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1991 Ford Tempo - Consumer Reviews

1991 Ford Tempo

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Great car for the price
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By john
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1991 Ford Tempo L 2dr Coupe


Review

I've had the car for about 7 months now, and haven't had any problems with it. Everything works great. The motor, transmission, radio, a/c, no electrical problems. It doesn't even burn much oil for such an old car. I go at least 500 miles without having to add a quart. The only problem I have with it is the lack of power. It is the slowest thing I've ever driven. Other than that it's been extremely reliable and smooth.


Best Features

Great gas mileage. I get 27 city, 35 highway.


Worst Features

It needs more power and a tachometer.


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Not pretty, but pretty reliable
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By Elisa
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Many electrical problems, oil leaks, make sure you get the ignition switch replaced (it was recalled for this), had trouble with the starter twice in 2 years, but it has the engine that just won't die. It was always pretty reliable. The transmission didn't need replacing until 145,000 miles. The design of the radio/air conditioner switches is horrible and breaks easily. The seats are very comfortable and it rides pretty smoothly for a small car. It isn't much to look at but the paint lasts a long time with no rust. Just about everything else will fall off but the engine will keep going!


Best Features

The comfortable seats and smooth ride, pretty reliable engine.


Worst Features

Everything else.


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American engineering at it's worst!!
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By Kyle Brautigan
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Vehicle

1991 Ford Tempo 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

This car is horrible.We decided to buy
the all wheel drive version. We tried
to use it in winter and I noticed it
did not work well. We took it to the
dealership and after about 2 years of
ownership we found the a.w.d wasn't
even working. It was the main reason I
purchased the car. The car has stalled
numerous times, has broken down and
been needed repaired about weekly. It
never starts on winter mornings and
the drivers seat is broken and
slouches back to one side. Poor
quality across the board. I will find
it difficult to buy a Ford again after
this car. YIKES!!


Best Features

Fairly comfortble


Worst Features

Bad 3 speed auto, Better build quality and interior quality, reliability, everything!! Stay away from this car!


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This Car Catches on Fire!!!
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By Serafima
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Vehicle

1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I have had my '91 tempo for about 9
months, and just the other day, it
burst into flames on the highway. It
turns out, in 1996, Ford had a recall
on several of their models that were
built with a malfunctioning ignition
swtich between the years 1988 and 1993.
If you buy the car, make sure you get
the free installation of the new
ignition switch, otherwise, prepare to
back up traffic while you watch your
poor little car die in it's own
bonfire. Enjoy your new tempo!


Worst Features

Ummm...Ignition Switch.


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Not a Real Car
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By native
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1991 Ford Tempo LX 4dr Sedan


Review

Well, it might as well have been made
of aluminum foil. Things fell off of
it, out of it, but unfortunately
nothing fell on it. Repairs were costly
and difficult. And the best part was
when it set on fire. Oh, yes, that was
fun.


Best Features

I liked that it wasn't made of Scotch tape.


Worst Features

Not applicable. Ford doesn't make it anymore, so that's the improvement.


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