1990 Mercury Topaz L 2.3L (HSC) OHV from North America
Module goes about every 2 years.
Interior Lights are shot since 110,000km.
Hand brakes are busted since 115,000.
Did motor and transmission swap at 120,000km.
Rusting at wheels.
This car is pretty reliable none the less, but has no acceleration, and is very low in horsepower. Parts aren't that expensive for it, and a simple tune up helps the performance of the Topaz. Anytime I change plugs, wires. cap. rotor, air filter, oil and oil filter this car runs so smooth, I love it for that moment, but I still love speed and performance which the Topaz does not deliver. The only thing to do now, or the only thing I want to do is get an Escort GT 1.8L Dual Over Head Cam 16 Valve Motor, and put the 2.0L Dual Over Head Cam 16 Valve Cosworth head along with the European Turbo. Then we'll see how good this motor will run in a Topaz.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 16th September, 2004