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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Quick Connie — The 2.5L DOHC engine is amazing! Mine, after a little bit of work, is pushing 240 horses to the front wheel. the five speed tranny is soild, but i know the automatics are junk. I call my connie my drag car cause it only wants to go in a straight line. Handling could be better. My only compliant is that at take off it wheel hops like no other.

Pros: Power

Cons: automatic transmitions

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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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Best Car I've Ever Had..... — This has got to be the best car I have ever owned. This car is pushing 167k and since I've owned it thier has only been three problems besides the standard maintaince that is required for ever automobile. The first is the headlights. This appears to be a common problem with Ford vehicles. My '88 Mustang, 94' T-Bird, Wife's 94' Tempo, Cusin's 95' Probe, and my buddies 96' Ranger. The lights allow moisture in "bad seals" and lenses hav a cloudy foged over look. The second is the hvac switch for the fan. Only the low and high settings work. The last is the interior lights. They seem to have a mind of thier own. They work off and on with no reason why? Other than those few and minor flaws it is hands down the best value I've ever had in an auto. If anyone is strapped for cash and needs a good car pick one up...

Pros: Fuel economy, durability, and cost

Cons: Plain styling, Ford headlights, tight engine quarters

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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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Good First Car — It was my first car. I learned how to drive stick with it. It was pretty nice for a first car. I liked that it had alloy wheels. It was a long time ago, but it seemed to handle okay and be zippy enough for a teenager. It saved me in a 45+ mph crash, but was totalled.

Pros: Inexpensive, available in manual, great gas mileage

Cons: none

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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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My Favorite Car Ever, At Least That I Have Owned. — Great handling little car, not enough power. Cheap as hell insurance and fairly good mileage. Taught me a lot owning it cause I was constantly modifying something. The manual trans swap really woke it up.

Pros: Amazing handling with the correct aftermarket parts.

Cons: 125hp and a automatic.

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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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It Still Runs! — I love the fact that I've never had anything major wrong with the car. It runs very well, and I get great gas mileage. The car is old, but it drives fine!

Pros: No Computer Chips going out, No Major work, Easy to work on.

Cons: Color, static from the seats, comfort.

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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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A Car That Does Its Job — The car is good, takes you to where you want to go, and is mostly reliable with maybe the odd quirk here and there.

Pros: good on gas for a V6, good vision lines

Cons: some minor mechanical and electrical problems, crappy cupholders

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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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Sweet Little A To B Car — don't expect a porsche... its a quick little car, reliable, interior is sturdy, not many problems EXCEPT the transmission, its is a very weak tranny to begin with so don't race around with it or it will fail you, but if you drive it nicely is should last a while... the appearance it not the greatest but don't judge a book by its cover!

Pros: cheap, sturdy, reliable

Cons: weak transmission, ugly exterior

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1996 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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Is A Good Car — CUp holders easily brokes carpet is very hard to clean some electrical problems

Owner for 1 years, 2 months

Miles Driven per Year:10,000

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Displaying 11 - 18 of 18 1996 Ford Contour reviews.

Reviews From Other Years

2000 Ford Contour Reviews

Contour By James

Well Its a FORD so its gotta be a great car the power of this cars 2.5L v6 is kinda slugish in the low RPM Range but get it wound up past 3500 and shes ready to go. I love driving this car and I would... Read More

Best Car I've Owned By Mandy

I have the V6, and I absolutely love it! I average 24 mpg, and I am pretty hard on it. It is much faster than the 4 cylineder, and I have had almost no problems. Performance is great for a sedan. ... Read More

1999 Ford Contour Reviews

Good, Depends On Who You Buy It From. By Charles

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. Read More

Worst Car I've Ever Had By Kidd1214

This is the worst car I've ever had . For a 2.5l v6 the engine sucks . The dash peels back cause ford sucks and pretty much the rest of the car is freaking terrible . I can't wait till I get a new car... Read More

1998 Ford Contour Reviews

1998 Ford Contour By JimMagD

The car still runs good after 209k miles and 16+ years of ownership, have performed all the maintenance work myself to save the labor costs over the years. This includes; brakes, shocks, struts, beari... Read More

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

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

An Awesome Car. By Joel

Despite being a lowly GL ATX I4, this car was fun to drive and very comfortable. The build quality was somewhat mediocre, and reliability was overall good, but the CD4E ATX seems prone to catastrophi... Read More

1995 Ford Contour Reviews

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

Given to me by my dad for college, it was great. Still today it is the best handling car I've driven regularly. The V6 DOHC was perfect for the car, great for highway driving. Not much space, howeve... Read More

Great Second Car. By escort88

Great car for the runs to the store and small trips. Dependable vehicle with minor repair being the only problems. Cramped space when working in the engine compartment. Easy to customize with your ... Read More

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