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Contour95SE
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Reged: 07/31/06
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200,000 miles and still going
#1290223 - 07/31/06 04:06 PM

My '95 Contour SE (V6 MTX) passed 200,000 miles last week. Quite amazing.

Curious to know if anyone has passed 250,000 miles or so?

It's had most of the usual Contour issues, and still has a couple of quirks, but just keeps running. I bought it at 60,000 miles in '98 and I still love driving it. Over the winter it has studded snow tires on it and its awesome to drive in the snow - more fun than my wife's Audi A4Q even. My wife and I fight over who's going to drive it!

Great car.

Richard




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Tony2005
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Reged: 06/19/05
Posts: 5345
Loc: Virginia, USA
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1290224 (Re: Contour95SE) 07/31/06 04:07 PM

Welcome and congratulations.

1998 SVT 240k miles.
http://www.contour.org/ubbthreads/showflat.php?Cat=&Board=general&Number=1282198&Forum=general&Words=km&Match=Entire%20Phrase&Searchpage=0&Limit=25&Old=1month&Main=1282196&Search=true#Post1282198

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"Always do the cheap and easy ones first."

1996 V6 ATX 96K miles


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frenchblueC2
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Reged: 05/14/01
Posts: 8770
Loc: Manchester, NH
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1290226 (Re: Contour95SE) 07/31/06 04:13 PM

congrats on the accomplishment and welcome to the site!

I agree, driving these cars in the snow is SO FUN!
It makes winter much more enjoyable, that's for sure.


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Kim
1995 Contour GL

Needs less "needs more"

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richs
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Reged: 04/02/02
Posts: 183
Loc: NW New Jersey
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1290253 (Re: frenchblueC2) 07/31/06 04:36 PM

Got to 220,000 on the 95 before I had to put it ti sleep.
Rich S

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1998 SVT
1995 Contour 2.5 MTX 215K miles Son's car(dead and buried)
1997 Contour 2.0 ATX
1998 Contour 2.5 ATX
2004 Tauras Wagon 3.0 Duratec


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jtour
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Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1290258 (Re: richs) 07/31/06 04:43 PM

Dang 200K!!! thats great. Im sitting at 83,000 on my '99 4 cylinder. I hope to make it to 200k someday.



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"Do what you like, Because you have to drive it!"-Me

99 Contour LX
95 Mustang GT Convertible
97 Z24 Cavalier

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Rouar
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Reged: 03/19/01
Posts: 7431
Loc: Somerville, MA
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1290623 (Re: frenchblueC2) 07/31/06 11:59 PM

Originally posted by frenchblueC2:
I agree, driving these cars in the snow is SO FUN!
It makes winter much more enjoyable, that's for sure.




Definitely. My Contour was my favorite snow car (short of my parents' Subarus of course). Handled fantastic in no-traction conditions, especially without ABS getting in the way.

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Matthew
2000 Nissan Maxima SE
Sold: 98.5 Contour SE V6 ATX

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lauraq
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Reged: 01/05/01
Posts: 993
Loc: Innisfil, Ontario, Canada
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1290645 (Re: Rouar) 08/01/06 12:25 AM

Well I am at 405,000km which converts to just over 250,000 miles and still going strong.

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1998 BLK SVT CONTOUR
#2980 of 6535
395,000(ish) km (and counting)
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TourDeForce
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Reged: 03/04/03
Posts: 7117
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL - Going to Jupiter someday
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1291017 (Re: jtour) 08/01/06 01:23 PM

If tradition has held, Phil (Unisys12) should have about a half million miles on his Mystique by now. But I think he was planning to be gentle with the Mystique as she ages, so he may only be creeping up on 300k... Phil?

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Must be that jumbly-wumbly thing happening again.

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parkedcar
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Reged: 12/04/02
Posts: 1413
Loc: Hardwick, NJ
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1292983 (Re: TourDeForce) 08/03/06 05:09 PM

MY old 95 se had 280,000 miles on it when we sold it.
Was still running great.
Although it had its fair share of creaks, squeeks, and rattles.

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'99 CSVT 152k miles
'95 YJ
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blu_fuz
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Reged: 09/25/02
Posts: 1150
Loc: Fox Lake, WI
Re: 200,000 miles and still going new
#1293136 (Re: parkedcar) 08/03/06 08:24 PM

welcome to the club! - put it in your sig... "200,000 MILE CLUB"

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EGPLNT:MY 95' SE MTX SVT
*200,000 MILE CLUB*
6/06/06 - 201,000 MILES


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