By Jeff Moon on
Vehicle1995 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan
Review1999 purchase at 45k miles. Drove an
average of 500 miles per week first 2
years and only work needed was oil and
tire rotation. Hugs the corners well
and has great acceleration. Biggest
major repair came a month ago when the
water pump was replaced at 115k miles.
Not much to look at from the outside
but very comfortable inside, especially
up front. Also impressed with the
trunk space for weekend trips and
grocery shopping. As mentioned by
other reviewers, the check engine light
comes on especially at highway speeds,
but twice the dealer has looked at with
no diagnosis. Also have had the cable
release for the hood replaced twice!
Best FeaturesAccelerates and handles well when necessary. Roomy trunk. Comfortable front bucket seats make long rides feel shorter. Not bad for an "economic" mid- size model competing with the Accord and the Camry.
Worst FeaturesDiscontinued after 2000 model. A lot of squeaks and rattles at any speed. Very little room under hood and difficult to perform simple, at-home maintenance.
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