1999 Ford Contour Consumer Review: Great Value For Driving Fun

1999 Ford Contour - Consumer Review

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

Build Quality
Reliability Value
Great Value For Driving Fun
By El Cheapo on


1999 Ford Contour LX 4dr Sedan


Research indicates that the Contour is
more reliable than your average
American car, though it is still no
Toyota or Honda. I am very pleased with
the performance of this vehicle. The
2.5 liter V-6 doesn't provide neck
snaping acceleration, but is quick. 0-
60 in 7.7 secs. The motor is smooth.
Fuel economy is acceptable. The manual
trasmission does it's job well. The
car handles much like a
BMW, which is to say very well.
The build quality is only slightly
above average. The Contour is cheap to
buy, fun to drive, and modestly
reliable. Too bad it has been
discontinued. Overall, a fine car.

Best Features

European sport sedan performance available at a domestic family sedan price. It's good value, plain and simple. For sport driving enthusiasts, the availability of a manual tranny with the more powerful V-6 is another selling point.

Worst Features

The rear seat is too small for this class of car. I reccomend putting three adults in the rear seat only in extreme emergencies. Cupholders are too far away from the driver, the power window and door lock switches are badly positioned. Make these improvements and bring the car back!
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