1994 Mercury Topaz GS 2.3 liter four cylinder from North America
A reliable car that can take a beating and still perform well
Consumes a lot of oil.
Some electrical problems.
Replaced both tie-rods.
In my opinion, this is a super-car. I have never seen a car that is never taken care of like it should be, perform so well.
It doesn't say much for me, but I haven't given the car an oil change for about a year. Although, it leaks oil enough that I have to put some in every couple of weeks.
For the length of the time that I have had it, I have never had the transmission fluid changed. Still, the car changes gears as well as the day I bought it.
I have even had the car airborne. It wasn't very high, but the car never bottomed out when I landed, and the only thing I had to replace were the tie-rods.
When it comes to performance, this car is no slouch. It accelerates well all the way to 90 miles per hour (I've never had it any faster than that, the speedometer needle may have broken off). I have also been around a few bends in this car, and never once did I think that I was going to slide off the road.
If you want a car that doesn't cost much, but performs well even after putting it through years of abuse, this is the car for you.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 30th August, 2001
I have had my topaz up to 100 and the needle did not break ;). how ever my handling is very be the the car has a terrible pull and I always think I might slide off the road. also I have a terrible clunking noise when I turn sometimes. would I buy another one? in a heartbeat. this car is a rock it's always started, although it idles rough sometimes there is no rust and I beat this thing daily.