1999 Ford Contour SE
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Engine

Gas I4

MPG (City/Highway)

24/34

Safety Ratings

MSRP

$16,055

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Summary

The 1999 Ford Contour SE is equipped with impressive features, including a 2.0L I-4 125HP engine, 5-speed manual transmission with overdrive and air conditioning. Comfort and convenience are covered with cruise control, power mirrors, power windows and power locks. Music aficionados will appreciate the AM/FM stereo cassette with 4 speakers, while the tilt steering wheel and light tinted windows are perfect for on-the-go tweaks. All of this is easily managed atop steel wheels.

1999 Ford Contour SE price

Base MSRP

$16,055

Delivery charges

$535

Invoice price

$14,654

Total price

$16,590

NHTSA Crash Test Overall Ratings

Based on the combine ratings of frontal, side and rollover.
Should ONLY be compared to other vehicle of similar size and weight

Side Barrier Rating Driver

Side Barrier Rating Passenger Rear Seat

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1999 Ford Contour SE warranty

Basic (months/miles)

36/36,000

Corrosion perforation (months/miles)

60/unlimited

Powertrain (months/miles)

36/36,000

Roadside assistance (months/miles)

36/36,000

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1999 Ford Contour SE Colors

Interior Colors
Midnight Blue
Medium Dark Prairie Tan
Graystone
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Exterior Colors
Light Prairie Tan Clearcoat Metallic
Cabernet Red Clearcoat Metallic
Toreador Red Clearcoat Metallic
Spruce Green Clearcoat Metallic
Deep Navy Blue Clearcoat Metallic...
Medium Steel Blue Clearcoat Metallic
Tropic Green Clearcoat Metallic
Silver Frost Clearcoat Metallic
Black Clearcoat
Vibrant White Clearcoat

Engine

Type Gas I4
Engine Size (l) 2.50
Cylinders Configuration V-6
Displacement (cc) 2,500
Drive Type FWD
Horsepower (rpm) 6,250
Horsepower (hp) 170
Torque (rpm) 4,250
Torque Lb (ft) 165
Engine Location Front
Valves 24
Bore (mm) 84.80
Bore (in) 3.34

Fuel

Type Gasoline
Tank Capacity (gal) 15
Grade 56.78

Mileage

EPA City Economy 24
EPA Highway Economy 34
EPA Combined Economy 28
Cruising Range City (mi) 360
Cruising Range Hwy (mi) 510

Transmission

Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 5
Description 5 Speed Manual
First Gear Ratio 3.42
Second Gear Ratio 2.14
Third Gear Ratio 1.45
Fourth Gear Ratio 1.03
Fifth Gear Ratio 0.77
Reverse Gear Ratio 3.46
Final Drive Axle Ratio 3.84

Powertrain

Doors

Doors 4

Seating

Number Of Seats 5
Max Seating Capacity 5

Wheels

Front Wheel Material Steel
Front Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Rear Wheel Material Steel
Rear Wheel Size (in) 14 x 5.5
Spare Wheel Material Steel
Spare Wheel Size (in) Compact

Exterior dimensions

Overall Length (in) 184.61
Overall Width (in) 69.09
Max Width Without Mirrors (in) 69.10
Overall Height (in) 54.41
Liftover Height (in) 25.10
Track Width Front (in) 59.20
Track Width Rear (in) 58.50
Wheelbase (in) 106.50

Interior dimensions

Passenger Volume (cu.ft) 90.20
Trunk Volume (cu.ft) 13.90
Front Head Room (in) 39
Rear Head Room (in) 36.70
Front Shoulder Room (in) 53.90
Rear Shoulder Room (in) 53.30
Front Leg Room (in) 42.40
Rear Leg Room (in) 34.40
Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 14
Max Cargo Volume (cu.ft) 14

Weights

Curb Weight Base (lb) 2,769

Steering

Type Pwr Rack & Pinion
Overall Ratio 14.52
Turns To Turns Ratio 2.78
Turning Diameter Curb To Curb (ft) 36.50
Turning Diameter Wall To Wall (ft) 38.40
Turning Radius Curb To Curb (ft) 18.25
Turning Radius Wall To Wall (ft) 19.20

Trailering

Max Tongue Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 100
Max Trailer Dead Weight Hitch (lb) 1,000

Braking

Type Pwr
Front Disc Yes
Rear Drum Yes
Front Brake Rotor Dia (in) 10.24
Front Brake Rotor Thickness (in) 0.94

Tires

Front Tire Size P185/70R14
Rear Tire Size P185/70R14
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15
Spare Tire Size T135/80R15

Suspensions

Front Type Indep MacPherson
Front Type Extended w/Coil Springs
Rear Type Indep Quadralink
Rear Type Extended w/Coil Springs

Emissions

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    Campaign ID; 06E022000

    Component Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Recall Summary

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    Campaign ID; 00V350000

    Component Fuel System, Other

    Recall Summary

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    Campaign ID; 00V075000

    Component Service Brakes, Hydraulic

    Recall Summary

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    Campaign ID; 99V060000

    Component Electrical System

    Recall Summary

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    This Could Result In A Crash And Possible Personal Injury.

    Recall Remedy

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