The 1996 Ford Contour is offered in the following submodels: Sedan. Available styles include GL 4dr Sedan, SE 4dr Sedan, and LX 4dr Sedan. Contour models are available with a 2.0 l-liter gas engine or a 2.5 l-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The 1996 Contour comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The 1996 Contour comes with a basic warranty, a roadside warranty, and a powertrain warranty.
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Review 1996 V6 LX. Bought mine with the Ford 100,000 mile warranty and I am sure glad that I did. I estimate that I had about 12 to $15,000 worth of repairs under that warranty. Hood, roof & trunk painted twice. 4 Catalytic Converters. A/C, Power Seats & Right Power Window all failed. Just about every sensor in engine has been replaced at least once. Constant thump from rear suspension that was never fixed. Persistent stalling problem. Finally at 110,000, I dumped $2500 into it to try to fix the stalling problem to no avail. Traded it in for $1500 and bought a Camry.
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1996 ford contour GL 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 25 combined MPG 21 city MPG/31 highway MPG
1996 ford contour SE 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 22 combined MPG 18 city MPG/28 highway MPG
1996 ford contour LX 4dr Sedan, 5-speed manual, regular unleaded 25 combined MPG 21 city MPG/31 highway MPG
What options are available on the 1996 Ford Contour?
Available Ford Contour 1996 Submodel Types: Sedan
Available Trims: SE, LX, SE Sport
Exterior Colors: Cabernet Red Clearcoat Metallic, Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic