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1998 Ford Contour

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Sedan.

Fuel Economy:
City 21/Hwy 30/Comb 24 MPG
Max Seating: 5
Engine: 4-Cyl, 2.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

1998 Ford Contour Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.1
Out of 10

Based on 389 Ratings for the 1995 - 2000 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.6/10
    Quality
    7.4/10
  • Reliability
    7.8/10
    Performance
    7.7/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    7.4/10

Daughters first vehicle

By on Monday, January 06, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Needed something bigger

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "Cheap & Cheerful"

Cons: "Dull looking"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"Bought the car with about 100k on it for my daughters first car, she put 65k on it in just over three years, never gave me any issues, except for the normal brakes, tires, battery and oil changes etc. Was very cheap and reliable to own."

3 people out of 3 found this review helpful

great car

By on Friday, October 18, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 91,242

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
7/10
Quality
3/10
Performance
6/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "great reliability"

Cons: "some parts are not cheap"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I love the fact that this car is great on gas if you want an american gas saver and dont wanna cavalier or honda this car is perfect"

2 people out of 2 found this review helpful

Great first car.

By on Tuesday, October 01, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This was my first car when I was 17, it's a very reliable car and easy to drive. I've only had to pay for two repairs an they were fairly cheap parts. I've had it for 3 years and its a good car."

Good Car Mostly

By on Friday, August 23, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 178,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Driveability,comfort, reasonable reliability"

Cons: "Underbody, rocker panel rust"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"1999 LS Standard trans., bought new. I love this car and it doesn't owe me a thing at this point. If they still made them I would buy another. Perfect size for single or couple, not cramped. Starts first time, every time. I've had repairs over the years, some a bit expensive,but not unexpected at the mileage. Warning: get the timing belt changed when recommended. Front seats are very comfortable, good steering wheel, drives and corners well for a cheap car, pleasing to drive. 30-33 mpg highway. Controls are simple and accessible. The interior fit and finish always left a bit to be desired, but have worn well. The exterior and body are in bad shape, rusting away, door and window seals deteriorating; but it has had a hard life with little care in a relatively harsh climate. I hate to send it to the junkyard, especially with such a good engine and trans in it."

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

Great reliable car

By on Thursday, January 17, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 220,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Reliable, started through even the coldest weather"

Cons: "Um, its a 98? Overall great car for its time"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"This was my first car and I love it. Looking at buying a new vehicle currently as it has almost one quarter of a million miles on it. It has had some minor work done on it over the years, but what car doesn't. Original struts and clutch still. I have had a few 2 O2 sensors that have had to be replaced, but everything else seemed to be normal wear and tear. I'm sure there could be some other things as well as parents put quite a few miles on it originally. Great gas mileage as I get 30-32 mpg most of the time."

6 people out of 6 found this review helpful

very dependable

By on Sunday, December 09, 2012

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 229,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
Not Rated
Reliability
9/10
Quality
7/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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"

5 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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