A great little car for new drivers
Alittle bit of an oil leak around the block, but fixed it when I tightened the bolts.
Car rumbles when idling, but I stick it in neutral to make it more smooth.
Gas pedal can be a bit stiff when not used for awhile.
Brakes squeak a bit at first, but are fine whey theyre warmed up.
The speakers on the door don't work, probably because they aren't hooked up. I wouldn't know why they're not hooked up in first place though.
It's my first car, and I am pretty happy with it.
It's got the chrome grille and transparent headlight covers, which make it look a little more better than the stock ones. Stock comes with an ugly white plastic grille with almost opaque headlight covers.
It's in great condition considering it's 12 years old. The only interior problem is alittle hole in the carpet by the brake pedal, and an unusual amount of grease under the passenger seat.
Unfortunately it doesn't have any ABS brakes so it tends to lock up when the brakes are slammed, and wants to steer right also.
I've seen in almost all other Topazs/Tempos out there that the black paint between the driver and passenger doors chips a lot, fortunatly mine hasn't and it if does, I'll put some touch up paint on it.
I do all my own maintenance in the schools auto shop, so I only pay for parts, which aren't too expensive considering they're standard Ford parts.
It doesn't have a lot of power, but it does make a very meaty sound when I accelerate for some reason.
It's a pretty fun car considering it's my first. Not the best by far, but it gets me around.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 20th May, 2003