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YAK Car Pic of the Day


In the current issue of Artvoice you can read about my test drive of the new Chevy Spark. Lest you think the Spark the first American-badged Korean-built mini car, check out this 1996 Ford Aspire, which is currently for sale in a Grand Island front yard. No, the Aspire wasn’t the first American-badged Korean-built mini car either. I’m just saying…

The Aspire was actually the replacement model for the Ford Festiva, which itself was in actuality, a Mazda121/Kia Pride in other parts of the world. Aspires were sold elsewhere as the Kia Avella, and also came in a betrunked sedan model. I could probably spend a whole week just trying to cover the Korea/Japan/U.S. minicar connection. But I won’t.

— Jim Corbran, You Auto Know…