I have owned my contour for more than 3
years now and have never had a problem.
The 2.5L V6 is an excellent engine with
a matched 5spd manual transmission. It
has a broad torque curve and will pull
all the way to the redline if needed. I
bought the car with 60k miles on it and
am now at 118k. I have never had any
problems with the car, and have driven
cross country multiple times. I have
been from San Francisco to New York, in
48 hours flat and have not been let
If regular maintenance is performed on
the car I can see these cars pushing
over 200k with no problem.
Traction control that can be turned
off. With the traction control on I
average 28MPG, with the traction
control off I average around 30MPG.