Many people often overlook these fine little cars that Ford built during the last two decades. They really are decent cars, my Tempo is a work-horse, and extremely reliable. It's a fun little car to drive. Granted they weren't built perfect, but they are still nice.
Everything runs fine, no major mechanical work needed to be done on my '94. I bought it brand new in 1994 from the dealer and they're hasn't been many major problems up to and including this date.
Our Tempo's weren't built with the most powerful engine in the world, so if youre looking to buy used, try to find a Tempo with a 3.0L