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I HATE THIS CAR
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By fed-up
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


Review

this car has been in the shop more
times than i can count. a very slight
rear-end incident left the bumper
cracked and scratched. it takes me at
least 3 tries to start it every
morning.


Best Features

the automatic windows, mirrors, and driver seat, and the AC and heat.


Worst Features

everything. you'd be better off getting anything else.


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It Sucks
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By pilotgirl21
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 2dr Coupe


Review

Problems, problems, problems...had the
transmission replaced right when the
car was purchased used around 60,000
miles and same problem has come up
again at 123,000 miles. Tie rods have
been replaced many many times. Engine
races in idle. Won't start when it's
cold outside. Takes 3 or 4 times to
start the car on a regular day. Don't
purchace!!!


Best Features

Comfortable seats


Worst Features

Worst Ford car ever!!!! Everything about it needs to be fixed.


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Ugh.
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By Elizabeth Z.
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


Review

So far I've had to get the brakes done
twice, a new clutch, tie rods, struts,
and wheel bearings. And it STILL has
front end problems! The engine rattles
and the heater is lukewarm. The horn
only works if you turn the wheel about
90 degrees to the left. The headlights
are dim. It's uncomfortable-very little
legroom & no tilt wheel so you have to
squeeze yourself into it. And the
cupholder's under the dash console &
behind the gear shift. It handles like
a snowplow and is scary to drive in the
winter (if it starts). I hate this car.


Best Features

The paint is still good.


Worst Features

Everything. It was apparently easier for Ford to scrap the Tempo than to fix all its problems. A cheap, disposable car.


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Tempo -rary
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By originalowner
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Vehicle

1994 Ford Tempo GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Over 100k, this has been a fairly
reliable, american car. My list:

partial tranny $700 80K
brakes 40,90
window lifters 6 of them (that sucked)
tie rod, susp $400 70
starter $125 100
radiator pending
a/c small fix thing

Anyone who rips the Tempo probably is
expecting too much from life.
Anyone who praises the Tempo too much
is delusional.
I agree with the review that called
this a good cheap car.
Good for your High School kid to ruin.


Best Features

Cheap, roomy


Worst Features

Sell at 90K miles


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1994 Ford Tempo
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By Jadecage
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1994 Ford Tempo GL 2dr Coupe


Review

Nine years is the longest I've ever owned
a car and my Tempo never let me down in
all that time; however the cost of
repairs recently has made me decide that
I didn't want to go through another
Michigan winter with it. It was time for
a new car so I'm donating it to charity
where I hope someone else can make good
use of the life that's left in it. I'll
be saying my goodbyes to it tomorrow so
I'm feeling particularly sentimental
right now. Emotions aside, I've always
had reliable cars with Ford and my Tempo
lasted the longest and gave me many great
times across long distances. I'm going
to miss it very much.


Best Features

Reliability and comfort are its strongest points. I love the great looks of it too.


Worst Features

Pick up could have been better especially when merging onto highways.


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