I'm tired of throwing $ into this hunk of junk. It is these kinds of cars that lead to the decline of the U.S. auto industry. Water pump went out at 60 K. Tie rod replaced at 65 K as well as needing a new balancer which requires dropping the engine enough to replace it. Fan overloaded the computer which lead to the fan not working, therefore the radiator blew. Fan, computer & radiator $450. Power window regulator gears in front doors shot and needed replaced. Last but not least, the AC pump seal shot. I will not fix this as it is about a $900 repair; which is the blue book of the car. All of this before 76,000 miles. Fix or Repair Daily. You better believe it.
Decent Sound system. That's about it.
Try making a car that isn't built to fall apart. I'd buy American if they would build vehicles like Toyota or Nissan. I have a 1985 Nissan Model 720 4x4 truck that has never needed a repair in 25 years of service and has twice the miles of the Topaz. Again, it is these kinds of killed the US market.
I bought this car at the begining of March, and all I have had to do was get an oil change, front end alignment and some new tires. Everything else is pretty spiffy. It's a '93 and it only had 112,xxx original miles on it. It's also super reliable I've driven it from Washington through Oregon, Idaho,and Utah then back an had no problem whatsoever and that was a 3,000 mile trip.
Cheap insurance, good on gas,Very very reliable for being a 4cyl & I think the car ain't bad looking either. No cops even look in my car's direction!
Hmm. I would say different front lights (they are kinda dim and foggy) and if it could go faster than 80 that would be great! haha even though its a round the town car.cc
Bought it for $50 from a guy moving out of state, and put a $20 turn signal switch in it. For almost 4 years i have been shifting gears at 5500 RPM, hiting 100+ MPH, hitting deer (not intentionally) and jumping things. I have put off-road lights on the hood and roof. It will not die and i have beaten it mercilessly. It gets 27 MPG at 75 MPH. Surprisingly roomy (i'm 6'2".) No rust.
Everything exept ground clearance and exterior styling (it looks like a dead fish).
Needs interior handles, cupholders, and bigger wheels
I bought this as a get to work vehicle. It has NEVER left me on the side of the road, and this morning, only has front bumper damage after a fender bender collision with a 2008 Nissan Frontier in the rear side tire as it passed in front of me. My damage is minimal...less than the truck. No one hurt and it drove away. So, it is pretty durable! Get 24-26 mpg in commuter driving, and closer to 30 mpg on the highway. Good headroom, decent radio, solid heating and cooling. Just a solid "clunker" that you can rely on, while you are driving past new cars breaking down and be without a car payment. If you find one out there, probably a good gamble to fix up and commute with!
Reliable handling, nice ride, good gas mileage for mid-full size class. Outstanding trunk space! Most of all she is paid for and pays back every day she runs down the road...will fix her up and run her until she drops, laughing all the way to the bank.
It would be nice to see a little more style in the ride...it is very conservative in appearance. But these days reliable and comfortable is sexy!