Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: North Royalton,Ohio
Rep Power: 17
Well,here goes.I have had 2 Contours...98 SE Sport/2.5 V-6 duratec....awesome car,daily driver and track car no issues until I beat the crap outta the tranny,replaced tranny,drove another 1.5 years, no issues. Actully embarrassed many Contour SVT's with it. Traded in towards a Lincoln Continental,got $2500 for it with 160k on the odometer.
Also had a 99 Contour SE with 2.0 Zetec/VCT motor...no issues,was wifes car, traded that in towards new 03 Sable, got $4000 for it with 75k on odometer.
As with any vehicle,maintenance is key. Just my opinion though, I loved them until I outgrew them.
The engine bay 0f the 98 V-6 looked awesome in my opinion. That V-6 was "stuffed" in there. Looked intimidating.
04 Taurus SES 3.0 Vulcan (gone)
03 Sable LS 3.0 Duratec (traded)
98 Contour Sport 2.5 Duratec (3 blown trannies racing)
97 Lincoln Continental 4.6 Intech (sold)
70 Yamaha Twin 250
02 Kawasaki Vulcan Custom Twin 800
00 F-250 SuperDuty 4x4 6.8 v-10 Triton( K.I.A. )
12 Taurus SEL 3.5 Duratec FWD
06 Magnum R/T 5.7 Hemi AWD