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2000 Ford Contour SVT Sedan


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Ford Contour SVT Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 200 hp @ 6600 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Ford Contour SVT

  • For pure road-going thrills in a well thought-out package, the Contour makes for a fun car at a great price.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Powerful V6 engine, impressive handling, good value.

  • Cons

    Fussy radio controls, lack of refinement.

  • What's New for 2000

    The 2000 Contour is unchanged from 1999.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (30 total reviews)

Ford torus 1999

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Contour SVT

Mostly reliable, once a year needs repair/maintenance, twice tuneup and oil change

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What a ride!

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Contour SVT

My experience over the 10 years that I owned my SVT was very positive. In 115,000 miles the only repair costs that I had was the water pump needed to be replaced and the radio wiring needed to be repaired, both of which were under $750.00 combined. Otherwise, this was a very reliable car that was a kick to drive! Almost all the miles I put on it were city driving (stop/start/potholes,etc..) and the engine was as good the day I sold it as it was the day I test drove it at the Ford dealership. I just bought a 2008 Ford Taurus and I will buy another Ford when it comes time to move onto the next. I have several friends with foreign cars that had a lot more trouble than I ever did with my Contour

1999 contour svt

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Vehicle: 1999 Ford Contour SVT

I'm not sure about the previous owner of this car, I purchased it with 97000 miles on it. It now has 117000, I have dropped the tranny in this car 3 times in this time. When I bought it, 2 days later 3rd gear was found to be chipped and caused a grinding when shifting into it. Following that the shift control assembly failed, had that replaced for $600.00 from ford. Just recently the differential blew up! There are now 2 small holes in the transmission housing and finding a new differential or even an aftermarket lsd is not cheap by any means. Again I don't know how the car was driven or taken car of but it has caused me nothing but large problems since I bought it.

Gas Mileage


  • 18
  • cty
  • 27
  • highway
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Full 2000 Ford Contour SVT Review

What's New for 2000

The 2000 Contour is unchanged from 1999.

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things: 1) in mid-2001 Ford will phase out the Contour SVT and replace it with a 170hp 4-cylinder SVT Focus sedan; 2) also in mid-2001 Ford may eliminate the 2.0L Zetec and replace it with a 2.3L 4-...

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