The 2nd generation of the Tempo has a cumulative PainRank™ of 0.95. That can be compared against other Ford generations. Shopping for a Ford? This generation is generally a good bet.
Owners of the 1989–1994 Tempo model years have sent in 26 complaints on CarComplaints.com. We've listed the three most common below. Most are about the engine (50%) followed by the fuel system (15%) and the cooling system (11%).