2000 Ford Contour SVT User Reviews

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Awesome Car But Outdated By Today's Standards — In 2000, this car was one the fastest sedans out there.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 replace the oxygen sensors in order for the engine light to turn off. Luckily I could do it myself and save a lot of cash paying a mechanic.

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

Pros: Fun to drive. Sporty and roomy. A classic sports sedan.

Cons: Premium gas only. Had to replace O2 sensors at 80,000 miles.

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Overall Well-manufactured Vehicle — 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 expensive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: A hot ride at an affordable price

Cons: Premium fuel

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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It's My 4-door Mustang. — My SVT has been a good car. It has great acceleration (ultra responsive), good top end speed (i've hit over 140mph), great exhaust note, nice tight steering, and great all-around handling (especially for a front wheel drive). Mine has nice leather and power everything. Mine has given me loads of problems, including the need for lots of new suspension parts, a new clutch, shift cables, etc. My sunroof doesn't work and my overhead light console fell off. Other than that, I love it. I get anywhere between 13 and 23 mpg depending on how I drive (usually around 19). Besides the repairs, tires and brakes and oil are average cost, and everything else is cheap. It performs just fine in the snow (including donuts), and i like the foglights. It has good trunkspace and a average backseat. Customization/aftermarket parts aren't really made for this car, but that's okay if all you want is new wheels and exhaust kinda stuff. If you can get a good deal on this car, buy one. It's good performance for the price- I've beat mustangs. It's also practical, I take it snowboarding.

Pros: Performance, handling, practicality, value.

Cons: Not the best looks, not very well built.

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Svt Baby — This may have been one of the fastest cars I have ever owned. It had a SVT Designed 2.5 liter engine, five speed transmition, nice aggressive body kit and good stereo. Parts were expensive, and everyone I ever drove needed third gear synocrollnisers replaced.

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

Pros: Favorit Car

Cons: Expensive to work on

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Worlds Fastest Contour — Was what I called a 'sleeper.' Lots of fun with lots of power. A suspension change made all the difference with this car. It would top out at about 158 mph (actually computer would hold it). Would love to have kept this car and raced it.

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

Pros: Very responsive

Cons: Very soft supension (Replace it!)

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Best Perfprmance Bang For Your Buck — Its a great little handleing car and does rather well in a straight line. Has alll wheels disc breaks so stops on a dime. It does has some transmission problems but once you get that squared away its a blast to drive.

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

Pros: Handles like a dream

Cons: Tranny problems

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Contour Svt — This car is amazing! The best thing about it is that they are rare. I have seen more Maserati's that I have CSVTs. It will keep up with the best of them (BMWs, Mercedes, etc.) and I love it that most people are surprised when I whiz past them and all they hear is a deep, exotic growl from the exhaust. It gets decent gas mileage (I'm averaging about 23-24 mpgs, with no highway driving). I have had to have it into the shop quite a few times in the month and a half that I have owned the car. I expect once I get everything taken care of and I know the maintenance history to the tee, it will be an incredibly reliable car that is as exotic as it is fast.

Pros: performance, style, body lines, rarity, exotic exhaust growl, standard leather seats, sunroof, decent gas mileage for performance

Cons: fit and finish, some parts of the car look and seem cheap (it's a Ford, though)

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Fast For The Money! — The 2000 Ford Contour is final Contour year offered in the states. The SVT was offered for a few years prior to termination of this model. The Mondeo is the non-U.S. version (still in production) and can be seen in movies like Casino Royal (Beginning of film). The 2000 SVT offers 200HP 170 ft/lbs of torque at higher rev's. The car handles better than some BWM's (personal experience) and can really hold it's own on top speed. 143 MPH electronically limited isn't bad for the price tag. The 5 speed manual tranny is a breeze, with short throws and smooth transitions. I've added many engine / transmission modifications that really give the car a boost.

Pros: Speed, cost, looks, underestimated by others, overall style, leather seats, easy modifications...simply put, GREAT CAR!

Cons: Dash board window vent pops up. Premium octane recommended. Moosing sound when cold. Original fuel pump issues. 3 gear drive-ability issues. Rough suspension.  

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Good For The Price. Great To Drive. — The quality of this car is the biggest issue. I'm afraid it fits the axiom "fix or repair daily". Witht that being said, this is a wonderful car to drive. The sound of the engine is very throaty. Grip and handling are superb. The power band is solid and pulls in every gear. It isn't the most powerful car on the road, but the 2.5 liter V6 puts out 200 hp, and will can keep up with high end cars. The leather seats are very attractive and provide great lateral support via the heavy bolstering. This isn't a car to take to the local 1/4 mile, instead head to the twisties and stretch her legs. Overall a very fun and quick ride.

Pros: Quick and fun.  Great sound.

Cons: Par quality

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2000 Ford Contour SVT 4 Dr STD SedanReview
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Good Fun For The Price. — The quality of this car is the biggest issue. I'm afraid it fits the axiom "fix or repair daily". Witht that being said, this is a wonderful car to drive. The sound of the engine is very throaty. Grip and handling are superb. The power band is solid and pulls in every gear. It isn't the most powerful car on the road, but the 2.5 liter V6 puts out 200 hp, and will can keep up with high end cars. The leather seats are very attractive and provide great lateral support via the heavy bolstering. This isn't a car to take to the local 1/4 mile, instead head to the twisties and stretch her legs. Overall a very fun and quick ride.

Pros: Great to drive

Cons: Par at best quality

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Reviews From Other Years

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

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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