I have had little to no problems with the car. I did have to have the speedometer cable replaced several times due to it being noisy. Otherwise, while keeping it maintained, it's been a perfect car for 13 years.
I like how it looks. It has good get- up, being the 6. It's easy to drive.
Maybe a little more room for the passenger, and back seats. Big people always have a tight fit.
I have had excellent luck with my car. The only thing that has been wrong with it is that the speedometer cable has made noise throughout the years. I have had it fixed many times by Ford, yet it still makes noise. The car rides rough, and doesn't do well in the snow. Otherwise, very reliable, no big problems at all.
Ease of drive.
Maybe a little better ride, and gas mileage (I have the 6).
I got this car a year ago, and so far
here's what I think: It may not have
an outstanding exterior/interior, the
ride and handling is average, and the
limit of 80 mph is definitely not too
much. However, I didn't have any major
problems with it, only usual
maintenance. I particularly like
126ft*lb at only 2000-3000Rpm (4cyl) -
you can outrun most of the cars if you
wish when you start at traffic light.
So my impression is: Ford Tempo is a
good car to for beginners. Reliability
strongly depends on the way the car
High torque at low RPM. Strong A/C.
Quite large trunk. Enough space for
four. Standard sound system is not
bad. Doesn't have much electronics, so
there's little to go wrong.
On the freeway the noise level is
high. Better noise reduction would be
I really like the car. It has a lot of
get up and go still left in it. I
really having V6 engine and I like
having the 5-speed manual. The engine
has never ever broken down on the first
owners or on me. The only thing that is
wrong with the car is that the right-
rear door's lock will not come up and
the window motor died. And I only have
one power door lock left. The A/C is
ice cold. Very good car to drive and
I bought this car and it was my first
car. It looked nice and handled well.
About 3 years ago, the clear coating
over the paint started to peel away
and now the car looks horrible. I've
noticed that many other Fords have the
same problem. I contacted Ford but
they deny any problems with the paint.
The car was working well for me until
about 3 years ago. Now, on an annual
basis I'm putting about $1,500 and I
think it's time to look for a new
vehicle...it is 11 years old after all.
It's been generally reliable but I
don't trust it on the
interstate...sounds like a sick dog
once I take it over 55 MPH.
I liked the automatic seat belts and
windows but those broke soon after I
purchased the car. Automatic seat
adjustors are nice too...they still
My main complaint is that the paint
doesn't hold up. I take very good care
of my car so this really upsets
me...especially since Ford will not
stand behind their work and repair my