1993 Ford Tempo GL 2.3 from North America
I'm keeping this car forever!
The mass air flow censor went out causing a rough idle. After it was replaced the car ran great.
The tailpipe fell off. However, it should be said I drive the car really fast, take quick turns and drive on tough terrain.
I picked this car up for $2,500 and, even though I'm a sports-car fan, I love this car.
This car is very reliable and takes my abuse like a champ.
The car picks up quite nicely for a 4 door economy car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st June, 2003
Everyone out there!!!
Do not waste your money on a Ford Tempo or a Mercury Topaz!!!
Ya, sure they are good fuel economy cars, and mainly only the bodies go on them, but my father had just got into a horrible accident with his 93 Ford Tempo, and he barely made it!!! There are no airbags and no crunch zones. He is still in critical condition with numerous severe injuries!
So once again, it is your decision, but take my word for it, do not buy one if you plan on living a long life!!!
While I am very sorry to hear of his injuries, it wasn't the Tempo's fault. Look at the SUV the Governor of NJ was in. It had all of those items and he is still in bad shape. Certain car crashes are just severe and regardless of the vehicle and it's safety equipment, injuries do happen. Airbags were an option on the Tempo of that era, as they were on a lot of cars back then. The Tempo had automatic shoulder belts to meet the government criteria of passive restraints.
I am also sorry to hear about these injuries, but there are thousands of cars on the road without airbags. He bought and drove the car knowing that. We now live in a country where we always have to blame someone else for our misfortune. Let me take a guess and say someone will get sued for this.