25th Dec 2005, 14:11
You shouldn't be driving anything at 70mph in a snowstorm or drifting on the public road because it is dangerous.
26th Dec 2005, 01:30
I used to own a Ford Contour and the dealer was AMAZED that the contour made it to 110K miles. At that moment I knew I would never buy Ford products again. BTW the only thing the countour will "eat alive" is money out of your wallet with its many problems including the infamous transmission.
The Contour really is a "True Labor of Shame".
6th Jul 2006, 08:36
I have a 1999 Ford Contour SE, four cylinder, automatic with 93,000 miles on her. I have kept it maintained with tune ups, oil changes and radiator flushes as directed. It has had a few minor problems along the way most noticeable was the rear brakes and water pump. It now has a timing belt issue which I am sure will be pricey...it's in the shop as we speak.
Compared to buying a new car or another used car, I plan to keep fixing up the Contour. The body is in good shape and so is the interior.
Overall, it's not a bad car and I don't work for Ford.
18th Feb 2007, 06:16
It cracks me up every time I see someone on here trying to say that Ford and/or GM is just as good or better than Japanese cars...
In fact this claim was made by a well-known "conservative" talk radio show host in the San Francisco area who said Japanese cars were trash and American cars are better. He of course won't say what he drives, but he made a comment about having to send a smart key back to Stuttgart Germany for a new one. (gee, what cars are built in Stuttgart? Anyone? Anyone?).
Ten years ago, I drove a pre-GM Saab and then traded it for a Honda. A couple of months ago, I almost traded the Honda for a Fordvo S40. Luckily, I discovered this site in time and quickly withdrew my bid on it. It amazes me just how much GM and Ford ruined Saab and Volvo. Chrysler ruined Mercedes in a similar manner. Sad indeed.
The above-mentioned talk show host screamed about how Toyotas should be tariffed for thousands of dollars. What he doesn't realize is that people will still pay it! Why not spend $1500 more on your new Toyota instead of spending $3000 on your new Ford, Chevy, Dodge, GMaab, Fordvo or Merchrysleres after the first six months? Not to mention losing more than that on depreciation for the first year.
Ha! Ford stock: 8.56 per share. Go buy some.