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1996 Ford Contour Sedan

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Nothing But A Problem!
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By Glenn & Pamela Bates
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Contour Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

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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Many miles, still running
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By MNDriver
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1996 Ford Contour Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

I have 173,000 miles on the contour and
it still runs very well. No loss in
compression or fuel mileage. Had to
replace 2 power window motors, timing
belt tensioner, and front ball joints.
I hope to get 200k miles before I send
it to its final resting place!


Best Features

Engine reliabilty, gas mileage, and handling.


Worst Features

Better location for oil filter. Fold- down rear seats (not sure if that was an option).


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Excellent Engine -- Poor Suspension
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By Sweep1120
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Vehicle

1996 Ford Contour Sedan GL 4dr Sedan


Review

The 4-cylinder in the Contour seems to
be excellent -- 114,000 miles and no
problems. And tremendous get-up and go
for such a small engine on the
freeway. However, the suspension and
body construction problems (can no
longer open gas cover from driver's
seat) are troublesome. And no one
seems to be able to correct them.


Best Features

Cruises well at 80 mph on the highway with no work at all. Great for long trips.


Worst Features

Improve gas tank mounting. Correct interior electrical problems. Improve suspension.


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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 Sedan 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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

Don't discontinue it.


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ford contour
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By mia thyberg
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1996 Ford Contour Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

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)


Best Features

Nice looking vehicle, roomey.


Worst Features

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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