The Money Pit!
By Mark Charlebois on
1998 Ford Contour 4dr Sedan
This car is an awesome car to drive, but is plagued with serious tranny problems between 70-80k, seriously considered dumping the vehicle. Rack and pinion is garbage, alternators, heat blower, various sensors, hard on tires and brake rotors. To top it all off, the value of the car is disappointing; it's a complete loss because the headaches and wallet aches are endless. Never again Ford!
Good handling and performance, good braking, comfortable car to drive.
Tranny, rack and pinion, typical problems listed above.