2000 Ford Contour SE Sport 2.5L V6 from North America
Excellent performance great price
Honestly I have had no problems with this car. All I have done is basic maintenance (oil change, air filter, brakes, etc.)
The only design flaw with the Contour is with hard right cornering the oil pump will become uncovered and you will loose your oil pressure until you are done turning. Not very good for the engine, solution buy an oil accumulator and you will not have to worry about the loss of oil pressure with hard cornering.
Excellent value, no other car comes close to the Contour for it's value.
Very fast for a Sedan, I have raced a number of sport cars and have won.
The Contour corners beautifully, I can take 90 degree right turns at 50+MPH.
Very reliable, have had no problems with this car.
There are a number of great mods that are becoming availible for this car now that some people are starting to catch on.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 11th November, 2002
21st Dec 2005, 02:20
Quality??? contour??? must have been a previous fiat or yugo owner...
4th Apr 2006, 07:02
The bit about taking a 90 degree corner at 50MPH is clearly BS. This destroys any credibility which might have been given to your thoughts on the Oil pump problem, (which also sounds a bit like BS. (especially given that it is coming from a guy yho takes 90 degree turns at 50 MPH in a vehicle weighing 1.5 tons. Hevent you heard about the laws of physics?
15th Jun 2006, 03:38
This car is sold in the UK and Europe as the Mondeo (built in Belgium), and has a great reputation for reliability. We have two in our family (UK) with 200,000 miles on them and both are still reliable enough to be able to do 1,000 mile trips without having to worry about something breaking or the car leaving us stranded.
It was the classic British "fleet" car which companies would buy or lease for their salespeople or engineers to cover 1,000-1,500 miles per week in for 3 years without any major maintenance issues. The ads are full of 3 year old ex fleet cars with 150,000 miles and still in perfect running order. They're dirt cheap and make great, safe, reliable family cars. I'm on my second.
3rd Aug 2006, 13:06
I can’t say I agree with this being to best car, but I do enjoy it. I have had my Contour Sport for 5 years now, and it spends more time in the shop then I would like to pay for!
2nd Jul 2008, 14:07
I have a 2000 Contour sport and I have loved it since day one.
However, the dash board has warped. I have tried to get some results from Ford but no answers. I was told that many other owners have had this problem. Tell me then, why hasn't there been a RECALL for this? It only has 55,000 miles on it and looks great and in good condition. Any suggestions:
An Ohio owner.