1998 Ford Contour SE 2.6 V6 from North America
It's fun to drive and cruises well on the highway, and a great car for the money
The only problems other than some recalls were a crack in the vacuum line, which caused the check engine light to go on.
A bolt on the exhaust broke making it a little loud until it was repaired.
The light on the clock went dead. It cost almost $50.00 to repair. They have to use a soldering iron to remove and replace the light. It doesn't just screw in. Silly thing.
It's really fun to drive. Steering and suspension are tight. The V6 DOHC has some real pep to it and it handles very well.
The rear seats are a bit cramped, but that's common on a lot of cars.
Yes, the cup holders are lousy, but after a few spilled drinks you learn to hold on to the cup when you take sharp corners or use bigger cups that wedge in better.
All in all it's been a great car with little problems, even with 90,000 miles on it.
It had a slew of recalls on different things when I first got it, but the dealer took care of all of them at no charge.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2003