebox on wheels, with no performance, practicality or reliability whatsoever. At the time, Kia was able to get away with it because it was so cheap, but it was inexcusable for a company such as Ford.
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