Ford Contour Review from Costa Rica

1994 Ford Contour LX 2.5 V6

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 2.5 V6 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired157000 kilometres
Most recent distance183000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Better buy a Japanese car

Faults:

Replaced the brake caliper after I bought it.

Power steering pump replaced at 165000 Km.

Timing chain gone at 180000 Km.

General Comments:

This car is very comfortable and runs fast (when it runs!).

I had many problems with this car, spent a lot of money on parts, and in the end the entire engine had to be replaced. I believe I just had bad luck with this car because it had not good care from the previous owner. Still, I loved the car while it worked, but I would think it twice before buying another one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 4th July, 2008

Average review marks: 7.0 / 10, based on 1 review