1998 Ford Contour

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21 reviews
Available Price Range $160-$4,492 Trims2 Combined MPG 29 Seats 5

Our Take on the 1998 Ford Contour

Our Take


Our Expert Reviews

As I stood in the darkened shopping center parking lot waiting for the truck driver to load the red SVT Contour into his covered transporter for its final trip back to Detroit, I felt like a dad sending his kid off to college. Only the Contour wouldn't come back. Ford agreed to an extended-use evaluation of the car because living with one reveals much more than a week-long test drive. Its... Read Full Review

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Consumer Reviews

3.5 out of 5

Based on 21 reviews

Good mechanicals betrayed by poor electric & trim

by EricO from Los Angeles CA on June 9, 2009

My contour is a GL model with the Sport handling package and optional features like sunroof and cruise control. I got it used as a lease return, and the previous owner maxed it out on optional equipme... Read Full Review

2 Trims Available

A trim is a style of a vehicle model. Each higher trim has different or upgraded features from the previous trim along with a price increase. Learn more about trims

Trims Explained

When talking about cars, “trims” is a way of differentiating between different versions of the same model. Typically, most start with a no-frills, or “base” trim, and as features are added, or a different engine, drivetrain (gas vs. hybrid, for example) or transmission are included, trim names change and prices go up. It’s important to carefully check the trims of the car you’re interested in to make sure that you’re getting the features you want, or that you’re not overpaying for features you don’t want.


Crash-Test Reports


There are currently 12 recalls for this car.

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