1990 Ford Tempo Consumer Review: 130K miles and going strong

1990 Ford Tempo - Consumer Review

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130K miles and going strong
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1990 Ford Tempo GL 2dr Coupe


One-owner auto with 130,000 miles. Other than the notorious thick-film module problem, it's been a reliable, good running/riding car. Biggest drawback: the 3-speed auto. that either screams or loafs. But it cruises the interstate at 80-85 all day and still gives me 28mpg. A gigantic trunk, great stereo/tape audio for an old beater and they don't paint 'em like that anymore (non- metallic red that still shines up great). There's a lot of these running around Kansas so they must be pretty good overall if they're not abused. I wouldn't take less than $2000 for this 17-year-old bomb, but it ain't for sale!

Best Features

Handling, ride, a/c, radio.

Worst Features

They could have put a bit more power and a better tranny in it
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