1989 Ford Tempo from North America
This is what Satan forces them to drive in Hell
Transmission went around 25,000 miles.
Fuel pump disconnected.
Gas gauge failed.
Hood latch release stuck open.
Belts constantly going out.
The car is made with poor quality interior materials. It is ugly with a capital "U".
A harsh and noisy ride is an understatement.
It requires towing assistance from AAA on average once every month or two.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th May, 2003
Hey guy, you do realize your car probaly has 130'000 miles on it, which makes all of those problems expected.
Even with 49,570 miles on them, the 1989 Ford Tempo is a garbage can on wheels. A waste of time and money which is what I invested in mine. Not to mention I paid $400 for the car. Boy did I get ripped off and I am livid with my Uncle who sold it to me. These cars are death traps and the engines are terrible!
I was surprised to read so many negative comments as my Tempo is the best thing on four wheels to me. It costs nothing to run and the parts are cheap to buy. I live in Canada and I have never had to plug my car in to get it to start in the middle of the winter. It has started right up even in -38 Celsius weather. However, the body is all rusted out and after 16 years of driving on roads that are salted in the winter, it is no wonder it is a rust bucket! The engine will probably run another 16 years. I will hate to give it up when it finally dies. When they say "Ford Tough" they really mean it!!!