1999 Ford Contour LX 2.0L Zetec from North America
Inner tie rod need replacement at 53,000 miles.
Flex pipe rusted out and needed replacement at 55,000 miles.
Nothing else except for normal maintenance.
Great car. For about $2500 you can make it handle great. Very slow though, does about a 18 second quarter mile. Basically, as a student driving 500 miles between home and college, it is great, gets good gas mileage (around 32 highway), and is very reliable, but only if you take care of it and keep it happy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd February, 2006