My SVT Contour really has been an excellent car ever since I first bought it. I saw it in an auto locater mag. It had 44,000 miles, black w/ tan interior, and I stopped my car shopping instantly. My '99 Ford is not my daily driver so it doesn't get too many miles on it a year. I do however show it at local car shows and plan for a national event this year. It is definitly not a "trailer queen" though. I love to drive it! The car has great throttle response and power for most people to enjoy, and the motor sounds great when you give it what it seems to love...to go faster. It is no longer stock after over $5000 invested in performance and style upgrades and it's better!
Favorite feature is the way the car makes me feel. It really is a great, fun to drive, Americsn sporty sedan that I continue to improve with the end goal of having a race car spec SVT Contour.
Less plastic looking interior parts in the SVT. All wheel drive, six speed tranny