1997 Ford Contuor SE V6

The Contour was one of Ford's attempts to sell the same car worldwide. Though well received in Europe it was considered too small in the U.S. However, if one wanted a compact sedan, it was an excellent car with good power and handling, especially in the SE versions with the V6 engine.

Ours was a Champagne Clearcoat Metallic with a Pumice leather interior. It had every available option, except for a moonroof and automatic transmission. It wa our only car ordered from the factory. We drove it for a year, but it developed constant alignment problems, after being on a flat bed tow truck, for an engine fault. So, we traded it on a BMW 3 Series.

Contour SE

Richard Murphy 2013-2021