1996 Ford Contour Consumer Review: Good dependability even with a
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1996 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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GL Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Good dependability even with annoyances
By Carter on

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1996 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan

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We purchased our Contour used in 1997. It has been dependable overall. The feel and performance is good. Even with 110,000 mile the 4 cyl engine has some pep. Majority of problems have been electrical in light switch (recall), heater blower switch (recall) and bad door light switches (on third one so far) to name a few. Other items was broken front coil springs (again a recall) and annoying belt squeal that won't go away even when replaced. Ford has been very good at identifying and replacing recall items. Ford needs to establish a better electrical design team to eliminate the vast electrical problems. They fester as small but annoying items.

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Performance, handling and reliability.

Worst Features

Need to refine the electrical system to eliminate annoyances.
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