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1994 Ford Tempo Review
Brian says:
POC One of the worst cars i ever owned.
vs1984 Pontiac Fiero
1994 Ford Tempo winning categories:
  • Power
  • Handling
  • Looks/Style
  • Front Seats
  • Back Seats
  • Cargo Capacity
  • Family Car
  • Value
  • Would Buy
Looks/Style Ranked 1984 Pontiac Fiero better.
"If you have to ask..."
Front Seats Ranked 1984 Pontiac Fiero better.
"Comfortable, lots of leg room"
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1994 Ford Tempo 4 Dr GL SedanReview
Darnieal writes:

I Love The 94' Ford Tempo Gl 4dr. Sedan 4cyl. 2.8l. (hsc) (efi) 5 Speed Auto!! — 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+ Cost Of Ownership:A+ And Fun Factor:A+. However This Is Only If You Care Enough To Keep It Properly Maintained!

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

Pros: Number One Reason For Driving: Fuel Effeciency!

Cons: Hand Break Has Very Short Life Span!

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1994 Ford Tempo 4 Dr LX SedanReview
Jamie writes:

Work Beater, But It Gets Me Where I Need To Go — Unfortunatly I am stuck with this work beater until I fix the head gasket on my Lumina. But the plus on the car is it has power seats and I can move them up because I am a short person.

Pros: power seats

Cons: its a pooch

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1994 Ford Tempo 4 Dr GL SedanReview
Christopher writes:

A Seriously Blah Car — This was the third Tempo/Topaz my family bought and it was the best of the bunch, but still just an acceptable car overall. Slow pickup, mediocre handling, lots of road noise, controls in weird/typical Ford places, and generally cheap feeling. It was in an accident at just three weeks old and was never right after that. It never needed major repairs other than that, but it always gave the impression that it was on the verge of having problems. Drove it for over 10 years.

Pros: Inexpensive to own and operate

Cons: cheap in every sense of the word

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1994 Ford Tempo 4 Dr GL SedanReview
Schwartzy writes:
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Well-equipped But Unreliable Transportation — 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. Fuel economy , visibility, and winter driving performance are also slightly better than average. However, reliability and maintenance costs on this model are very high in relation to every other vehicle I've owned. Interior space is tight, particularly the leg room in the back seat, and cargo storage is limited to the trunk as there is no hatchback trim available for this model. I wouldn't recommend the Tempo due to the extremely poor reliability I've experienced with this vehicle. If it weren't for the low reliability, I would highly recommend this vehicle as a daily driver for individuals or couples because it is well-equipped for both city and highway driving.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: Price, Accessories, Parking, Visibility, Fuel Economy

Cons: Maintenance Cost, Reliability, Looks/Style, Interior Space

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Reviews From Other Years

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

1989 Ford Tempo Reviews

Kept On Running Right Up To The End By Davethedude

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 d... Read More

Its A Good Car By Tom

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 iv... Read More

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