1999 Ford Contour User Reviews

1999 Ford Contour Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars3.5 out of 5 stars 3.5 / 5
  • Appearance:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5
  • Overall: 3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars3.4 out of 5 stars 3.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 9 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"power" 3 reviews
"cheap ride" 2 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 2 reviews

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Sean writes:
1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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3

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It gets me from A to B, hasn't died yet.

Cons

It's a Ford.

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99 Ford Contour Se — Performance: Accelerates nicely, handles well. Build Quality: Solid and reliable if you keep up with the maintenance. Cost of Ownership: Gets about 28 mpg hwy, 20 mpg city. Fun Factor: OK to drive. More About My Car: Pain in the ass to repair.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Charles writes:
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Looks great. The car drove good after I bought it and I fixed it.

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It died on me a week later. Again I blame previous owner.

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Good, Depends On Who You Buy It From. — I bought it from a lady. I didn't get title. I got the car to work. It did good. There were minor problems, I blame more on the previous owner not taking care of it. Generally it was a good car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jeff writes:
1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE Sedan Review
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cheap, reliable, fun to drive

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Transmissions are known to be weak, low resale value unless you have the SVT

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Best 900 Bucks I Ever Spent — Performance: Lots of power for a economy 4 door because of the 2.5 v6 Plus it has a 5 speed so you have the fun factor. Build quality: I got it as a reconstructed car and there is very little damage but it set off the airbags which broke the windshield which is a dumb design flaw. Appearance: Looks pretty sporty for a 4 door sedan, stock wing. Cost of ownership: Cheap so far but i have some basic maintenance things to do to it soon. Fun Factor: Sporty little sedan with plenty of power for a little bit of fun

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
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easy to drive, handles well, gets good gas mileage

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sometimes difficult to work on, too easy to spin the tires, performance upgrades are hard to come by, alternators are a PITA to change

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Great First Car, Fun To Drive Spiritedly Yet Still Has Good Gas Mileage — Performance- good acceleration, braking, and handling Build Quality- Alternators don't last long and are hard to replace, Coil springs prone to breakage Appearance- nice styling with smooth body lines Cost of ownership- gas mileage is good, alternators don't last long Fun factor- Very easy to drive and fun to drive. The V6 has plenty of power and the gears in the 5 speed manual are just right for fun spirited driving

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Alex writes:
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cheap to drive

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acceleration

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Bigger Motor — Performance,acceleration, braking, handling-all pretty good. Build Quality, has it needed repairs,, does it squeak/rattle-nope. Appearance both interior and exterior styling, it looks nice.Cost of Ownership, gas mileage, maintenance, overall its pretty cheap.Fun Factor, is this car fun to drive? It is fun to drive when I want it to be.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Quincy writes:
1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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i love my car

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not much

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I Love It, Easy To Work On, And Its Got 150k Miles And Runs Like A Champ — I love this car, its always been faithful and it is pretty spunky and i can hit 100 mph no problem. As for acceleration, its not bad at all. Its very fun to drive and i am quite glad mine is a manual.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kyle writes:
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Comfortable, roomy, gas mileage

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Love The Car And Suggest It To Everybody, Great First Car — I LOVED my Contour, it was the most comfortable car I have ever driven and it fit all of my friends comfortably. Being 6'6" finding a car that I have legroom in is hard to come by. It was able to haul a** when needed also.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Ethan writes:
1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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fuel economy

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cheaply built

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Good To Save Gas Money... — Good little run around car, not somthing to brag about though... Sheetmetal is very easily dented, car runs rough with the ac on. The five speed is a must, the car is powerless up hills. good cheap ride, fairly cheap to fix.

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Oleg writes:
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basically everything

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hard to find parts for

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77k Miles And Still Solid. — Bought this car for 10k some years ago, with 47k miles. It goes 0-60 a lot faster than my subaru, has quick braking and turns on a dime. Great mileage for an old car...I'ce worked it to 79k miles and all i had to do was replace the starter. It's a comfortable, quiet car...it's great for the city or highway. Great daily driver.

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Jerrybear writes:
1999 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX Sedan Review
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It looks good....but that's as good as it's going to get.

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Cheap parts break easily and can only be replaced by the dealer at high prices.

Jerrybear
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I Will Never Buy Another Ford, Especially A Contour — The Ford Contour I bought runs good and is comfortable to drive, but the parts on it are extremely cheaply made and break very easily, especially the handles to roll up the windows. All 4 of them broke and I can only get them at the dealer, for $16.00 each. That's insane! On top of that, the majority of the parts that break are only available from the dealer at HUGE prices. The dipstick broke because it is made of cheap plastic, and it broke off right at the dipstick tube, so I almost didn't get it out. The dashboard curled up due to heat from the sun and can't be fixed, only replaced (by the dealer of course). The car has been a constant annoyance and I can't wait to trade it in on a non-Ford auto as soon as possible. I HATE this car and now I know why everybody rags on Fords. They are very cheaply built and you can't get replacement parts anywhere except the dealer.

Owner for 4 years, 0 months

Primary Use: Family transportation

Miles Driven per Year:1,000

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1998 Ford Contour Reviews

Reliable To Be Driven For 16 Years By demouyja

I like how it has been running for 16 years, and I like how it drives, It gets annoying though when the transmission slips, and also when the speedometer doesn't work, neither does the gas gauge, but ... Read More

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1997 Ford Contour Reviews

Runs Good, Needs Some Work. By Adam

It just has a 4-banger 2.0L 65,000 miles on it. It runs alright but, we got a motor swap, same motor & tranny. the motor died at 50,000 miles. Its not to fun to drive. Runs good tho. The interior smel... Read More

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1996 Ford Contour Reviews

Decent Enough Car To Recommend To A Friend. By Andrew

poor acceleration of the line, but rides decent at 70 mph. decent handling even when you power into the corners. the 2.0L engine could use a few more horsepower, and maybe more torque. decent interior... Read More

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1995 Ford Contour Reviews

Great Car For Everyday And Solo Roadtrips, Would Recommend A Well-maintained One. By Austin

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