"I bought my SVT when it was 2 yrs old and had 59k miles on it. It is now 10 yrs old and has 203k miles on it. This car is great, the only two parts that have been replaced are the water pump and alternator. The car shows no signs of slowing down either. I run it on synthetic oil and premium gasoline and it stays clean and smooth. Great car, I don't know if I will ever find one I like more."
Cons: "Interior styling is boring, body shape is ugly"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've owned this car for about 6 years now. Never had to replace anything major. I keep my vehicle maintained meticuosly, I'm a mechanic and constantly check and change things regularly. Basic tune-up's and fluid changes. Has 135,000 miles now and been from sc to ny back to sc then back to ny within a month and gave me no problems, cruise control works great heat/ac great. I am also a heavy foot driver and have no problems getting to the desired speed, pretty peppy for a four cylinder and gotta love that gas mileage, especially now gas is $3.53 where im at. only real problem iv'e been having is the driver door you have to push then pull to open. Other than that great car, I'm a chevy guy and when I bought this Ford Contour I was sceptical about the FORD logo, but i've never really heard or dealt with any problems with the Contour models so I bought the car and I'm very pleased with it. If your considering buying this car please do research on what kind a driver had it before. Simplist rule if you are going to look at the car check the oil, If it is black, then the owner does not care to have a fresh oil change while he is selling it. If I sell a car all fluids are flushed and replaced. Hope this helps"
"With the V6 and 5 Sp, even with (good) 14" tires this car quietly outcorners and out-accelerates much more sporty and costly cars. Ours is still bulletproof at 197,000 miles. The 2.5L Duratec 6 was designed by Porsche and sold to Ford. It has a higher redline than most 4 cylinders. 1st gear can bog if the AC is on like most 4 cyl cars but once it's in the power band it's great."
Pros: "fun to drive, handles nice, good gas milage"
Cons: "i dont care for the leather"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"bought car with 119000 miles now has 229000 only things replaced were maitence parts, brakes, tir rods, ball joints, alternater, and struts. still has orginal clutch. never had to replace major parts or gaskets. will get alot more miles out of this car. the only thing i dont care for is the wiring under hood is cracking and has been since we got car but has not had running issues. it also has the 2.5 ltr v6"
"The thing I always liked about the CONTOUR was that it is just the right size, the right power, the right gas mileage, the right sportiness, the right handling. The worst thing about the Contour and I have had 2, is the road noise on a trip. Almost unbearable, can't hear the music. Mechanical quality does suffer a little after about 70000 miles. Some odd quirky decisions like nonlocking glovebox, no ashtin, no cd player, no keyless entry, these seem unsmart as far as Ford was concerned. The paint job is beautiful after 7 years. Ford should revive this vehicle in some form. There is a gap to fill !"