1990 Ford Tempo Consumer Review: One of my favorite automobiles

1990 Ford Tempo - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.3L 4-cyl. AWD 3-speed Automatic)

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One of my favorite automobiles
By Chris P on


1990 Ford Tempo 4dr Sedan AWD


This was my first car. I wanted a
tempo after my mom walked out of a
60mph head on accident with a very
minor temporary injury. I purchased
mine for $400 from my aunt at 105k
miles. Engine is very strong, and
tranny is responsive. in 13 years the
car has been towed once for a dead
battery, and left me on the side of
the road once when the engine block
heater fell out becuase of an
overtightned bolt (bad mechanic?). I
took the car off the road when it was
due for CV Joints, Boots, and body
work. Total parts for this car in 13
years costed $400. I purchased a 1996
Taurus SE as a replacement...I miss my
tempo though...

Best Features

-Powerful engine for its time, keeps up if not beats many modern civics, accords, neons, ect. -IT WILL GO ANYWHERE IN THE SNOW! -I love the look, still looks modern. -You can put a refridgerator in the trunk opening...No lie. Try that with a Camry. -Center mounted E-Brake

Worst Features

-Allignment problems, still found in Ford front wheel drive vehicals. -Cup holder would have been nice. -Give us our Tempo's back... :-( Many people swore by these cars...
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