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1989 Ford Tempo Review
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Kept On Running Right Up To The End — I Got this car in my sophomore year. i drove an 85 eldorado for a few months and my sister totaled it. i bought a ford tempo for my tv and 50 bucks. BEST 50 BUCKS EVER SPENT. it had 200k miles and i drove it all the way to 500k. that took 3 years. i drove everywhere and anywhere i could. doing burnouts and racing the cooler kids in beamers and benzes. i spent 200 on the motor mounts 200 on tires and 300 on the timing belt. IN THE ENTIRE 3 YEARS. i scraped it up grinding on the freeway exits and running over cones but the frame and glass held out. i have to say it was the most fun ive ever had in a car. i drove it to its death but it kept on running. in my freshman year in college i rolled it, (despite the big displacment)and i had to scrap it but i DROVE IT TO THE SCRAP YARD. reliable runner. lasts forever

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: IT DRIVES 4EVER

Cons: if yoyu can afford anything else

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1989 Ford Tempo Review
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Its A Good Car — Its really really fast, braking is good, handling could be less body roll, mybe some eibach springs, build quality is good, it gets on average 20 to 25 mpg, the only thing ive had to to to it since ive owned it is front brakes but is starting to need other things like a rack and pinion and half shaft so i cant complain. As far as fun to drive.. sure i guess people look lol

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: its very sporty

Cons: there are no negatives

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Awesome Car To Drive — The acceleration wasnt the greatest, but what can you expect from a 2.3 liter 4 cylinder car with a 3 speed auto? For the engine and trans combo, though, the car could get out of its own way. The build quality was pretty good. For 250K on the clock, it was a very solid car. The 89 GLS's with the apperance package, in my opinion, was one of Fords nicest looking 4 door compacts. It was a very cheap car to own, over all i invested nearly $4,000 into the car, but maybe $400 was necessary.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: great handling, comfort, reliability

Cons: acceleration

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Great On Gas — I loved this car. Ran awesome, never had a problem with it. Great on gas. Drove the crap out of it until i wrecked it. Pretty safe but the automatic seatbelts arent very good.

Pros: Economical and reliable

Cons: Average looks, no overdrive on the autos, pretty basic

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1989 Ford Tempo Review
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My 5-spd Tempo — Traded my ford F-100 and my 81 Trans-am for this. Wanted something I could drive year round and better on gas. Owned it for about a year after driving it to Ont and sold it.

Pros: Good on gas, parts are cheap.

Cons: Low power, not a stylish car.

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1994 Ford Tempo Reviews

Well-equipped But Unreliable Transportation By Schwartzy

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

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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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