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1994 Mercury Topaz - Consumer Reviews

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By 427435
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1994 Mercury Topaz GS 2dr Coupe


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I bought this car new in the fall of 1994 for a little over $11,000. Used to commute with it-----60 miles one way for its first 6 years. It was actually quite comfortable and handled nicely if you consider the price I paid. It now has 229,000 miles on it, and it still doesn't use oil between 5000 mile changes (Mobil 1 always). Got 30 mpg on the highway commute. Never had to do any work on the engine or transmission (5 speed manual). Replaced the brakes and shocks once. Still original clutch. It's been a great $11,000 car!!!


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Awesome Car
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By Michelle W
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1994 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan


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Drove this car for 7 years. Had to replace the transmission 3 times but covered by Ford. Replaced shocks, brakes etc. Literally drove this car into the ground Was dependable and reliable.


Best Features

Air conditioning


Worst Features

Needs to last longer


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ive got the topaz blues
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By sully39208
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1994 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan


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has 88,000 miles--mechanic has told me
to get rid of it--BUYER BEWARE--ive had
this car since 9/99--dont drive 2.3
engine with auto transmission very fast-
-i put a quart of oil in it every 1200
miles...watch for head gasket--watch
radiator--it leaks...ive replaced motor
and trans mounts--front end gets
knocked out of whack easy--check front
end alignment twice a yr...good a/c and
stereo..replaced head gasket...u got to
baby this vehicle--"check engine" light
is on often--doesnt necessary mean
there is a problem--could be soft-code
problem--i was told to replace gas cap--
that might help--could be a sensor prob-


Worst Features

poor design--late 70's design vehicle-- surprised it lasted from 1984 to 1994-- could the new ford focus be any better???


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Mercury Topaz - Sedan
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By CMC
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1994 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan


Review

Love this car! Roadster Edition - Fun
to drive & haul kids around. Still
looks sharp!

Had trouble with fuel pump - replaced
4 times in 5 years - fixed at Ford
until last time - WE found loose wire
in sending unit - Ford no longer makes
that part according to local Ford
dealership. Was very disappointed car
is only 10 years old & Ford can't work
on it.


Best Features

It looks great after 10 years - slight chipping in clear coat -- drives perfect - other than fuel pump issue, no mechanical problems yet. Very easy to drive on higways & long trips. Very roomy for kids.


Worst Features

Be able to fix the cars you build for longer than 10 years. Hubby & I both over 6' tall, could use a little extra headroom.


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I call it my "carbuncle"
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By Eddie
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1994 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan


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This car may be an eyesore, but it hasn't let
me down yet. I initially bought it for my 5mi
commute to work and figured that anything
would suffice. Since then I have developed
enough confidence in her to drive from NYC to
Montreal and back ("check engine light"
blinking most of the way). Aside from a
couple hundred dollars of basic repairs in the
past 3 years I have poured nothing into this
car and it has consistently performed better
than I could have dreamed. Not much pick up
and difficulty exceeding 75MPH, but for what I
paid a true gem (be it topaz or carbuncle).


Best Features

Radio has great sound and excellent reception.


Worst Features

Cruise control is useless on hilly terrain. Gas and trunk buttons in glove compartment (stupid idea).


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