Mondeo For Murica: 1999 Ford Contour SE

The Ford Contour was a rebadged (and ‘Muricanized) US market version of the European Ford Mondeo — which people with funny accents claim was one of the greatest cars ever built. But Europe didn’t get the truly horrible American mass market Pintos and Vegas, so they didn’t flock to the reliable Japanese cars in the 1990s in the same way Americans did. So, yes, the Mondeo might have been better than most of the cheap mass produced USA stuff, but that’s sort of like saying it is better to be bitten by a racoon instead of a coyote. Anyway, the Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique were built in the USA using a shared platform with the Mondeo and sold from 1995-2000 and then immediately recycled into tin cans, because I haven’t seen one in the wild in decades. Find this 1999 Ford Contour SE offered for $2950 in Long Beach, CA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!

From the seller:

VIN: 1FAFP66L6XX174167
condition: like new
cylinders: 6 cylinders
fuel: gas
odometer: 74000
paint color: white
title status: clean
transmission: automatic
type: sedan

74,xxx Original Miles CARFAX copy available. Runs like new very smooth.
Clean Title Never been in accident. NO dents, No scratches. Original paint.
4 doors Automatic 2.5L Engine DOHC 24 valve V-6 Super clean Inside and outside.
4 brand new tires, front wheel drive. Everything works. Airbags driver and passenger.
Power steering, window, mirror, door lock. Original Radio stereo AM-FM cassette.
Current Registration. Clean upholstery, Carpet and ceiling. Non-Smoker. NO pets.
Excellent Mechanical condition. Title on hand.
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$ 2,950.00 or best offer.

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