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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


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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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By Manana
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1994 Mercury Topaz GS 4dr Sedan


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Not very reliable, like all fords. Too much play in steering, bad mid-high range power. Many problems to be expected. My topaz at 86k has had new brakes, new muffler, new trans, new tires, new water pump. Low end torque is great with the large cylinders. Unfortunatly that means the motor mounts will break quicker. Mid-high range power is awful, which results in everyone passing you because you can't keep up. Power seatbelts break, power locks fail, power windows stop working. My mpg is awful. The suspension eventually sags. This car is cheap, but don't hang on to a topaz for too long, because it will let you down.


Best Features

Radio is better than expected, smooth ride, comfortable interior, steering very easy(one finger) Power in low end. Good trunk space, easy to work on/repair. Parts are fairly cheap. Low cost(<1-4k)


Worst Features

Give it to another company and redo the engine(ford engines/trans are awful) A rear wiper would be nice.


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