1998 Ford Contour SVT Consumer Review: I still love this car

1998 Ford Contour SVT - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.5L V6 5-speed Manual)

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I still love this car
By CDuncan on


1998 Ford Contour SVT 4dr Sedan


I bought this car new in 1998 and
still can't find anything new I like
better. It is the best shifting car
I've ever driven. The engine and
exhaust make noises under throttle
that have you smiling ear to ear.I
will mention the car's one flaw, the
differential is not strong enough to
take the horsepower and torque. I had
to replace mine and I went with an
aftermarket torsion type differential
and the car is even more fun to drive.
I recommend this as a fun and
practical everyday car. There is
nothing like just taking it for a good
drive on a twisty road.

Best Features

Agressive exterior styling, shift feel, low end torque, and the melodious noises.

Worst Features

Ford should have recalled the differential. Upgrade that and you'll have a great car.
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