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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


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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!


Favorite Features

The comfortable seats and smooth ride, pretty reliable engine.


Suggested Improvements

Everything else.


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This Car Catches on Fire!!!
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By Serafima
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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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!


Suggested Improvements

Ummm...Ignition Switch.


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My opinion
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By Scott02
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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Car runs fine, but the transmission went out at 165000 then I replaced it now still runs fine. but trying to sell it now do to lack of space ware I live.


Favorite Features

Comfort drives very nice on the highway, nice to take on trips


Suggested Improvements

None


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Worst car ever.
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By ford hater
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


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Something has went wrong with this car every month that I've had it. Then when you try to fix something it is hard to get at and you end up breaking something else.


Favorite Features

nothing


Suggested Improvements

everything Thank God they don't make these anymore


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Thank God they are no longer built!
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By Claude Moore
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1991 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Rrom the get-go, the Ford Tempo was an American car company's attempt to take sales away from Honda, Toyota and Nissan, but not having good engineering or high quality/dependability in it's product. Even now in late 2002 US car companies are still playing "catchup" with Honda and Toyota in virtually all their products at Ford, Gm and Chrysler- -when will we ever get it right?


Favorite Features

The horn--it was dependable!


Suggested Improvements

Oh dear, where to begin..........


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