1996 Ford Contour GL 2.0 liter 16v 4 cylinder from North America
Worth the money. Too bad the model is no longer made
The beverage holder breaks easily, but the replacement from the manufacturer has been modified for better durability.
The light bulb behind the dash mounted clock has needed replacement three times since purchase.
The factory installed battery was replaced only two years after purchase.
The Contour is very quick for a four cylinder and handles very well.
The company I work for bought six of these models and five have over 200k with the sixth having over 300k miles.
All have had similar problems with the beverage holder and the clock light.
One has had the alternator replaced at the 150k miles range.
These cars have given minimal trouble with maximum dependability.
The car is comfortable, roomy, spunky and overall a very good car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th December, 2001