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1999 Ford Contour Sedan - Consumer Reviews

1999 Ford Contour Sedan

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Stranded, Again
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By brad83
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Vehicle

1999 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

Please avoid this car at all costs! I have been stranded six times with this thing. I've replaced almost every part, several times. This car has no pick up and go. Interior parts are falling off of it. This is my third Ford, and will be my last. Unless you enjoy time on the side of a highway, run screaming!


Best Features

The gas mileage was OK for a small car.


Worst Features

A trip to the scrap yard. Ford should rethink everything on this one.


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A really good commuter car
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By Jinxo
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1999 Ford Contour Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

All in all, I've really enjoyed this car. I buy a car primarily for the engine, and the Duratec V6 has been outstanding. You can't kill it if you shoot it, and it gives good power and mileage (25 city/30 hwy). Some things are starting to break now (the ignition lock, for example, plus some oil leakage), but I've driven it long and hard. I'm really sorry that Ford quit selling these in the US (still available in Europe as the Mondeo, for all the good that does me); I would gladly buy another.


Best Features

Engine power, fuel economy, front seat comfort, reliability.


Worst Features

Rear seat comfort, cupholders (can't tell you how many drinks I've spilled), bland styling.


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I Love This Car
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By woods
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Vehicle

1999 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

I can't say enough good things about this car - I love it, even at 140,000 miles! We did have the dashboard problem that was fixed via recall, but this car just keeps going and going like the Energizer bunny. The 5-speed manual transmission is very smooth when shifting. The car corners very well, handles very well in snow, and gets great gas mileage (around 34 mpg). I'm extremely disappointed that Ford no longer makes this model, or anything comparable in a 5 speed manual transmission.


Best Features

Very comfortable interior, great handling.


Worst Features

First - bring back this model! Also, the dash and cupholders could use improvement. Could stand some improvement in the headlight design.


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For your Own Sake, Don't do it.
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By kobken
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1999 Ford Contour Sedan SE 4dr Sedan


Review

The V6 engine is good, very powerful. But, for your own sake, please do not purchase this vehicle. We had to replace alternator, check engine shows up all the time, you won't feel safe driving it because there is always a possibility at the back of your head that says, it might break down. The chances are always big for Ford sedans.


Best Features

Powerful V6 engine, smooth ride.


Worst Features

Engine quality please! How come you never learn. Stick to Japanese cars like Honda.


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please someone take this car from me!
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By Chris Hughes
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Vehicle

1999 Ford Contour Sedan LX 4dr Sedan


Review

This is a very poor choice for a car. It is not fun to drive in the least, the automatic tranny is very unresponsive and unprecise, and the engine has a terrible drone to it. I average anywhere between 18 and 30 mpg. This car only has 38xxx miles on it, never abused, and always properly maintained at the Ford dealership. The interior is actually falling apart, numerous plastic pieces have fallen off including the entire dashboard peeling up.


Best Features

I really don't like anything about this car. The brakes are decent, and the seats are OK for short distance drives.


Worst Features

This car needs a 10-fold improvement in interior quality. A decent automatic transmission would also do wonders for the driveability (i.e. something similar to an import AT).


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