A really good commuter car
By Jinxo on
1999 Ford Contour LX 4dr Sedan
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.
Engine power, fuel economy, front seat comfort, reliability.
Rear seat comfort, cupholders (can't tell you how many drinks I've spilled), bland styling.