When I bought this wonderful car about 3 years ago I imediately fell in love with the body style, the power, the performance, and it's confortable. My dads friend was selling the car and I wanted it the first minute I saw it cause I didn't want him to change his mind. So if you can get one of these beautiful cars then I would consider it.
I would want to be able to modify it a little more, and it could have a little more horses under the hood (about 50 more) and if Ford could make something like this again!
This car is the ultimate sleeper. I love walking outside to jump in my SVT Contour for work everyday. I've won many small town car shows with it and placed in the bigger car shows such as Nopi and FFW. Its my DD and hasn't left me stranded. 152,000 on the clock and still runnin' strong!
The secondaries, brakes, interior, all around performance.
Bigger engine, different interior color. Stronger transaxle.
I did not keep this car for long. I loved it when I bought it, and I still loved it when I sold it 2 weeks ago. The performance didn't disappoint, trust me, unless you are used to a huge V8, this car won't. The exhaust burble sounded great, but it couldn't make up for the downfalls. In 15,000 miles I had to replace numerous items that were not wear items at all. The seats got lots of wear in them in the time that I owned the car, even though I conditioned them every other week. The last straw was the trunk. It had a leak that I couldn't get to stop, so I decided to cut my losses and sell it while I was still ahead... or behind!
Exhaust burble, power driver's seat, 5 speed, sleeper styling, V8 power from a small V6, handling.
Make cars that don't let the outside in! Also, better quality leather and plastics would be nice. The headlights shouldn't fog up so much. And if there were a little bit better ground clearance, I wouldn't have shaved off so much of the ground effects on driveways and stuff!
Such a lie (quality is job one) More like sick car of the century! I have had a miss for 6 months and have replaced every major component on this car - from the brakes to the fuel pump and the coil (3 times). It has an overheating issue that could be a head gasket and have been stranded at least 3 times. I have the SVT model that is great but do not buy unless you are rich. I had to join a support forum just to keep sane. All else aside - if I could just find the miss it would be good.
The seats and the handling.
Better engine testing for reliability and more active recalls.
I love the sound this car's engine makes during hard acceleration! Just spent $600 on a new water pump (an inherent Ford weakness) and an oxygen sensor, but most of that was labor because every thing's shoehorned inside the car. Bought it with 64,000 miles in perfect condition, but I've skinned it up, mostly on steep driveways.