I have a 98 SE with the 2.5L six and
the sport package. I love driving the
car because of its steering response
and handling, and I'm pretty satisfied
with its power (everyone wants a faster
0-60 time, right?).
Despite all of this, I can't forget
that the tranny burned up at 30k miles.
It didn't help matters that the
dealer's service department
misdiagnosed the problem as something
else the first time I took it to them.
I like my Contour, but I'm not sure
I'll ever buy another Ford.
steering, handling, acceleration,
enough room to haul my small family
around in, great price
other than the transmission, I could do
with a bit more legroom and cupholders
that are not cupholders in name only