1996 Ford Contour Consumer Review: Good dependability even with a

1996 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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Good dependability even with annoyances
By Carter on


1996 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


We purchased our Contour used in 1997.
It has been dependable overall. The
feel and performance is good. Even
with 110,000 mile the 4 cyl engine has
some pep. Majority of problems have
been electrical in light switch
(recall), heater blower switch (recall)
and bad door light switches (on third
one so far) to name a few. Other items
was broken front coil springs (again a
recall) and annoying belt squeal that
won't go away even when replaced. Ford
has been very good at identifying and
replacing recall items. Ford needs to
establish a better electrical design
team to eliminate the vast electrical
problems. They fester as small but
annoying items.

Best Features

Performance, handling and reliability.

Worst Features

Need to refine the electrical system to eliminate annoyances.
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