by mickeyb08 on Jul 3, 2011 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
Excellent mid-size car, bought mine from a junkyard here on an Air Base in Germany for 400 bucks had 180k miles on it and just needed a new set of cam seals, front springs (the new springs were actually in the back seat when I bought it) and had to adjust my parking brake a little tighter, of course I did the usual tune up stuff when I bought it (oil change, coolant and tranny flush, new plugs etc.) but it's now at 195k miles and still goes GREAT it's pretty quick for what i'd call a socker mom car and out handles some of the beamers here, those last 15 miles weren't easy driving miles either, alot of autobahn @ 100mph+ (that governer at 112mph is a PIMA) overall I can't complain
by Chauncey Townsend on Feb 10, 2008 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
Bought our Contour w/85k miles. Loved driving it. Good on gas, one of my favorite cars out of 15+ owned over the years. Only complaint was at 101k miles the head cracked and ended up costing a small bundle to repair notorious Ford 4 cyl. problem. Just be careful of used high mile Contours.
by Beth on Dec 4, 2007 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
I got my Contour in high school and I have been out of school now for five years and I still have my car. It has a lot of miles on it but my Contour has got me where I needed to go and back. I have always been able to count on it.
by AndyL on Nov 10, 2006 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
I bought this car for my son but decided to keep it for myself because its zippy acceleration would only have caused me much grief. I enjoyed the car while I had it, but it ultimately saved my life in a nasty head-on car crash. The car withstood a 110 mile per hour impact. After a couple weeks in the hospital and months of rehab, I can honestly say the car performed as Ford planned. Between the air bags and the engineered crush points, I'm happy to be alive to submit this review.
by bcarpenter03 on Jun 12, 2003 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
We have had this vehicle for five years
and like it alot. We got it with the V6
and 5 speed manual transmission, and it
has a totally different character from
what you get at a car rental agency. It
is a lot of fun to drive.
by DGray on May 20, 2002 Vehicle: 1997 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
I ordered this black SE in 1996 and
have been completely impressed for the
$19,000 I paid. It has all the
features you a "semi-picky" person
would want and more. The styling and
the handling are right on target. The
price is incredibly low and a testimony
to the lack of "cache" American cars
have...even if they were developed in
Europe. I think the first review score
of 1 was a mistake by the
reviewer...thus the low over-all rating.
shopped the Accord, Escort, Corolla, Taurus and Contour. Bought an Accord- the Corolla was too small, the Taurus too radical and the Contour just couldn't compete with the Accord in every aspect. The...
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