1991 Ford Tempo Reviews - Page 10 of 10

1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired173200 kilometres
Most recent distance174300 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

I'm very happy with it so far

Faults:

The seat belts are working pretty bad.

The car has been hit in the front, right side and it's fragile, I think I'll have to do some little repairs there.

Because of the accident the engine is missing a kind of bottle that keeps the cooling liquid near the radiator.

The shocks need to be changed.

General Comments:

The engines car is very impressive, it's not eating a bit of oil at 174,000 km.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th December, 2001

1991 Ford Tempo from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100950 miles
Most recent distance102745 miles

Summary:

Handles great

Faults:

I have a problem with the automatic seat belts sticking and not hooking.

The alternator went out.

It stalls every once in a while when idling.

General Comments:

This is my first car and I love it. I am disappointed that there are no cup holders in it though. It is a very comfortable vehicle and I would recommend it to anyone.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd May, 2001

1991 Ford Tempo GL 4 cyl from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 4 cyl Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Celebrity

Summary:

Good second car

Faults:

Alternator.

Power steering pump.

Right CV boot.

Rear struts need replacing.

General Comments:

The car was well cared for by the previous owner. A lot has gone wrong with it since I bought it but I am hoping it is just bad timing.

Car heater warms up fast. Air conditioner does not cool down car all that much.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 20th September, 2000

1991 Ford Tempo GL 2 speed from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 2 speed Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired29500 miles
Most recent distance31000 miles
Previous carChrysler Jeep

Summary:

For the price, a steal!

Faults:

Well let's see. It has this annoying problem of stalling when you are waiting at lights, or have just started it first thing of the day. The company can never figure out what is wrong. Overall, I am very happy with it.

General Comments:

This car is on loan from a family member, who did not use it much. That's why it is in such good condition and has such low mileage. Other than regular age and abuse from not being used, its great.

I did not like the lack of cup holders, but with gas at 1.60 these days, I do like the fuel economy.

It heats up nicely, but the AC is weak, and the old stuff is hard to find to fill her up. I am very comfortable in the seats, and I think for its original price it was a steal. I hope to have many fond memories with this great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2000

31st Jul 2001, 14:10

Before I saw this comment I have thought my 91 Ford Tempo stalled frequently just because of its age. Actually I have the same problem and I believe this is a design bug. (when you are waiting at lights, or have just started it first thing of the day).

Yong.

1991 Ford Tempo GL 2.3 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
Engine and transmission 2.3
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10

Faults:

Starter x two, alternator x two, and usual hoses, cables and belts with age.

General Comments:

Overall I enjoyed this car and rank it #2 in overall reliability and economy of any of the 8 vehicles I have owned (only my 1970 Chevy pickup I felt to be better overall).

If the vehicle did not have all the power accessories that the GL had I might have been less satisfied with this car. However, as equipped I was quite satisfied with value received.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st August, 1999

Average review marks: 6.4 / 10, based on 41 reviews