1998 Ford Contour SVT Consumer Review: Still Great Fun!

1998 Ford Contour SVT - Consumer Review

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Base Sedan (2.5L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Still Great Fun!
By Christopher Johnston on


1998 Ford Contour SVT 4dr Sedan


I have owned this car for four years
now and it continues to find new ways
to put a big smile on my face! The
great thing is I went from a single
guy to a married-with-two-kids guy in
the interim and I didn't have to give
up the sports car! There's nothing
like smoking 3-Series BMW's with
your "lowly" Ford with your two-year
old daughter screaming "wheeee" in the
back. Great car, great drive, yeah
the stereo was a pain but a quick
aftermarket fix put an end to that.

Best Features

Engine (oh that wonderful SVT growl!), Transmission (never missed a shift yet), Engine, Interior colour (the Blue grows on you), Brakes, Engine, Price, did I mention the Engine?

Worst Features

If Ford ever pulls its finger out and bring the Mondeo back to NA... 17" Tires, Climate Control, Get rid of the swing arms on the trunk. A slightly larger rear seat. More power is a given.
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