This car does not accelerate extremely fast, but it is also not the slowest.
The braking seems good so far.
The seats are set funny, too high I think.
Two words, Blind Spots!!!
My rear window defroster works! My blower does not, heater works, a/c does not, thank God for manual windows, some of the glow lights on the a/c panel do not work, where are the cup holders?
The interior lights come on when I open all the doors except one, rear left side.
I still have my exhaust, and it does not have some kind of smoke coming out of it.
The engine seems to run well and be in good condition except for the erratic idling.
My paint looks like maroon primer, people keep asking me what color I'm going to paint it.
My bumpers are all cracked and pieces are missing.
My doors do not always want to open from the inside, you just have to kind of pull and then pull again.
My headlights are way too dim, even on brights, and yes, I do drive with brights on, and no one flashes me.
The guy I bought it from ($500 if you are interested) said cruise control worked when he drove from Arkansas, but it doesn't now.
The ride in this car is not incredibly horrible as I had expected when I test drove the car, the transmission shifts well, shocks are working, and even though the steering shakes a little it still handles well, unless I take my hands off the wheel, then it goes to the right.
This would be a fun car to turn into a dirt track car, but for now it is my only mode of transportation.
I have named my car Chris, after my boyfriends ex-girlfriend, it got this name when I was mad at it. My boyfriend thinks that is funny. Does that give you an idea of how much I love this car overall?
When it is not broke, it seems to be a good car.
For those of you who are not paying someone else to work on their car, me for example, it is a pain. I run into problems with space and placement every time I work on it. The only time I enjoyed working on it was when I did the valve cover, I like the way you will not lose the bolts, the silicone boots are a great idea.
Has anyone figured out how to get a ratchet on the bolt to turn the engine top dead center? I could not.
I need to replace my serpentine belt, it looks like it will break on me soon, I have no idea how I will do that.
And by the way, the Chilton's and Haynes repair manuals are not accurate. This is the only car I have ever run into that problem on.
The interior is roomy, especially for an economy car.
This car is more reliable than some of the other cars, trucks, and vans that I have owned and driven, so maybe I am lucky. Yes, I would buy another Ford, just not a Tempo, I am looking into another Mustang, that was a wonderful car and I had several different year models. Compared to the Mustang the Tempo is a horrible car, but probably the third best used car (that was more than a few years old) I have had.