The Mystique of the Mondeo: 1998 Ford Contour SVT

Merriam-Webster defines the word con·tour (n)| ˈkän-ˌtu̇r as (1) an outline especially of a curving or irregular figure (2) the general form or structure of something or (3) a usually meaningful change in intonation in speech.  I wasn’t familiar with that last definition, but the fellows at Ford’s Special Vehicle Team put some contour into the 1995-2000 Ford Contour and Mercury Mystique sales literature with the release of the 1998 SVT version which added a 2.5 liter Duratec V6, 5-speed manual box, upgraded brakes, snazzy interior bits, and a sport tuned suspension.  Find this 1998 Ford Contour SVT offered for $1200 in Warwick, RI via craigslist. Tip from Art C.

From the seller:

1998 Ford contour svt

condition: good

cylinders: 6 cylinders

drive: fwd

fuel: gas

paint color: silver

size: compact

title status: clean

transmission: manual

type: sedan

98 Contour SVT

5spd manual

2.5l 6cyl.

Approximately 191,XXX

Runs great, and mechanically strong. Have put a bunch of new parts in it over the past couple of years (tires, brakes, lines, axles, headlights w/hids, and more), with paperwork. Has a few 20 year old issues, but nothing you would not expect. $1,200obo

Please feel free to email me with any questions. I am not interested in trades, and am not looking for another vehicle.

See a better way to drive something SVT?