My first new car was a Gray Metallic 1988 Tempo Coupe with the standard 2.3L and an Automatic. I was able to tow a two place snowmobile trailer fine and the Premium Sound system to this day was likely the best I've ever had. (I've had many OEM and expensive after market sound systems over the years.) People could never believe how good that sound system was! A friend of mine had an 18 foot boat with a 150HP Evinrude which loaded with equipment was about 3 thousand pounds or more! The day of a fishing trip 250 miles north my friends Suburban would not start. It turned out later to be a timing chain. It was either stay home or use the Tempo (1500 max tow rating) to tow it, we decided to go for it was still under warranty. The long upward grades we would smell what seemed like molasses but we made there and back no problem. I had the car about another 50k and never had any problems before I traded it in on a 96 Ford Ranger. I don't care what anyone else says but I loved that car. I wish I could have afforded to just store it away rather than trade it in. The only thing that was weird to me was that the tail lights were much different on the coupe and sedan. P.S. Including that Tempo, I am likely one of the rare people who can say I have always purchased an American nameplate vehicle (Ford,Mercury) that was also assembled here in the USA. People call me too old school but don't care, I am proud of it!!
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I have the classic auto air system for my 68 cougar. Started to put in and then the covid hit. The system is amazing and well designed. I was thouroughly impressed when I unboxed everything!
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