1999 Ford Contour Reviews and Owner Comments

1999 Ford Contour owners review and rate their 1999 Ford Contour.

1999 Ford Contour (5 Reviews)
Body, Interior & Misc.
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Electrical & Lights
Exhaust & Emissions
Heating & Air Conditioning
Suspension & Steering
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I bought this car used for my daughter. Anything and everything that can go wrong has gone wrong with this car. It's a money pit! We started with little things here and there and now we can't find a "filler neck". The part for the gas to go in. Ours just fell off from rust. Ford made 3 different filler necks and guess what they don't supply them any more for this car. We've been to every junk yard in our area and on-line with no luck. Needless to say as soon as we find a new car for my daughter this one will be sent to the junk yard because who wants to only be able to put in $10 worth of gas a time so gas isn't leaking all over the ground. Save your money and buy a HONDA!!!
the battery will not hold a charge. some times it will run for a few days or 100 miles or better, then stop with a dead battery. checked for a circuit fault none found. alternator is the suspect but can't understand why it will run the 100 miles or better then the next time it won't last 10 miles on a fresh charge..
my car cant pass the smog they told me it is running lean what does that mean? And what is involved in fixing the problem?
Love my 1999 SE! Bought it with 129K, now has 180+. Still gets excellent gas mileage. Preventative maintenance is key! Still have a tough time understanding why a timing belt would be designed to be replaced every 45K, but if caught before breaking, $300 not bad cost every two years.
Had a 1995 that was put down after 400K+ miles on it. When the 1999 became available, bought it without even a test drive! Its got big "shoes to fill" but I am confident my 1999 will go for quite a few more miles.
It's a wonderful machine. all you need to do is maintain a proper servicing schedule and your car will take you anywhere you want to go. It's simply great to own this car.