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