1996 Ford Contour from North America
This purchase has been an excellent value
Battery died after 4 years.
Left power mirror does not work.
Heater switch only works on 3 of 4 settings.
Fuel surge flapper requires very slow fill rate to prevent auto shut-off of nozzle.
Has a slight oil weep at valve/camshaft cover.
Still handles tighter than most new cars.
Interior shows little wear, looks almost new except for oil spots tracked onto carpet.
More personal room in front seat than most intermediates.
Gets 32 miles per gallon commuting with air conditioning off, 31 when using air.
Brakes lasted 75,000 miles in mostly city service.
Original tires lasted 60,000 miles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st November, 2002
13th Nov 2002, 09:36
I cannot say enough good things about this car, except, Bring It Back! I bought this car used with
33,000 miles and my entire family made fun, well no one is laughing now, as I get over 30 miles to the gallon in town driving. The car has over 118,000 miles and I'm just starting to replace some original equipment People that work on the car can't believe it and I've had many offers to buy the car outright. I would never sell it. Quite honestly I think it has potentially at least 300,000miles in it..Well, built and designed car. I paid 9,000 dollars for it and have put very little into maintaining the car. The ride is smooth, and fast the way I like it. It hangs beautifully in the curves and is tight like new. Nice and roomy inside too. Wish I had a different cup holder, the engine light comes on, but other than that, think I'll keep her until the end.