I stumbled onto these forums a few weeks ago while looking for a new(er) car and info on them. If short, these forums were greatly helpful, which in turn helped me make a purchase and future work/maintenance.
The car: 2000 contour svt, tropical green, tan interior, 108k miles on it(a little higher than I would have liked but...). I bought it off the original owner,who also had owned a 1998 csvt which became a trade in for this one. The car's completely stock and overall very clean, also have all the service records from day one . Some nicks and scratches but nothing that takes away from the overall gorgeous appearance. It does have a tiny oil leak that I'll be searching for this weekend during an oil change. Also, the motor for the antenna isn't working properly either(junkyard time again).
After having this car for only a week, I'm already in-love . Good power, great handling, and great looks. A nice step up from my soon to be junked 1986 lincoln towncar(though I'll miss the floatyness of the boat).
Thanks for reading my ramblings.