1998 Ford Contour Consumer Review: This was a great car!
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1998 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

1998 Ford Contour

Average Consumer Rating

99 Total Reviews

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

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This was a great car!
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Vehicle

1998 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan

Review

We bought this Contour (V6, AT, A/C, PW,
PD, CC, AM/FM/CD, Alloy 15" Wheels,
Keyless Remote & Anti0-Theft
Immobilizer) to be our everyday driver.
It turned out to be a great car, with a
few problems.

Before the 3yr / 36,000 mile warranty
expired, we bought a 6 year/100,000 mile
warranty for $1200. Good thing, too,
because at 40,000 miles the transmission
suddenly started "slam-shifting" and had
to be replaced to the tune of $3,500 at
the dealer. The extended warranty
covered 90% of that, so it easily paid
for itself.

At around 85,000 miles the Check Engine
Light started coming on -- all it needed
was new spark plugs to pass its CA smog
check (with flying colors).

Best Features

The way it drives, the HUGE trunk, the Cruise Control buttons on the steering wheel. A good value (great 2.5l V6 Duratec motor) overall ...

Worst Features

More rear-seat legroom, fewer recalls, better resale value.
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