1998 Ford Contour SE 2.5 V6 duratec from North America
I got a good deal for it. Only $3,000.00
My water pump sprung a leak once at 60,000 miles, so I replaced it with another one from Auto-Zone, but that one sprung a leak also at 61,000 miles.
The brake system (rotors and brake pads) died on me 3 weeks after I bought the car.
Needed to clean the fuel injector.
This car is awesome.
It is faster then most people thought it'd be.
I was able to beat a 1994 Acura Integra GS-R on the 1/4 mile.
It can go from 0-60 in 7.9 seconds.
I did the 1/4 mile with it in 15.3 seconds.
I took it up to the mountains, and it handles like a beauty. I was able to do a 180 turn going 55mph without the tires squeaking with minimum body roll. Braking is very smooth and yet it can be powerful (Better then my Accord). All in all the struts and springs are very sporty; it handles the mountain passes way better then my Accord.
Very reliable in the snow. With all wheel braking I was able to stop on an icy road without swerving like most cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th November, 2002
14th Dec 2004, 15:10
Bought my Ford Contour SE 4 months ago... so far it hasn't had any problems... I think I got a great deal on it. The Ford dealership wanted to charge me $9000 C.D. but I found it for $4000 from a private owner... the braking system is great.. I actually feel nice when I drive on the highway... it speeds smoothly and very fast for good price...wouldn't trade it in for a Honda!!
23rd Nov 2006, 15:19
I just bought one for $1500 and I love it!!!