1) Buying Experience- I bought the car on FEB 2016, with a hefty discount for tuxedo black. The experience was good from Kaikan Ford Kolkata, They kept me informed also guided me to buy extended warranty which was found helpful in a later stage. Car was delivered in pristine condition. I fully accessorized the car.
2) Driving Experience- I am a gentle driver and like to amble around the city without hard pedalling. I found the steering light and precise, responding to inputs very well, Clutch is modestly light, gear shifts are buttery smooth, I just love it. But occasionally while reversing it although seldom makes a screeching noise. My car is 4 cylinder,s 2016 model, the 2nd gear performance could have been bettered, many times I have to re crank the engine. Pick up is very good for me as I do not speed enthusiast, the power delivery is linear, and improved in in 3 rd gear. Mileage on an average 91kms every day with 25Kms in start-stop traffic it is giving around 11.5 on an average. This car is very well suited for a long cruise, and I have made occasional cruises, the 2016 model has 14-inch tyre so need to be cautious not to bump it on very deep potholes. I am not comfortable driving at very high speed but would like to state that the engine performs decently with not extremely loud noise at speed 125 KMPH. It also negates road noises to my comfort but at very high speeds like above 115, you will hear road frictions. The car is very comfortable during the drive and for rear passengers, its a boon, my parents never complained about any discomfort while in the car. AC is superb with climate control. The beige colour tends to get dirty though and needs constant cleaning. My car is titanium plus so in this price range it is the best offer for me. HUD was changed due to some sort of malfunction and was promptly changed by ford.
Issues faced mostly is sometimes unresponsive power window switch. the switch is very clumsy.
3) Looks- I find Aspire stunning and I just was in love with the black colour. It is my black panther on prawl .:). Build quality is decent. The paint quality of ford is really commendable, still, after two years it is shiny and beautiful, yes I maintain it awesomely. Music Panels and speakers are to my comfort
4)Service- Chetla service centre guys are polite and decent but needs to listen to customers, my power window switch issue is still not resolved and i faced it since the third year of my warranty, beware lack every other service centre they make much fuss about minor issues in the car, don't fall for that, the car is well built and seldom develops any serious issues.
Pros: Looks, Smooth Driving Experience (Petrol), AC, Ride quality, Seats, Gear Shifts,
Cons: Fuel Efficiency needs improvement, Light car never felt it very sporty, but performs well for the daily commute.
Again I am a gentle driver and comfort-oriented, I found this car very comfortable to drive and seat, with features that improve upon it.