1996 Ford Contour Consumer Review: 1996 Contour

1996 Ford Contour Sedan - Consumer Review

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1996 Contour
By Andy Briggs on


1996 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


Bought from my father who owned it since new. This car has had multiple maintenance related problems. By 85,000 miles, replaced alternator (which is difficult to access for remove and replace and very expensive), heater blower motor, heater resistor pack, and both wheel hub bearings. I have a continuing problem, yet unsolved, of the radiator fan not turning on when the temperature gauge reads high unless the a/c is on. Check engine light comes on intermittently with an "EGR flow excessive" code read-out. This seems to be too many problems for a car that has had regular maintenance and mostly highway miles. For those reasons, I do not recommend buying, even though it drives well.

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Handling is great, especially in snow with the traction control.
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