By Jeff Moon on
Vehicle1995 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
Review1999 purchase at 45k miles. Drove an average of 500 miles per week first 2 years and only work needed was oil and tire rotation. Hugs the corners well and has great acceleration. Biggest major repair came a month ago when the water pump was replaced at 115k miles. Not much to look at from the outside but very comfortable inside, especially up front. Also impressed with the trunk space for weekend trips and grocery shopping. As mentioned by other reviewers, the check engine light comes on especially at highway speeds, but twice the dealer has looked at with no diagnosis. Also have had the cable release for the hood replaced twice!
Best FeaturesAccelerates and handles well when necessary. Roomy trunk. Comfortable front bucket seats make long rides feel shorter. Not bad for an "economic" mid- size model competing with the Accord and the Camry.
Worst FeaturesDiscontinued after 2000 model. A lot of squeaks and rattles at any speed. Very little room under hood and difficult to perform simple, at-home maintenance.
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