1996 Ford Contour LX 4 cylinder from North America
Good solid transportation.. if all works like it is supposed to
Engine Light is always on. No one can fix it.
Cup Holder is a marvel of engineering, but it breaks easily and doe not hold heavy cups.
Passenger window glass comes off track.
Crankshaft position sensor seems to be a problem.
I love the car. It is like a greenhouse... glass everywhere which provides very good vision all around. The seats are comfortable and the instrument layout is very good.
If I didn't have the problem with the crankshaft, I would keep this car until it died on my driveway... and then maybe I would think of rebuilding it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th November, 2003
All Crankshaft position Sensors fail. Cost like $25 for a new sensor, easy to put on to, uncrew two bolts and take off old one, put new one on.
I have a 1996 Contour and my passenger window recently came off track. Like the person who wrote the original article. Does anyone know a cheap place to get a new window regulator.