1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3 Liter from North America
Great little car for the money, and easy to work on
Alternator went out at 199,000, which was a factor and a common problem with the car, so after replacing the pig tail and alternator, no issues.
The car has a straight body with no rust. The rear bumper cover is cracked and needs to be replaced, but I'm in no hurry.
Replaced the muffler at 200,000.
Had the oil pan sealed (it was leaking). Did that at 200,000.
Most expensive fix was the rack and pinion went out, and that was a 500$ fix.
Interior is real clean. In the process of replacing the head liner.
A/C works great.
Had to replace a lot of vacuum lines due to age (brittle and cracked), but hey it's a 23 year old car so that's to be expected.
This is a great little car for the money. Very dependable ride (well for me), but you have to keep it maintained; don't let little problems go neglected.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 21st November, 2013