Good handling car that's cheap to run, and a great gas sipping commuter car
Tape player broke.
Rear passenger door stuck, can't open from inside or out.
Replaced headlights because of oxidation.
I love this little car. It's my first car bought with my own money, and a commuter car to college.
Besides listed above and oil changes, this car hasn't needed anything. It goes surprisingly fast on level roads, but on hills it tends to struggle.
The steering and handling system I read was designed for European cars, and you can tell, as it handles like it's on rails, it has saved me from other idiot drivers.
The seats are a little hard, and they took tilt wheels off for the 1996 year (don't know why). Other than that, it's been a great car. Cost me $20 a week for gas, and I commute 66-80 miles a week.
Love this little Contour, and you can't go wrong with a Ford. I looked into getting a large truck for my hunting and fishing trips, but I still keep looking at this car, and how little it has cost me.
For having owned it for only 5 months, and paid $1300, I can't complain. I know other people have had problems with Contours, but like others have stated, some are good, some are bad. I was lucky to find one that's GREAT!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 2nd November, 2008