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Owner of 2 contours!
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By Larissb
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1998 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


Review

-good car,but check engine lights never goes off, even after being fixed -cupholder was designed by an idiot -1st car went to 220000 which was pretty good got with 153000 paid 2000.00


Best Features

-nice red -space in front seat -peppy


Worst Features

-door locks they don't lock no more -head lights could be brighter -cupholders -sunvisor snapped off


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Thank You Sir May I Have Another!
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By John
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1998 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


Review

My contour has treated me and my family very well. It has had small problems, but nothing that other vehicles don't have. I bought it with 30,000. It now has 160,000. I would drive it another 8 years if it weren't for the deer that ran into the side of it. I paid 10,000 for it and it was well worth it. As for any bad reviews, you can't expect steak and eggs when you pay for a Burger and fries. Its not a Cadillac, its a contour, and it serves its purpose. Especially when fuel was at 5.00 a gallon. I always saw the contour as the Taurus's little brother.


Best Features

fuel economy,reliability.


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Mod head
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By maddog53
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1998 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


Review

This car is one of the best I have ever owned. It is very easy to modify it and repairs are relitively cheap. (except the starter) it is a very good car for a teen as it is fast fun yet insurance is still low because it is a 4 door and cops will not think it is a perfomance car


Best Features

The V6 under the hood, the nice body, and very easy to modify


Worst Features

New exhaust, new intake, and new radio


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Best car I've owned
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By Jim - Florida
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1998 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


Review

I have 211,000 on my 1998 Contour SE (V6, Manual Tranny). The only issue has been the alternator (pain to replace). Other than that - this car has been phenomenal. Still flies along like a champ - uses no oil - A/C still works great. Bought this car new and love it. 28 mpg average. It has never left me stranded (I was able to limp home with a bad alternator and a bad water pump). Water pump is the easiest one in the world to replace. Still riding on the original brake rotors. I will miss this car.


Best Features

Driveability. The car moves well and the tranny shifts smoothly. Can't believe how trouble free this car has been.


Worst Features

None since this car is no longer made. It was used as the basis of the Jaguar X-type.


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What a waste
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By JayCee
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1998 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


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Bought the car in 2003 when I was 16 with about 60,000 miles on it. It was maintenance-free until 2007 at 100,000 miles when O2 sensors went out, followed by the transmission two weeks later. It was all downhill from there with broken belts, more O2 sensors, brakes completely failed, and now it's been in the shop once a month for the past three months. I could have purchased a very nice car after more or less buying the car again via repairs in the past year. Loud cabin noise, dome light fell out of the ceiling, trunk doesn't open with the lever anymore, headlights are incredibly dim, defroster is more or less useless, three cupholders, and one is too shallow to even use.


Best Features

Shifter on the floor, front middle armrest, good on tires, easy to drive-handles okay for an older car


Worst Features

Exterior styling, engine quality, cabin noise is horrendous


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