1996 Ford Contour Consumer Review: Why not improve the this car?

1996 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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70 Total Reviews

GL Sedan (2.0L 4-cyl. 5-speed Manual)

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Reliability Value
Why not improve the this car?
By GEE on


1996 Ford Contour GL 4dr Sedan


I wish Ford would continued to build
and improve
this vehicle. Anyway, the transmission
failed at 123,000 and I had it rebuilt
at Cottman. Coming home from work, the
transmission again failed at 209,000.
I wasn't expecting the transmission to
fail again. I decided to use Slick-50
transmission lubricant. Some people
have warned me about using additives
for the transmission. Anyway, none of
the forward gears are working. I am
considering replacing it with another
CD4E transmission because I love the
car so much. I have also replaced the
timing belt and radiator.

Best Features

Its favorite features are its looks, handling, big trunk, and brakes.

Worst Features

First consider bringing this vehicle back into production and I would suggest going to a CVT transmission
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