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


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


Best Features

Seats are very comfortable. Good power to weight ratio.


Worst Features

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


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DON'T BUY A 96 CONTOUR!!
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By HateMyCar96
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1996 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


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I had nothing but problems with this car after it hit 50,000 miles!! First the drivetrain and then the radiator and the water pump and then the wheel cylinders whet bad! Don't buy a 96 contour unless you enjoy constant aggervation and automotive problems!


Best Features

The only good thing about this car is I just got in a serious accident yesterday and i am hoping the claims adjustor totals it out!!!


Worst Features

RECALL THEM!! Ford already knows they are horrible cars because they ceased production of them!


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


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


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Nothing But A Problem!
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By Glenn & Pamela Bates
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1996 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


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We bought this car new in 1996. The gas mileage was awful from the start, and the car has been in the shop so many times I've lost count! We kept it serviced regular,and tried to give it the best of care, and still gad to have a new motor at 60,000 miles. We contacted the local ford dealers as well as the Ford headquarters and recieved absolutely no cooperation, so needless to say we never want another Ford!!!! We had the new motor put in and it has still given us nothing but trouble! Noone can seem to fix the hunk of junk! We really believe the old ford joke now, "fix or repair daily!"


Best Features

The only thing positive we can possibly say about this car is the body style is pretty.


Worst Features

Ford needs to listen to the customers in situations of this nature and do whatever it takes to make things right and make the customer happy. Because of their neglect and no care attitude we will never purchase another ford product!


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