Transmission mount, ignition cylinder.
Knew this car had these problems when I only paid $2500 for it!
Stupid deer hit it and now it has a '88 Topaz-sourced fender and '94 Tempo-sourced turning-light. Still drives good. Insurance was no help. Total cost of repairs: about $110. New (old?) fender is white and the rest of the car is blue.
GREAT CAR! I love this Tempo. It has gone 6800 miles and has never missed a beat. The tranny mount was replaced last night, cost $35 for the mount, $40 for the labor.
The ignition cylinder was more an annoyance than a real problem. Cost $40 for a new one, $10 for labor.
Other than that, oil changes and a minor tune-up and that's all for maintenance/repairs.
Installed a K&N filtercharger, helps out at higher speed acceleration (60-90, etc), 6-disk CD changer, driving lights, 15 inch rims from an Escort GT, performance tires, and two Kicker 8's and an amp.
Plan on new paint, nicer rims/tires, and new brakes.
So far, MUCH better than my Tercel, Sentra, Civic, Mazda truck, or even my '87 Taurus GL. Best car I have ever owned. It performs MUCH better than most people give it credit for. I've seen a few of them flying down the interstate, 90 mph+. I know mine can do that, and for the MPG it gets, it's not half bad. It's a fully loaded GL model, all power options but no V6 or tach. If you're thinking about one, GET IT! Make sure you have a mechanic check it out before you settle on any one car. I did, and it saved me from a few lemons and I ended up with this GREAT car.