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2000 Ford Contour

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Key specs

Base trim shown


Body style


Seating capacity

185.3” x 54.4”


Front-wheel drive



3 trims

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2000 Ford Contour review: Our expert's take

Vehicle Overview
Contour, a front-wheel-drive sedan that is smaller than the Taurus may have a short future. Production of the similar Mercury Mystique ends Dec.23, and the Kansas City, Mo., plant that builds the Mystique and Contour will convert to production of a new car-based sport utility vehicle.

Production of the 2000 Contour will continue at a Ford plant in Mexico, but the company has not said for how long or in what volume. Industry observers predict the Contour will disappear at the end of the model year.

Contour and Mystique debuted in the United States as 1995 models, derived from the European Ford Mondeo under a $6 billion program to design and build cars for global markets.

However, the car was more successful in Europe than in the United States. The Contour’s interior size was too close to the smaller Escort’s, while the price was too close to the larger Taurus’. The new Ford Focus has a larger interior and a smaller price than Contour.

Contour comes only in conservative four-door styling. The sporty SVT version is more noticeable because of its front air dam, round fog lamps, side sill extensions and 16-inch aluminum wheels.

All models seat five, but the rear seat is surprisingly short of legroom for a car with a 106.5-inch wheelbase. A split, folding rear seat augments the 14-cubic-foot trunk.

Under the Hood
A 125-horsepower, 2.0-liter four-cylinder is the base engine and a 2.5-liter, V-6 with 170 horsepower is optional on the Contour. The high-performance SVT Contour uses a fortified version of the V-6 with 200 horsepower and has a stiffer suspension and larger tires.


Reported by Rick Popely  for
From the 2000 Buying Guide

Consumer reviews

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.3
  • Interior 3.2
  • Performance 3.9
  • Value 3.6
  • Exterior 3.9
  • Reliability 3.7
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Most recent consumer reviews


Fast, decently reliable car

I've owned the prefacelift and post facelift contour and the post wins in every aspect. It ain't perfect but it usually gets you where you need to go. It has the 2.5 L duretec with 170hp, the trans is alittle clunky but that is to be expected of a car of 202,000 miles. I have replaced something's but it's an old car so whatever.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 3.0
  • Interior 3.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Good vehicle to learn a stick

V6 engine has some pep for high way driving, but was still easily manageable to teach the clutch to my kid learning to drive.

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 4.0
  • Interior 4.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 4.0
  • Exterior 4.0
  • Reliability 4.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Ford Contour

This car fits the most best criteria I have ever driven also it is one of the primary account to deal with also I will drive this car whatever I can at all time where I bought the car from was one of the best location in Miami thank you very much see you later

Rating breakdown (out of 5):
  • Comfort 5.0
  • Interior 5.0
  • Performance 5.0
  • Value 5.0
  • Exterior 5.0
  • Reliability 5.0
  • Purchased a Used car
  • Used for Commuting
  • Does recommend this car
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Based on the 2000 Ford Contour base trim.
Side driver
Side rear passenger


New car and Certified Pre-Owned programs by Ford Blue Advantage Blue
New car program benefits
36 months/36,000 miles
60 months/unlimited distance
36 months/36,000 miles
Roadside assistance
36 months/36,000 miles
Certified Pre-Owned program benefits
Maximum age/mileage
Fords and many non-Ford vehicles up to 10 years old with less than 150,000 miles
Basic warranty terms
90-Day/4,000-Mile (whichever comes first) Comprehensive Limited Warranty
Dealer certification required
139-point inspection
Roadside assistance
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