1996 Ford Contour Consumer Review: Don't buy this junk.

1996 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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SE Sedan (2.5L V6 5-speed Manual)

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Don't buy this junk.
By Brian on


1996 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


This car has been a nothing but trouble. Every problem requires a trip to the mechanic because the car is designed so you can't fix anything without special tools and disassembly of the entire engine. The water pump is a constant problem having to be replaced twice as well as the timing belt. Engine is continually running hot because of poorly designed coolant system. Doors creak terribly when opened. The car has terrible fuel mileage compared to its small engine and pathetic amount of power. The only plus to this car is the availability of used parts. You can find several of these cars at almost any junk yard. That is where mine is headed shortly.

Best Features

Comfortable seats. Trunk space. Turning radius.

Worst Features

Needs a larger radiator. More engine power.
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