1998 Ford Contour SVT User Reviews

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    1998 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    35

    Great Car Fast As Can Be. — Good car very fast, Yamaha 24 Value 2.5 Liter engine pushing out about 235 horse. 5 speed tranny couldn't be much better, Aerodynamics are so so could have been a 2 door. It is pretty cheap to own minus gas 91 octane plus. Very fun to drive and very very fast car.

    Pros: Engine, Interior, and SVT

    Cons: Gas, Gas, and Gas

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    1998 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    My 1998 Contour Svt — I love this car. Turns heads everywere i go and it has good power fot the size of the vehicle. I know these cars like the back of my hand and they are so easy to work on if you know what you are doing. The exhaust on this car sounds mean and it has enough bite to go along with its bark.

    Pros: The paint suspension and performance

    Cons: Sits to low to drive all year around and takes premium fuel

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful.
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    Great First Car — Other than the body kit that breaks with the slightest touch its a great car... its probably just the way i drive... haha

    Pros: Good gas MPG... Fast... Nice Interior .... good looking car

    Cons: The body kit is a little cheap

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    Meh — I shouldnt have bought it in the first place, it was an impulse buy and I believe I inherited someone elses problems. The car was totaled but it was supercharged. Issue after issue has made me really not like the car, even though its the same as the Cougar, just with a LOT more power.

    Pros: The supercharger, good handling, built trans.

    Cons: Ford cheapness on some parts, previous owner abuse/neglect on others.

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    1998 Ford Contour SVT Review
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    My Svt — Car handles and looks amazing Best handling car in its class 2 years in a row. Could use a little moe horse power! Never had a major problem with it yet!

    Pros: Awesome handling, Looks great, good power for the price!

    Cons: Ford should not have used Star bolts, Should have used standard allen bolts!!! Not very much room in the back for being a 4 door car!

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    1998 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Svt On A Budget. — The Ford Contour was Ford's budget sedan for a lot of the 1990s and why they decided to create the SVT version is beyond me. If you're going in a straight line the car refuses to be fast. NOBODY should try to race a car like this on a track. The car is also built fairly poorly. I think it's an interesting car, but I don't get it.

    Pros: very affordable used, 200hp, uh... fog lamps?

    Cons: poor build, engine issues, ugly as hell, only sporty if you never turn

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    1998 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    Sleeper — car handles awesome, has comfy interior, is fast enough to hang with BMWs and is just a neat car

    Pros: fast, strong motor, and nice interior

    Cons: not very turbo friendly, gas mileage isn't great, premium gas is your only option

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    1998 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD Sedan Review
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    265

    Second Time Owner. — This being my second one, I fell in love with it. The motor is a little picky, but shes quick, good gas mileage, and not many issues with it. I love how these cars look with the SVT appearance kit on it. Maintenance costs aren't too bad, and this car is ALWAYS a blast to drive.

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: 28mpg and 200hp

    Cons: a little heavy.

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    Limited Production Svt Vehicle, Sporty, Great Ride, Great Performance And Easy On The Wallet. — Definitely a nice limited production car to own. It has some downfalls, but despite the few issues that are out there this car is an all around excellent car to own. It's somewhat rare to see on the streets, has good gas mileage and has a very unique sporty look.

    Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

    Pros: Overall an excellent sporty sedan that you can drive your friends around in and get good gas mileage.  Since it was a limited production vehicle for only 3 years there are not very many around.

    Cons: Could use more power from the factory.  Poor oil circulation for engine.

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    Cannot Go Wrong — Where to start??? I LOVE THIS CAR!!! Everything about this car is wonderful! It handles great, accelerates excellent, brakes superbly. I paid $1450 for this car with 142K on the odometer. It sure doesnt act like it has that high of mileage. As soon as i got home from buying the car, i did a little research on the car and found out that it is actually a 1998.5 and is one of 2050 built for that year, and one of 779 that were black!!! I think i made out fairly well on this particular deal. The interior is Midnight Blue leather and is very comfortable, both front and rear seats :-) Ad as far as gas mileage, can't quite get a real feel for it considering i am having waaaaay too much fun driving it! its rated at 20/29 mpg, which is about what ive been averaging. Like i said earlier, everything about this car is superb! It is almost too fun to drive. the motor revs freely, shifts are quick and precise, brakes actually stop (unlike my previous car) and the ride quality for having a sport suspension is quite forgiving. I havent driven a car which is this exhilerating to drive, and it wants to be driven, begging to go faster and turn harder. I plan on keeping this one for a while!

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: FUN, FUN, FUN!!!

    Cons: NONE, NONE, NONE!!!  except for the potential water pump problem, which is because of ford's ingenious plan to use plastic instead of metal impellors.  could really use a sixth gear...or possiblyt a taller fifth gear.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    2000 Ford Contour SVT Reviews

    Awesome Car But Outdated By Today's Standards By ostey

    In 2000, this car was one the fastest sedans out there. Today, 200 Hp is pretty standard but it's still fun to drive. I've had very few issues with this car. The only major maintenance I had to do was... Read More

    Overall Well-manufactured Vehicle By Volami

    A thrill to drive, bites the curves. I just bought the car so 0 repairs so far. My 98 svt had no major problems. Pleasing appearance inside and out. On the down side, w/gas prices, premium fuel gets e... Read More

    1999 Ford Contour SVT Reviews

    Rare Svt Vehicle By Jay

    Drives like a dream, passes all perfomance tests, great looks, 5 speed, huge engine into small sedan, lots of power, love the looks, from headlights to the dual exhaust, roar of the engine and feeling... Read More

    Fun Car. By Justine

    Overall it's a nice car. It accelerates pretty quickly and the handling is okay. It's got some years on it so it has needed repairs. I'm not to keen on the leather interior but I guess that's a good t... Read More

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