1995 Ford Contour GL 2.0 from North America
Diamond in the rough
I bought this car from a city pound for $500.00. It had been sitting for 9 months and the air compressor was cooked. This Contour was wrecked, totaled, bought by a car rental company, rebuilt and rented out. When the air went out, it was abandoned in Irving Tx, and towed to the pound.
I bought it to sell it; it was so dirty I couldn't tell it had hail damage, but I opened the drivers door and was amazed how good the interior was, so I thought this might be a little diamond in the rough.
When I got it home, I got out the jumper cables and to my surprise it started right up, and in about 30 seconds was running smooth. I put on a used compressor, a new belt, cleaned it up, and took it for a test drive. I was so impressed with how it ran and felt, that I kept it for a second car. Replaced tires & front brake pads, so after a little polishing, this was a little diamond.
Car handled well for what it was. Very comfortable for its size good power. Just sold it for $1850.00
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 9th August, 2007