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1985 Ford Tempo GLX Review
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I Still Drive It — If I could get the old girl to fire up without ether..Id be BLESSED!! Its kinda embarrassing having to pop the hood all the time to get it to start. My wife refuses to drive it. She makes fun of it all the time.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Paid $500 for the car 3 years ago with 27,000 original miles on it. Replaced alternator, tires, water pump, front tie rods, wheel bearings, radiator

Cons: Ran low on Gas one day, filled it up, started fine, went out to the car after work..would not start..replaced fuel injector, gas pump, sending unit (tank was CLEAN inside..no dirt) rebuilt throttle body, new fuel preasure regulator..still wont start without using ether.

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1985 Ford Tempo GL Coupe Review
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This Was Not One Of Ford's Better Ideas... — Almost the worst car I have ever owned. Imagine stopping weekly at the dealer to have a rebuilt computer module installed. (I really felt guilty selling this car to the nice lady that bought it from me.) This was the sequel to the LeCar. I vowed never to own another Ford after this one and have kept that vow. The only reason I bought this car is that the LeCar had developed a propensity to set itself on fire after 3 years and 100K (damn I drove a lot back then...) and the Tempo was one of the few cars I could find because the Teamsters Union that drove the car carriers were on strike and dealers didn't have much to sell. After 18 months and 45K I couldn't put with this excuse for a car any more.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1985 Ford Tempo Review
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Stalled Out Occasionally At Freeway Speeds — I had this car for a year I think. When I bought it, the mileage was so low that it actually came with a warranty. Of course, as soon as those few thousand miles were put on and the warranty expired, the car started having major issues. It overheated all the time, the MAS went bad, and it managed to stall out while going freeway speeds occasionally.

Pros: Cheap

Cons: Unreliable

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Reviews From Other Years

1994 Ford Tempo Reviews

Well-equipped But Unreliable Transportation By Schwartzy

Accessories are top-notch for the model year and price point and include AT, AC, CC, PW, PL, PS, and PM. Acceleration, braking, handling, and overall ride are all acceptable, even on extended drives. ... Read More

I Love The 94' Ford Tempo Gl 4dr. Sedan 4cyl. 2.8l. (hsc) (efi) 5 Speed Auto!! By Darnieal

Ok Overall When Properly Maintained, And Given Plenty Of TLC, The Ford Tempo Gl Is A Great Vehicle, Given The Shear Weight And Stature Of The Vehicle It's Performance:A+ Build Quality:A+ Appearance:A+... Read More

1993 Ford Tempo Reviews

Good First Car If You Are Looking To Drive A Car For A Short Period Of Time. By Brittany

I bought this car for 700 dollars. What I needed to replace was a gas tank, brakes, routers, the muffler is completely rusted. I drove this car for almost 2 years and all of a sudden the wheel be... Read More

If You Don't Ming Crawling In And Out Of It As It Is Low To Ground Good Car By cello

Fairly good performance for 2.3Liter, Still runs great with good gas mileage fair on expense except for a few design flaws sure was not made to drive on Michigan's pot filled roads.Body has held up ve... Read More

1992 Ford Tempo Reviews

Very Useful Car By Acadia_7434

It is was it is. It was a fun little car to own, it was reliable and cheap to run. I never had any complaints with this car but when the family started to grow so did my need for a bigger car. Thats t... Read More

Its Overall Good. I Find It Wierd That Everyone Bashes On This Car. This Car Has Treated Me Well. By Chris

very small and very quick ford. ive owned the 4cyl and the 6 cyl(which is this one) and the 6 cyl is a powerhouse. it handles turns really well and is a very fun little car to fool around in the snow.... Read More

1991 Ford Tempo Reviews

Reliable Cheap Transportation With The Bonus Of Awd By Greatman

It is not a very fast car but this one might be the fastest Tempo in the area I live in. Easy to work on. Parts are cheap to buy.No matter how much this sits around my place if another car is giving m... Read More

It Gets The Job Done By Ryan

Slow, ugly and amazingly fun to beat the crap out of and not care because luckily these cars practically go for free! 2.3L engine with a 3 speed auto wasn't cutting it though. It could have been bette... Read More

1990 Ford Tempo Reviews

Nice Car By Janetkenion

It will get me to point a then point b, but it takes it time changing gears. A mechanic said some of the governor gears were striped out. And it starts to run hot when sitting still to long, the fan s... Read More

Tempo By Ben

My 1990 Ford Tempo is and all around beast. It is a very good runner and can do minor burnouts. Its is worth about 500 dollars but it is worth more than that to me. It is very fun to drive around a... Read More

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