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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 (20 total reviews)

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Still great after 8 years

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Vehicle: 2000 Ford Contour SVT 4dr Sedan

Ok - I bought this car 2/00, so I've had it a while. I drive hard, and went 115k before replacing the clutch. Other than a warped dash (fixed under warranty) and a foghorn sound (web showed me how to fix), I have had no real issues with this car. It's still a very solid and reliable performer, and very fun to drive. Yeah, I get made fun of a lot for driving a Contour, but every time I throw it into a turn or hear the exhaust note when I gun it, I still grin (although don't get into the SVT after test driving the new M3 and expect to still feel impressed). Still a great buy if you ask me -- especially considering that you don't see yourself coming and going everyday.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

2000 svt contour

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Vehicle: 2000 Ford Contour SVT 4dr Sedan

Great car, fun to drive, good looking, rare and best of all a great value. A very European sports sedan "made in USA". Not terribly fast or macho, but an excellent handling car in the tradition of BMW but at a fraction of the price. And the exhaust note is perfect, a nice burble at cruise and a snarl when used hard. Oh, and good gas mileage!

My 2000 svt

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Vehicle: 2000 Ford Contour SVT 4dr Sedan

I love the way the car looks, and the way it handles, and runs most of the time. Have had some very expensive repair bills however. Needed to fix timing belt tensioner, ended up getting valve job, new head gasket, etc. Also rusting on roof along the rubber channel. Fuel pump acted up when gas was below 3/4 full. When accelerating would hesitate, but when tank full ran like a bat out of h! Replaced original KDW tires at 25000, terrible noise! Since then, other tires are much better. Overall, the car still looks great, the leather is starting to look a little tired, but it's real quick and take the curves like a champ. Wife has a 2004 Jetta GLI (6 cyl),fast, but handling not there.

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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