"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."
"Watched this car leave on it's last tow truck ride after 17 long expensive years of ownership, and breathed a huge sigh of relief. It ran great for 1 1/2 years, then became a near-constant drain on my personal finances as well as allowing me (and my two cats) to become well acquainted with every service station and tow truck operator between Kentucky and Pennsylvania. The best thing I can say about it is this: put snow tires on it and it could go anywhere a 4-wheel drive or humvee could --best car I ever drove in the snow. Other than that, it was a piece of junk, and by the time I finally got rid of it, it was actually no longer a Ford---it was a NAPA!"