This car fails to meet normal wear and tear, it starts at about 5 years old. First the engine check light come on and no can fix, except for 250 dollars, then they can turn it off. Next, continual problems with the wheel, axles, bearing, alternator assembly; replaced alternator, water heater, timing chain, and last but not least the transmission is shot -- every time I turned something was wrong with this vehicle. What a piece of junk, I will never buy anything again that says Ford or Mazda since my car has a Mazda transmission in it. Need to have over head light in the middle of the car you can't see in the back seat when it's dark.
Ease of driving, cruise control, 4 doors.
First the engine check light , wheel, axles, bearing, alternator assembly, replace alternator, water heater, timing chain, bearings, u-joints and transmission. JUNK IT- This car STINKS, make back doors easier to get thing in and out, square them off not round.
This car is very fun to drive. It handles great and has a lot of power with a small 2.5L V6. I have a SE model which in my opinion looks better and it handles better due to different sway bars and shock valving. No problems with this car, just regular maintenance.
Very comfortable car packed full of
options. Even after 100,000 miles, the
car has plenty of power and
acceleration. I've taken great care of
the car and it still looks and drives
like new. I would highly a Countour SE
if it has been taken care of.
175hp V6, Power leather seats, and a
package that includes everything I
could ever imagine. I love the
New Car Purchase-did
not work by time home(engine
problem) . Shortly after -sunroof
did not work. Shortly after that-
floormattes let off a fume per floor
heat was so hot(Ford said this was
normal). Carpet coming up-
ford refused to fix, but did fix radio
. After 1 year-
rubbers to windows flew off. 3 years-
bottom leaks water so
carpets are all wet in back and
trunck (mildew). Ford refused to fix.
No customer service
after purchase(i.e. beg for a
while yours is being repaired
though you pulled off the lot w/ a
Nice looking vehicle, roomey.
Customer service for repair.
Some kind of 1,000 point check before
your product leaves lot(i.e. make sure
engine runs properly-drive it)