1990 Mercury Topaz LTS 2.3 Liter, I-4, Turbo from North America
Not reliable but OK
Left headlight and left turn signal sockets fused out on me and turn signal would not work.
Not reliable but good.
Good car, pretty fast.
Not very reliable, but I would drive it any day.
I am hoping to trade it in for a Dodge Daytona.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 20th October, 2000
17th May 2001, 21:09
I think you just got a lemon. I have a '92 Topaz GS four-door with the optional 3.0 V6. The Tempo/Topaz line saw few changes in the mechanical department. They ran the same 2.3 litre four cylinder since the car was introduced in '84. The people I know who own these cars have had no problems with these cars (even with the four cylinder like yours). It's the most reliable car I've ever owned. In every line of cars (even the best) have a few lemons. If I had a lemon I'd get some info. about that car by reading reviews and judge it by the major problems it had (I.e. transmission, engine failure, electric system). Don't judge the car by the average problems every car has eventually. If a majority of them had major problems, don't buy one again. If it's just yours, and a few others you read about, trade the one you have for another in better condition (if that's what you want) and try it again.
Good luck with your car problems.
29th May 2001, 18:19
Like he said, just about everyone else has had good luck with their Topaz, you just got a lemon. Buy one again, the two we've had have been good cars. A Dodge would be OK, just don't buy a GM product.
14th Jun 2005, 12:18
It's not that he bought a lemon, it's that he bought a used car with high mileage on it. When you buy a car with high mileage, you have to be prepared to fix whatever problems it has.
19th Apr 2006, 12:02
It doesn't matter if you buy a used car with high mileage.
As long as the car was taken care of, it'll run good.
Make sure if you do buy a used car that it had all of it's oil changes, brake inspection, and that fun stuff.