1985 Ford Tempo 2.0 diesel from North America
Economical and reliable ride
The basic Mazda engine has been extremely reliable, with virtually no problems.
The starter (a ford Product) has failed frequently.
The car can be difficult to start in cold weather (Alaska) due to no fuel lift pump, and a fuel filter that sometimes leaks air and causes system to lose its prime.
I own four of these cars, and many spare parts and would like to find one with a good body and low miles, but am interested in any.
I have consistently got over 40 MPG highway with any of these cars.
The car is a Ford Tempo, and so is small and has poor handling and is not very comfortable, but it is very cheap to run.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st November, 2007