1990 Ford Tempo GL 2.3 liter EFI from North America
On a scale of 1 to 10, a solid 6
Great little car! Got it for my daughter for her first car. No problems except the previous owner did a brake job and didn't bleed them.
The other problem is the power steering fluid was absolutely black with fine metal particles floating in it. Bought a new pump, and found out the high pressure hydraulic line had a pin-hole in it. That is the big problem. A new hose is $10, but to replace it you must remove the entire steering assembly, exhaust system, dashboard, part of the firewall, and numerous other parts (according to the shop manual). Found out it is a $2500.00 job to get a shop with a hoist and full tools to undertake. We don't have that kind of money, so I am trying to repair the existing hose.
Good value for the money.
Respectable fuel economy.
Easily available replacement parts.
Poor quality paint.
Poor quality interior fit and finish.
Good starter car for a new driver.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th October, 2010