1984 Mercury Topaz L 2.3L HSC from North America
Radiator and Hoses leaked and were worn. Replaced in June '07.
Brake rotors replaced because of gouges and grooves, which were caused by lack of maintenance.
Small oil leaks have developed.
Runs rough when not warmed up. due for an extreme tune-up.
Valves are in need of either repair or replacement. They clatter loudly when engine under heavy load. (driving up hills)
Emergency brake light flickers frequently. Worked fine a few weeks ago.
Broken driver's seat. Won't hold, and a leg has snapped. A rim is holding the seat in place, but is loose.
Radio is not connected.
Brake master cylinder is wearing out. Brakes less than satisfactory. started almost a month ago.
Brake caliper replaced. Was leaking and seized.
Driver's side front axle replaced. Housing broke, damaging it.
Stalls frequently when not warm.
The car never left us stranded, and It's always started (not necessarily willingly) and Has always gotten us from A to B.
The car looks like a little raccoon, because the grille and headlamp surrounds are black, giving a distinct mask, the colour is a faded and peeling grey, the headlamps are like eyes, and so on.
The car goes pretty good when It wants to, but never leave it sitting for more than a few weeks, or it doesn't want to go. The interior is roomy, and the trunk is cavernous. Overall it really is a great car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd January, 2008