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Eleven Year Ownership.
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By D.Adams Contour LX
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1996 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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This car has been one of the most reliable and economical I have owned, especially after 11 years of mostly city driving in San Antonio,Texas.


Best Features

The extra features of the LX model and its pleasant interior.


Worst Features

Seat adjustments for drivers of small stature could be improved. I have had to use extra cushions in the driver's seat.


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Great Value
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By John Snider
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1996 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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This has beren a great vehicle! The only major repairs have bee replacing the timing belt at 90,000 miles and the front wheel bearings at 102,000 miles. The car holds the road great and still has good acceleration. It has been paid off for a few years now and is still running fine.


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Excellent value
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By NMRN
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1996 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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Bought it 4 years ago from owner.. Been a Ford expected a lot of issue. So far only one minor issue. Front power window actuator broke. Wish I had the larger engine, but even with the 2L (Shift stick) it is fun to drive. For what I paid for it, It was plesent surprise, especialy performence and handling, but alos reliability.


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Hardly a problem
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By Daveeeee
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1996 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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This car gets about 25 or 26 mpg and has been very reliable.


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Worth the Money
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By BobMac
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1996 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


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I think that if Ford stuck with this car for as long as Japanese Co. usaully do, then they would have a winner. It takes time to work out gremlins. If the driver follows the owner manual checkups and replaces the timing belt at 60,000, then you may get a good car for the money. Before you buy: check heater switch, battery life, AC life, headlight connectors.


Best Features

Split rear seat, 5 speed transmission, cab foward design, gas mileage, and cost of ownership!


Worst Features

Buy the 6 cyl, 1997 or newer, 15" wheels, tilt wheel.


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