"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."
"Best car I've ever owned. I bought my Contour brand new, and now it has over 197K miles! No major parts have been replaced, only regular maintenance items. Paint and interior have held up extremely well."
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"