Contour Enthusiasts Group CEG

General >> General

Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | >> (show all)
95 V6 contour
New CEG'er

Reged: 06/07/04
Posts: 35
Loc: Michigan
Ford Mustang to replace Contour
#673442 - 07/26/04 05:41 AM

How are mustangs with reliability, drivability, fun, ect...?
I was just looking for a replacement car cause my Contour is gettin a lil rusty and not worth to put mods into.
Any thoughts?

--------------------
95 Contour GL V6 ATX
full of little experimental mods that make me happy

Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Alan Coles
CEG'er

Reged: 08/20/02
Posts: 283
Loc: Halifax, Nova Scotia
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673533 (Re: 95 V6 contour) 07/26/04 01:24 PM

Originally posted by ubercows:
How are mustangs with reliability, drivability, fun, ect...?
I was just looking for a replacement car cause my Contour is gettin a lil rusty and not worth to put mods into.
Any thoughts?



You'd get better feedback from a Mustang forum on Mustang specific questions. You can also checkout sites like http://www.edmunds.com etc., for their opinions.

Regards, Alan

--------------------
03 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD
98 Mystique 2.5 MTX
99 SVT - Inheriting Lil Monster's parts
98 SVT - Lil Monster (RIP) 183.7 whp
Quaife/Fidanza/UR UD Clutch
AFE/MSDS/SHO-Y/Bassani/MagnaCore
GC/Koni/22mmR/EndLinks/ES/
KVR Slotted/1144's/SS Lines/MASItaly

Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
SVT24
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 03/26/02
Posts: 1064
Loc: Somewhere in Illinois
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673546 (Re: 95 V6 contour) 07/26/04 01:48 PM

Don't buy one with a V6.

--------------------
2003 Toyota Matrix
1972 Pontiac Ventura II "Sprint"
1998 SVT !SOLD!



Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
chrisilversvt
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 08/19/02
Posts: 2857
Loc: memphis area,tn.
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673550 (Re: SVT24) 07/26/04 01:52 PM

Originally posted by SVT24:
Don't buy one with a V6.




yes a 5speed v8 is what you want if buying a stang...

i just sold my svt(to a fellow ceg'r)and just picked up my 95 gt yesterday....man it feels good to have torque again..

--------------------
new,new ride!
'99 svt
black/mnb

'95 mustang gt sold!
'98 svt #800 sold!


Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Putz
Veteran CEG'er

Reged: 05/23/02
Posts: 548
Loc: Ontario, Stratford
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673563 (Re: chrisilversvt) 07/26/04 02:18 PM

SVT is probably faster than the V6

and yeah once you have tourqe, the little high reving moors dont cut it anymore

--------------------
98 contour gl, v6 auto
01 explorer sport v6 auto
2001gtp AT gmail DOT com



Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
KyleH
Veteran CEG'er

Reged: 06/02/03
Posts: 699
Loc: Waterloo, Ontario, Canada
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673616 (Re: Putz) 07/26/04 03:38 PM

Just out of curiosity, does anyone know how the '99+ Cougar compares to the 'tour for reliability or is it pretty much the same?


--------------------
My Cars
1999 Silver Frost SVT - 80,000km #2603/2760 Aug. 10, 1999.

1996 Mercury Mystique LS V6 MTX - retired @ 323,151km.
1995 Ford Contour V6 MTX-sold @ 214,000km

Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Roz 1999 SVT-C
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 11/13/02
Posts: 3506
Loc: San jose, Ca
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673634 (Re: KyleH) 07/26/04 04:09 PM

All V6 and 4cyl between the tours and cougars are pushing the same output and performance times i believe.


I know for a fact they ahve the same performance numbers.

Lupe

--------------------
3.0 SVT hybrid...all the fixens...Track/Race ready very soon!!!!!! 20,000 + miles

Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
TourDeForce
Hard-core CEG'er

Reged: 03/04/03
Posts: 7117
Loc: West Palm Beach, FL - Going to Jupiter someday
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673670 (Re: Roz 1999 SVT-C) 07/26/04 04:42 PM

Same engine management, same powertrain, so the reliability will be similar.

--------------------
Must be that jumbly-wumbly thing happening again.

Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Monk
CEG'er

Reged: 03/03/04
Posts: 287
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673720 (Re: 95 V6 contour) 07/26/04 05:41 PM

Originally posted by ubercows:
How are mustangs with reliability, drivability, fun, ect...?
I was just looking for a replacement car cause my Contour is gettin a lil rusty and not worth to put mods into.
Any thoughts?




Very reliable if you drive them right. Handling isn't too great on the 6-cylinders, and if you want fun go for the 8-cylinder. But neither version(s) of the 'stang will give you good gas mileage, so beware...

Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
dbateman
CEG'er

Reged: 01/19/04
Posts: 227
Loc: Virginia
Re: Ford Mustang to replace Contour new
#673745 (Re: 95 V6 contour) 07/26/04 06:09 PM


Well, I'm assuming you can do without the 2 extra doors and the winter driving ability a Contour (or other front-wheel-drive car) provides. Plus you'll be paying more insurance on a Stang.

If all that's ok, as others have said, definitely get a V8 and 5spd. Reliability should be fine, gas mileage shouldn't be too bad (my old 90 GT got 25mpg highway no problem.)

I think Mustangs are plenty of fun to drive and there are tons of mods out there for them.


--------------------
98 Contour V6 MTX, T-Red, 150k mi. Pic
SVT Dual Exhaust, KKM Intake, Donnely Mirror, Dension DMP3 Player w/80GB of MP3s, Wheelskin

95 F-150
91 Mustang GT
06 Honda Shadow Aero


Post Extras: Print Post Remind Me! Notify Moderator
Pages: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | 5 | >> (show all)


Extra information
0 registered and 14 anonymous users are browsing this forum.

Moderator:  GTO Pete, Trapps 

Print Thread

Permissions
You cannot start new topics
You cannot reply to topics
HTML is disabled
UBBCode is enabled

Thread views: 1251

Jump to

Contact Us Contour.org

*
UBB.threads™ 6.2.3

Generated in 0.075 seconds in which 0.068 seconds were spent on a total of 14 queries. Zlib compression enabled.

Copyright 1999-2005 Lance Kinley

CEG and contour.org are not affiliated with nor endorsed by Ford Motor Company