1993 Ford Tempo from North America
Gets me from point A to B, but has too many problems!
Battery had to be replaced about a month after I purchased it.
The fuel pump needed to be replaced about a week later.
The transmission went bad so now I have to manually shift it when I come to a stop (put in 2nd) then when the speedometer hits about 25 I shift to drive. Hills are impossible.
At this moment it needs new rotors and a new front end. It shakes horribly when driven over 45 mph and when I come to a stop.
The power locks don't work on the passenger side, front and back.
Car started to over heat because of a malfunction with the thermostat. So it was taken out and never replaced now my car never heats up or defrosts.
I have a family full of mechanics thank God! I bought this car used with a lot of miles for about $1,200 and knew It might give me some problems, but needed a car right away. I am in the process of looking for a new used car and come to this site often to check reviews on different cars I've come across. Even though this car gets me from point A to B right now, I am too scared to drive long distances and am constantly told that it's on it's last leg. Maybe this car worked great brand new, I wouldn't recommend buying it used unless you know a good mechanic!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 5th February, 2004
14th May 2005, 13:05
I find it ironic, this person's comments, given she (just a guess at gender) bought the vehicle with 130K on it for $1200 and had such high expectations. Every other review I've read concerning this vehicle has given this model car glowing remarks. There is an old phrase, "Let the buyer beware." Instead of making broad generalizations implying the vehicle's poor manufacturing she should focus on how the vehicle was maintained. Even the best car will falter if mistreated. I haven't owned a '93 Tempo, however I am considering buying a used one that's clean and has only 47K miles on it. Sounds like buyer's remorse from poor judgment and an uniformed decision making process.