Weird Stuff Breaks on this Car
By scwallac on
Vehicle1996 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan
ReviewI love the design of the Contour. The
outside is nice to look at, and the interior
controls are very well placed, with
excellent ergonomics. HOWEVER....all
*kinds* of weird stuff breaks on this car
that shouldn't. Examples: Coil springs(!),
front wheel bearings(!), timing belt clatters
terribly, headlights-on warning chime,
heat only works in defrost position, rubber
weatherstrips fly off, transmission went
after 125k miles, AC doesn't hold charge
etc, etc... You can read all about these
flaws in the Ford "TSB - Technical
Service Bulletins". If you buy this car,
to buy the service manual and technical
service bulletins - you'll need them!
Best FeaturesGreat interior ergonomic design, nice exterior styling, body and interior held up extremely well in wintry climate of upstate New York.
Worst FeaturesTransmission should not blow out at 125k miles! Ford transmissions have a reputation for doing this!
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