1989 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L 4 cylinder from North America
Old Blue keeps on chugging!
The muffler needed replaced at around 105,000 miles.
The catalytic converter went out at around 90,000 miles.
Alternator belt gets loose very often, especially in the winter, but its easy to adjust.
This tempo just will not quit! I love this little car. I've had it for over three years, and it's been the most dependable aspect of my life.
I love working on it, and I have learned so much just from taking care of this car.
With general maintenance and a little care, this car is built to last!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2005
28th Apr 2007, 15:18
Same thing with me, my ol' blue Tempo has 135,000 miles, never anything major wrong, easy to fix, great commuter car, gets 32mpg. The diode light went out in the radio is all, just a month ago.
Love this car. Stand-by for 18 years. Goes in the snow too.
1st Jan 2008, 13:17
I am the original writer of this thread, and I must say that I finally got rid of my Tempo. The frame rusted out and it became pretty unsafe, especially travelling alone late at night. Believe it or not, I actually was able to trade it in for 30% of the price I paid for it 6 years ago. After 18 years, this car is still chugging along!