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What did you pay for your Contour?

ConcepTrs913

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Hoffman Estates, Illinois
I have been looking for one for quite some time now... I paid $6000 in 2005 for a 1998 Silver Frost E0 with 43k miles on it at the time from a dealer. Needless to say I'm looking to fill the void...
 

freliford97

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Illinois
Yeah I bought this one within an hour of it being on Facebook marketplace. I knew that was too good of a deal to pass up!
 

skunk

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Sep 27, 2000
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massachusetts
Roughly $18,000 brand new off the lot 21 years ago . I still own it with roughly 65k on it , stored winters and barley see’s any rain .
 

Detailpro116

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Alberta, Canada
My original 1998 Mystique Sport was bought from my aunt and uncle for $800 in 2004. It had over 230,000km on the body. The engine had been replaced around 160,000km. They leased the car for a couple years and bought it out. Gave it to my cousin to drive for a year or so and then sold it to me.

The local Ford dealer had a green 95 GL V6 5 speed sitting in the back wholesale row. I did a straight trade across for the Mystique. I then drove this car for about a year and put SVT wheels, SE skirts, SVT dual exhaust and a bunch of other stuff on this car. While owning it I also picked up another green 95 Zetec 5 speed from a Chrysler dealer wholesale row for $700.

I think by 2005 or 2006 I had gotten rid of all of them and moved onto Mazda B2200 mini trucks.

In 2015 I found my 98 SVT. Paid $2000 for it in pretty good condition with mods and only 168,000km. I sold it a couple months later for $3500. Fast forward to April 2021, saw it listed for sale 2 hours away and picked it up for $1500 with 212,000km in a much more sorry state than I had last seen it. $2500 in repairs later so far and here we are again. Currently at 217k and running strong and back to life! Been a very enjoyable summer with it, with lots of work to complete over the winter.
 

sdowney717

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We did not pay anything for our 1998 6 cylinder SE with auto. It was a divied up portion of wife's inheritance from dear old dad, and nobody wanted it but her.
Had about 90,000 miles on it, so mechanically ok. But must have every emissions code in the book, last time I checked maybe 12 codes. But SE VA does not care and it passes. I dont think this kind of car would make it in a place where they demand all codes be fixed.
 

CLASSVT

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May 2, 2003
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Fort Wayne, In
I paid $10,500 used in 2001 or 2002 (can't remember) with 45k on the clock. Still driving it like I stole it, although only in good weather. About 100k on it now. No snow and very little rain. In fact I drove it into work today since we have a break in the weather. It puts a smile on my face every time. It has had plenty of paint and mechanical work done on it over the years, so it's pretty solid and looks mint inside and out. But my friends joke it's a $50k Contour based on work done, and they're probably not as far off as I'd like to think. Old crummy pic's, but you get the idea.
 

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Zoojoe

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Arizona
I paid 1000 $ for my 1999 SVT Contour on 7/22/22. Has 100017 miles and is completely stock. Runs great needs a clutch and paint and a front seat leather repair. Need a right front rocker jack panel. Also looking for a stock radio. Thanks
 

Zoojoe

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Arizona
103000 mile SVT 99 CONTOUR BLACK. All original all factory options, body is a 9 interior is a 9 engine purs is a 10. Needs paint a leather insert on drivers seat. I am completely rebuilding the suspension. .
 

Zoojoe

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103000 mile SVT 99 CONTOUR BLACK. All original all factory options, body is a 9 interior is a 9 engine purs is a 10. Needs paint a leather insert on drivers seat. I am completely rebuilding the suspension. . Paid 1000$
 

rouar

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Mar 18, 2001
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Nashua NH
$4500 in 2007! 83k miles at the time. I hit 100k in 2009 (while driving home from Spring Zing) and have about 112k now. ☺️
 

Detailpro116

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Oct 31, 2015
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Alberta, Canada
came on the car, but i believe it is an Ebay special.
I’ve seen those on eBay, I’ve been contemplating one for my own. I’ve seen a couple others with them and I think they really finish it off. I’m generally not a fan of tinted tail lights, but do yours ever look good on the red!
 
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