1986 Ford Tempo GL Sport 2.3 HSO from North America
The car that would not die
It rusted very badly, but that is really more a function of being driven in Upstate New York for 3 years.
Initially it had severe idling speed problems. Unfortunately the car was then in Germany and German Ford dealers were unable to fix it. Once the car was returned to the USA, the Ford dealer in Syracuse NY did the right thing and completely replaced the central fuel injection system which solved the problem.
Don't have air conditioning installed aftermarket if you can help it.
Very easy to work on.
It just would not die, even though its body completely rusted away. It finally was destroyed by a collision with a Chevy SUV.
When it was new, before it began to rust (after 6 years) we thought it was beautiful. It was very sad to have to total it after the accident.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 12th March, 2004