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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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Sporty Transportation With 4 Doors — This car was a last chance for transportation my last option.... And it has treated me fairly well Suspension has issues @ 138,000 miles any car will stiff suspension holds corners well but you can feel each pebble on the road's surface.... mediocre fuel mileage 19-26-ish mpg 0-60 around 9-ish seconds.... manual tranny "sporty gear ratios" means it revs like crazy but burns gas just as fast i started out hating it but have grown used to it's annoying problems like the squeeks rattles pops and snaps and the doors stick open and the locks stick closed 170bhp isn't too bad for a 2.5L v6 I'd say if it is in your price range and runs good get it..... but only with 4 wheel disk brakes the drums are horrible on the base models

Pros: great pickup nice interior stick shift

Cons: fuel economy is bad for small car and

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr GL SedanReview
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My Baby — I love my car!!! It runs like a charm... I would marry it if I swang that way... I bough tit for 2050... ive out 1300 in it... They are expensive cars... When you buy a used car be sure to get a carfax report... but yeah... thats my baby!

Pros: amazing

Cons: expensive

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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98 Ford Contour — Parents had bought this car for a started car for me when I first started driving. Cant really remember the miles. about 83,000. Ran great, handled good. Never had a problem with the car, only brake line leaks in the rear. Pretty good on gas. Loved to drive the car. Car was considered totaled way before I was ready to get rid of it. All because of a rock that was thrown through the back windshield, hitting the roof. Cost of repairs was greater than vaule of the car. Hope they didnt scrap it!

Pros: Performance, Appearance, Fun

Cons: Gas prices

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Contour!!!! — 2.5 L V6 Duratec DOHC Engine 170 hp @ 6250 RPM Five-speed manual, short throw shifter, two spider gears, synchronized reverse gear 0-60 MPH in 8.4 sec. 15" aluminum alloy Rims ** Well this car was good while it was running, and was quick on her feet, but i just cant afford the repair bills for her anymore :( **

Pros: Big engine for its class, very fast.

Cons: Repair bills got to much, had to take her off the road

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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First Car! — First car, bought it off my aunt for $2500 in 2005. Over the past three years have had to replace the oxygen sensors, front and rear brakes, tires, , tie rods, headers w/ converters, manifold gaskets, and vacuum lines. Pretty much $2000 in repairs.

Pros: Good gas mileage, reliable, sporty

Cons: It's a Ford.

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr LX SedanReview
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Good Car But Not Very Modern — It is good for ford, but it is not in production any more. Not many around. Some wiring problems but maybe that is just my specific car.

Pros: very safe like getting rear-ended, good mpg

Cons: not good power unless you get the V6.  air-conditioning takes away some of the hpr

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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With Some Aftermarket Parts Its A Lot Of Fun. — The 2.5L V6 was a blast. Had an after market intake and it brought it alive! Its a 10 year design so the build quality isn't up to today's standards.

Pros: V6 engine is amazing.

Cons: Needs an aftermarket sport suspension to really bring out the fun.

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Trash. — Bought the car in May of 2002 based on riding in a friend's vehicle once, and several reviews which likened it to a poor man's BMW 3-series. EVERYTHING broke on this vehicle within months of purchase. Water pump blew out the day I purchased it, followed by a thrown rod (new engine needed) and a broken clutch six months later. Soon after, transmission exploded catastrophically, and required yet another clutch. After THAT, the slave cylinder failed, and was replaced three times before working (somewhat) properly. Not to mention numerous problems with HVAC, window switches, headlights, brake lights, windows, and a broken seat (how does that even happen?). I spent more money in parts and labor fixing the car than I did when I purchased it (for $7000) Top it all of with poor fuel economy, an engine that bogged like crazy, a sloppy manual gearbox with a grinding third gear, and unimpressive looks. I am glad to be rid of this worthless money pit.

Pros: Good engine sound. That's IT.

Cons: Everything.

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Found. On. Road. Dead. — interior was nice, rode really smooth. was a 4 cylinder that took a little time to get up to speed on the highway, but once it was going it was good. the catalytic converter went (just barely under warrenty) and had to be replaced, bunch or little things would go wrong/stop working properly with it. got rid of it at like 90k mileage mark.

Pros: compact car, rode smooth, looked cute

Cons: ford made it...

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1998 Ford Contour 4 Dr SE SedanReview
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Cheap And Reliable..so Far! — I bought this car for 2000 dollars, it had 68k miles and it was in mint condition, cause an old lady owned it. She baby'd the hell out of it, so i took her up on the deal. It has the Duratec V6, 5 speed, power everything, sunroof, its green, and its got rims...

Pros: clean, fast, cheap, 5spd.

Cons: looks are a little on the old people side, nothing an svt body kit wouldnt take car of!

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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

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

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

1996 Ford Contour By Steve

Bought this vehicle when I lived in Kansas City so my wie could have a better car to drive. It was fuel efficient, was comfortable, but became crampt for longer trips. What I did like about this veh... 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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