by Explorer4x4 on Apr 8, 2007 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Tempo 4dr Sedan AWD
I have had my 1989 Tempo AWD for a single year now. It has never had a problem. And I know the previous owners well, and they have never had any major problems either. It has always started for me, and its very reliable. I would go to say its the most reliable model made in the 1980's. I left it for eleven months. It sat untouched for that time. I went back to it, turned the key, started right away. Thats quality. Excellent first car and general daily driver. Fuel economy is average, reliability outstanding, durability outstanding, styling is good - average, power is slightly below average and quality is too great for words.
by The Mann on Nov 29, 2002 Vehicle: 1990 Ford Tempo 4dr Sedan AWD
Well, I bought this car because it
was inexpensive. Right after I got it,
it started getting all kind of leaks.
The CV joints went bad though the boots
were good. The motor, tranny, and power
steering all had minor leaks. The AWD
didn't work, the car got bad mileage,
and the door handles ALL fell off. The
radiator fan needed replacement, along
with numerous sensors. The auto front
belts were slow and noisy. Chaep car.
Avoid these even if they're inexpensive
and look nice.
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