1998 Ford Contour Consumer Review: Wish we'd never bought it

1998 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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

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Wish we'd never bought it
By Atlanta on


1998 Ford Contour SE 4dr Sedan


I never cared for the car from the first day my husband bought it (I was out of town). It was o.k. for the first few years except the speakers never worked right. Then the rear brakes started chattering and we have spent a lot of time and money trying to fix the problem. Took it to a Ford dealer and they couldn't fix it. We've have tried to have it fixed several times at different places but the noise always returns within a few weeks. The front end is always going out of alignment and pulls to one side. Last year, all the seals blew and we spent $1,000 to fix it. We've kept it for our teenagers to drive, but plan to get rid of it next year. It has about 90K miles. CR is right about it.

Best Features

Can't think of any.

Worst Features

No point in making suggestions since it was discontinued years ago.
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