"I have owned tempo's and topaz's for 7 years now. the first one I got was a 94 topaz GS. got 30 MPG and was quick for my young age. with nothing but maintenance work, the car lasted 4 years, and over 50000 miles of abuse that I put it though.
since that car, I have owned 6 other tempo's, ranging from parts cars to sellers to my Daily driver, and none of them did I pay over 700 dollars for. For the price, they are a great car."
"This is a great car, it is pretty much so to say a tank. Me and my grandpa have worked on the car because it was sitting in his backyard for 2 years during the winter and every thing, so we replaced the muffler, a bunch of brake lines, the brakes, some belts, and the car has been great, it is my first car and i love it, it has two major problems and one little problem though, the car is simply ugly, and the pickup on speed is terrible. The little problem is no cup holders. My Tempo is a 91 and im now getting a 2002 chevy cavalier, but im not getting it because i hate the tempo, im getting it because i need looks, speed, and cup holders. It is a great car though."
"My parents bought their 1991 Tempo in 1992, it was used with about 10,000 miles on it. It was my mom's car and we drove it all over. Now my dad drives it over 50 miles a day to and from work and around town on the weekends. It has 195,000 miles on it. All my dad has ever done to it is changed the spark plugs once! He changes the oil every 3,000 miles and thats it!
I learned to drive in this car and so did my brother. My dad is going to drive it till the wheels fall off.
I know I will ALWAYS buy American cars, forign cars are OVERRATED; esspecially Toyota, Honda, and Subaru.
I am sure my dad's little Tempo will hit 250,000 miles before anything begins to go wrong with it."
"This vehicle has been in the same care for over 10 years. It runs very well, has had new break work, new heating/cooling panel, tires in great shape, engine runs well and has been very reliable over the years. The floorboard is completely re-welded, new belt in the engine and keeps oil very clean. It can go over 3000 miles before an oil change. I recommend this car for anyone who has a young driver or going back and forth to school and work. Easy to learn the clutch and 5 speed."