Almost everything has gone wrong with this car.. I already have 1 review on here and this is my updated second one. Let me go over the things that have gone wrong with this car. When I first got the car all it needed for safety was a ball joint and an e-brake cable. I bought the car On July 21st 2005. Since then I have replaced a rad, the same ball joint, tie rod, windshield, back shocks, springs and mounts, transmission gasket & filter & hoses & 2 valves in the transmission. (If your transmission is acting up and it shifts erratically and/or for no reason and sometimes your gas pedal feels stiff it is the valves in your transmission) it cost me $440.00 to have 2 valves replaced. I have also changed the two front tires, gas tank, fuel pump and gas lines, also I have replaced the rear brake shoes and wheel cylinders. I also needed an alignment etc... In total I think I have "invested" $4000.00 in this car... and have only had it 6 months.
I would probably never buy another mercury topaz/ford tempo again in my life.. I have done so much work and treated her with so much respect and all she does is break down on me... I think the next car I buy is going to be a new one with a lot less kilometers.. But she is ready to go for another 242,000 km, s.