1997 Ford Contour Consumer Review: Fix Or Repair Daily
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1997 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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

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Fix Or Repair Daily
By rjs66 on

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1997 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan

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My wife bought this and it is been trouble from early on. At 7k miles, the tranny started leaking fluid. 6-7 recalls. Poor acceleration. After about 30-35k miles, it started idling horribly, sounding like it would stall, and it even did several times. At 45k it sucked $250 in repairs, a couple months later, $500, and a couple months later, at 50k miles, it would have been $1200 after it was determined that the O2 sensors, computer and 5 other things were faulty, but I declined to fix it and got rid of it. I will never buy Ford. I would only recommend buying a used one if it is for a high schooler's first beater car.

Best Features

None.

Worst Features

Make a reliable car, the cup holders were junk and broken, half of the controls on the dash panel (like the headlights) operate in a counter- intuitive fashion. I guess there is no reason to improve it since even Ford decided to abandon it.
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