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