1999 Ford Contour SVT User Reviews

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Rare Svt Vehicle — 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 is beautiful. it is rare and not many out there left.

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

Pros: smooth, sharp, fast and fun

Cons: parts are hard to find and hard to work on cause lack of space

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Fun Car. — 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 thing. It's not horrible on gas. And yes, it's a fun car to drive.

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: It's a stick and it's quick.

Cons: The struts go bad.

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Svt Contour — Handles amazing, duratec25 sounds great, brakes good, total sleeper, and is fun to drive.Quick, sticks, sounds great, well laid out interior, smooth trans, clutch engagement point is a little vague.. fist car though, and I love it. Has been reliable so far for 148,000 miles. Little things i would expect to go wrong are starting to go wrong though.

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

Pros: Fast, handles well, fun to drive

Cons: nothing

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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1999 Contour Svt.. — To be honest, I just bought the car at a repo auction a few weeks ago and who knows what type of upkeep it had recieved until now. It Has 108K on it and the engine is silky smooth, starts up great and sounds tight. From what i've read so far this engine is supposed to be weak on the low end and build power farther up in the rex range. Mine seems to go flat anything over about 4500 or 5000 RPM??? The revs seem to "hang" also. Any suggestions? As far as ride goes its great(once the lower control arms, brakes, tie rod ends and sway bar bushings were replaced). My daily driver is an 05 WRX so I'm a little jaded as far as handling and acceleration is concerned. Maybe without the Subie as a baseline the SVT would seem more pleasing but.........for the money I paid the car is good. Any help with info concerning the weak top end would be appreciated. Thanks

Pros: Styling, ride quality, smooth engine

Cons: Revs hang during shifts,

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Great Car — I loved this car. However, I needed a 4x4 to cross mountains in Oregon and Idaho. Easy ingress/egress, large trunk, fit 4 people easily and was a blast to drive. SVT package (increased HP, better suspension, interior, body kit, brakes) made this contour a fun drive. Ford mechanical issues made this car questionable.

Pros: Style and Go

Cons: Ford

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Fast And Loud!!! — Pribbably the best American sedan ever made!

Pros: Fast, handling,

Cons: was way too loud, but it's my fault. lol

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Fly Past The Cops Like A Mustang But Don't Get Caught! — The definition of a sports sedan. Big performance out of a little car. No aftermarket tuning required! Had the car for a long time, but its holding together and still can zip in and out of traffic like the day it came out of the showroom! No traction control, front wheel drive and massive amounts of torque means this is one of the few cars that can burn out off the line!

Pros: Exhaust note, leather interior, handling, torque

Cons: Ground effects vulnerable to high curbs, audio system isn't exactly Bose

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Just A Great Car — This is a good car for the value of it. almost 10 years old and still worth the value of it.

Pros: fun and gets out of it's own way.

Cons: gotta watch out for modders who don't know what they're doing.

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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4 Door, Fwd, Track Ready — Very few were ever made but if you ever owned or drove one you loved it. SVT took a contour and made something out of it. 2.5L DOHC 24V motor is amazing. suspension is amazing holding through corners, stock tires are BFGoodrich G-force T/A which stick like your shoes to the theater floor.

Pros: 175,000miles! 4 doors, 5spd (on track, highway), rare, strong motor, SVT, turbo upgrades! :)

Cons: 5spd(traffic!!!), NA, FWD, heavy

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1999 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Power Curve — this is one fun car the power curve is extreme when it hits 35000 rpm it really kicks in most people think its got turbo. generalkgb vancouver bc

Owner for 0 years, 6 months

Miles Driven per Year:12,000

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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

1998 Ford Contour SVT Reviews

Awesome By Tom

one of the best cars ive owned. the special veichle team out did themsevles with this car. plenty of power through the rpm range. kind of hard to find one of these for a reasonable price, but well wor... Read More

Second Time Owner. By Robert

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 o... Read More

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