1994 Ford Tempo GL 2.3L 4 cylinder from North America


Great little car


Harmonic Balancer needed replaced at 35000.

My car eats Battery Cables and Terminals.

Struts replaced at 50,000, but what do you expect with Ohio winters.

Throttle position sensor replaced at 75000.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for 4 years and I love it. It's not the showiest or fastest car, but it gets me where I need to go and is easy on gas. It's very reliable and has been worth its weight in gold. There are only a few problems that were addressed, but as is the case with any car. It's great in the snow and handles well (for people that feel that this car does not handle well should learn to drive for the conditions they are in).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st December, 2006

10th Jul 2008, 03:10

I agree with the snow handling. These cars are one of the best in the white stuff.

1994 Ford Tempo GL 4 door 2.3L 4 cylinder from North America


Ford Tempo is a great vehicle for anyone try it you may like it


Well, to be honest there really hasn't been in repairs other than putting new brakes and rotors. The car sat for about 6 months before I got it. We owned a 1988 Ford Tempo GLS Sport in the past and it too was an excellent vehicle to drive. I give Ford two thumbs up for this vehicle. They should have kept it going.

General Comments:

The Vehicle gets good gas mileage and handles well. It isn't to big and it is not to small. My son is 6 ft 4 in tall and he fits well in the seat. It is a little hard to get in it sometimes being that tall, but worth every penny. If your looking for a good used vehicle Ford Tempo would be a good choice for a good car for not much money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2006

24th Mar 2006, 13:15

These are superb little cars, especially when you find one like you did with low mileage. I love my 1994, it has 34000 miles on it now, it was my mom's I inherited upon her death. I drive it more than I drive my 06 PT Cruiser, as it gets better gas mileage. Nice, low mileage examples of these cars can still be found at bargain basement prices. I plan on adding a second one to the fleet when I come across one. Just keep the fluids changed, flush the tranny every 30000 miles and you will be good to go.

1994 Ford Tempo from North America


THe car is very reliable and comfortable.


I needed brakes, they were grinding.

Rear struts

Power Steering Pump

Four new tires


General Comments:

Car is very reliable. I only had it for a few days and I'm trying to get used to it. I need to get the things fixed on it though. Other than that the car gets me back and fourth to school and work. I said I would never get a Ford, but so far the Ford is doing me some justice.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th January, 2006

1994 Ford Tempo GL from North America


Seems everything but the engine and transmission falls apart


Odometer stopped recording at approx. 140000km - line fell apart in mechanic's hand.

Brakes needed replacement at approx. 145000km.

Starter died at approx. 150000km.

Ball joint, tie rod and spring consistently breaks (4 times since purchasing).

Alignment consitently needed.

Many parts have/are corroded.

Power steering fluid just sprung nice leak - all over engine... causing smoke. Mechanic mentioned tons of other problems, amounting to approx. $1500 CDN to fix. Am taking it to a family friend for cheaper repairs.

General Comments:

I have owned this car for 3 years. I hate this car, but it takes me from A to B cheaply. I bought it in 2002 for $3500 CDN and it is my first car. It was previously a Bell Canada car, and it was purchased at an auction, fixed up, and sold to me.

I have kept up with maintenance and get junk in return. But the engine and transmission have never caused me a problem, and it is good on gas. Did I mention I hate this car?

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

Review Date: 28th August, 2005

24th Jul 2007, 18:28

145,000 Km? Or over 90000 miles? And the parts started wearing out? Brakes? Starter? I am surprized these parts lasted this long - these are "wear" items, that you expect to wear out in a certain time. It looks like it was your car's time.

Hmmm - a good engine and trans, and it is still running with only minor repairs? Doesn't sound like junk to me.