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Why did they stop making it?
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By The bean counter
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1997 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


Review

Super car. Liked it so much, I bought another one. I have been commuting 100 miles a day r/t for the past 7 yrs and have kept extensive maintenance records on all the cars I've owned for the past 10 yrs. When I factor in all of the costs of ownership (incldg depreciation), this was the hands down winner. The one I just bought to replace it has the V-6, sunroof, and leather interior.


Favorite Features

Front seat leg room and ease of entry. (I have long legs.) No banging my knees every time I get in. Also the instrument layout, electronic overdrive trans, and lots of little things like a mist feature on the wi


Suggested Improvements

They've already made the improvements to the exterior design, and cupholders! They had a real winner in this ca


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Family Transportation
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By fordman
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1997 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


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Great $15K car. Zero problems in almost 5-years. Good small family car! The used price on these cars are cheap, cheap, cheap. Good value at $3-5K.


Favorite Features

Size, and comfort level for an inexpensive car


Suggested Improvements

Interior fit and finish, more power


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Great for price
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By med01e
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1997 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


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Great low cost car - Thousands Saved over Taurus.


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Ford lost it in the details
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By jedame
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1997 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


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Fun to drive car with great interior & dash layout. Tiny backseat-parents stay away. Rattles and squeaks multiply readily.


Favorite Features

Around town power, good milage 26/31, nice handling.


Suggested Improvements

Build quality, manual transmission, cupholders (a can of pop is the only thing that fits!)


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A very good car for 2 people &children
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By Marco
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1997 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


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A very good car for 2 people &children


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A very good car for 2 people and 1 child
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By marco
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1997 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


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Hope to keep using it


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