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1996 Ford Contour

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Mary's review
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By Mary dore
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1996 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

Ease of driving, cruise control, 4 doors.


Suggested Improvements

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.


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Great Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By robertn78
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1996 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

V6 power and body kit.


Suggested Improvements

Interior leather and plasics.


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Please with Contour
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By Solomons-Isle
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1996 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


Review

Very pleased with car. Bought it nes off the lot. Car has been very realiable and is fun to drive.


Favorite Features

Seats are very comfortable. Good power to weight ratio.


Suggested Improvements

Cant always see speedometer. Speed transducer in transmission is plastic and needs replacement every 50,000 miles


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What a great car... even after seven yrs
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By Jackcarteryahoo
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1996 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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.


Favorite Features

175hp V6, Power leather seats, and a package that includes everything I could ever imagine. I love the moonroof.


Suggested Improvements

Don't discontinue it.


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By mia thyberg
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1996 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


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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 replacement vehicle while yours is being repaired though you pulled off the lot w/ a faulty vehicle)


Favorite Features

Nice looking vehicle, roomey.


Suggested Improvements

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)


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