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Changed too many parts
By izabel&adam on 07/18/10 16:35 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan

Review

I changed windshield, whole front suspension, back springs, battery, radiator, water pump, rear bumper, all window motors bad. I need to change the transmission but too expensive.
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Worst I've ever owned
By Greaseman on 06/14/10 21:56 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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I Love My Lil' Mercury Topaz!
By SmokeyG on 04/16/10 08:09 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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Best Beater
By DReaper3 on 02/05/10 18:20 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan

Review

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.
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The Workhorse for Commuters
By Miss Mac on 01/07/10 09:14 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan

Review

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!
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Too much work but run's like a champ!
By topazz on 11/11/08 03:21 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2dr Coupe

Review

Well when I first got it I had to get a new water pump. The fan didn't work an the passenger door doesn't open from outside. The front window leaks in the corner. And the air conditioner doesn't work through the vents. I got a cracked head and got it back like six months later. Then I had to get a new starter and radiator, a new fan and I have had some fuel pumps. I put three on in one year. But here lately it's been getting me back and forth to work and it's got a good stereo system in it. But it's been a rough journey In the last year. But it had 40 some odd thousand miles on it. Now it's got 80 something on it and rust pretty bad. But what can I say gets me from point A to point B running like a champ.
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Two ton paper weight
By mesarius on 01/27/07 21:32 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2dr Coupe

Review

Probably the most reliable part of this vehicle is that I can almost always rely on a warning light turning on while I'm driving it. The 3-speed automatic is very jerky and doesn't always want to shift out of first and it is terrible on gas mileage. I average 19 mpg, which is worse than some high end sports cars. The interior is falling apart, the plastic components on the exterior have fallen clean off the car on a couple occasions. Within the first month of ownership both power seat belts failed and the front end electrics failed. These cars are also notorious for their starter problems. This is the worst car I have ever owned, I really should have bought a Honda.
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Classic piece of junk
By jasou on 11/11/06 14:50 PM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2dr Coupe

Review

This is probably one of the worst cars on the road. It's been full of maintenance problems and leaks. Currently the entire floor is rusting out (there are some big holes) yet the body has no rust, go figure.
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Good cheap car
By '93 Topaz on 03/18/06 10:13 AM (PST)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2dr Coupe

Review

My Topaz has been passed from about 3 family members and now has 125,000 miles and is still surprisingly going. That's just a simple, no frills, inexpensive way to commute.
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passenger side hub/bearing
By greyghost on 05/10/03 00:00 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

1993 Mercury Topaz GS 2dr Coupe

Review

The passenger side hub/bearing failed at 60,000 miles. Bought new one for $78 and had pressed on steering knuckle for $25. Found ball joint bad and replaced control/arm ball joint assembly. Cost me $47 for part and did myself with above. Had fuel injection regulator go bad at 44,000 miles. Bought and replaced one for cheap. Bought fuel injection pressure gauge to diagnose problem. Engine and trans seem okay. Got the car from my aunt in December 2001 with 42,000 miles on it. Also had to replace water pump.
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