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First of all if someone would be so kind as to carfax this for me that would be great!!
1FAFP66L4WK194710

Second, i'd like people's opinions on the contour I'm looking at.
http://www.findcars.com/a.php3?q=116705
there's a link for it.
It drives really nice, shifts nice, but I've heard plenty of crap about contours but it seems like they're usually the 4 cylinder that have the big problems.
I'm really liking the car, it's got good power and should still get decent mileage. I know there have been threads about this before, so if anyone's owned a V6 contour and would care to chime in that'd be great.
Thanks!
 

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The only Major issue with the contours is the water pump. the factory pumps have plastic impellers that breakdown over time. Aftermarket (parts store ones) have metal impellers, much better as purging plastic pits from the block radiator and heater core is a PITA.
Other than that the one I used to own had 210K on it and other than the H20 pump all I ever did was maintenance(oil, plugs etc...). Very reliable car My grandmother has it currently and she drives it every day in Chicago traffic.
 

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Ya, it's an oil change place that has it and they said they just put a pump in. I read somewhere else about the plastic so i'll ask if they put a metal in.
 

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Good News -- Vehicle qualifies for the CARFAX Buyback Guarantee! No severe problems (major accidents, fire, flood damage, major odometer problems or lemon history) were ever reported by a Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) for this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710). If you find that any of these severe problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back.

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The story of this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710) according to our interpretation of the information reported to CARFAX:
This sedan has had 3 owners and was owned in Minnesota. The first title for this sedan was reported to CARFAX by a Minnesota DMV in 1997.
It has had no minor or moderate accidents reported to CARFAX.
It has had no DMV-reported total loss events, like a major accident, fire or flood.
It has not been reported by a DMV as having an Exceeds Mechanical Limits or Not Actual Mileage title.
It has a consistent mileage history with no indication of an odometer rollback. It was driven an average of 17,458 miles per year, which is higher than the industry average of 15,000. The last odometer reading, reported on 04/20/2005, was 131,262 miles.
It was not reported by a DMV as a Manufacturer Buyback (LEMON).
Its basic warranty has expired. You may want to discuss an extended warranty with your dealer.
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1. ACCIDENT CHECK

Total Loss Check No Severe Accidents Reported by a DMV - Buyback Guarantee!
Other Accident Indicators No Accident Indicators Reported
2. MILEAGE ACCURACY CHECK

Truth-In-Mileage Check No Odometer Problems Reported by a DMV - Buyback Guarantee!
Odometer Rollback Check No Potential Odometer Rollback Found
Mileage Consistency Check No Inconsistent Odometer Reading Found
3. LEMON CHECK®
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4. OWNERSHIP CHECK

Number of Owners 3 Estimated Owner(s)
Type of Owners Checked 8 Types of Vehicle Registrations
5. RECALL CHECK
Recall Information Is Now Available From FORD
6. WARRANTY CHECK
No Coverage Remaining on Basic Warranty. Interested in an Extended Warranty?
DETAILED VEHICLE HISTORY 13 HISTORY RECORDS REPORTED
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Year/Make/Model: 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE

Body Style: SEDAN 4 DR
Engine: 2.5L V6 PFI 24V DOHC
Fuel: GASOLINE
Driveline: FRONT WHEEL DRIVE
Manufactured in: UNITED STATES
Safety Equipment: 4 Wheel ABS Optional, Dual front air bags/active (manual) belts

Standard Equipment: Power Windows Optional, Power Steering, Air Conditioning, AM / FM Cassette, Power Brakes, Tilt Wheel, 6-digit Odometer





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Total Loss Check:


GOOD NEWS! No severe damage events were ever reported by a DMV for this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710). If you find that any of the following severe problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!


Salvage Title Loss Due To Fire Title
Junk Title Flood Damage Title
Rebuilt/Reconstructed Title Hail Damage Title
Dismantled Title Canadian Total Loss


Other Accident Indicators:


This 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710) had no accident indicators reported to CARFAX from its sources. This section checks for accidents and/or related damage reported from many public and private sources. Not all accidents are reported to CARFAX. A vehicle inspection completed by your dealer or professional mechanic is recommended.

No Salvage Auction Record Reported No Crash Test Vehicle Record Reported
No Fire Damage Record Reported No Airbag Deployment Record Reported
No Frame Damage Record Reported No Damage Disclosure Record Reported
No Police Accident Record Reported No Collision Repair Facility Record Reported

CARFAX depends on public and private sources for its accident data. Each one of these sources has different processing times. CARFAX can only report what is in our database on 06.Jun.2005 21:43:19. New data will result in a change to this report.
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Truth-In-Mileage Check:


GOOD NEWS! No major odometer problems were ever reported by a DMV under the Truth-In-Mileage Act for this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710). If you find that any of the following odometer problems were reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!
 

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Not Actual Mileage Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses mileage fraud or a broken odometer.
Exceeds Mechanical Limits Title - issued by DMV when the owner discloses an odometer rollover.


Odometer Rollback Check:


CARFAX found no odometer rollbacks for this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710). Rollbacks reported in this section originate from readings collected by a DMV or other verifiable source.

Mileage Consistency Check:


CARFAX found no inconsistent odometer readings in the mileage history of this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710).

Date: Mileage:
09/01/1998 13,745
09/21/1999 32,359
06/06/2000 46,012
12/28/2001 70,737
06/15/2002 77,452
08/05/2002 77,470
06/29/2004 121,958
10/01/2004 121,990
04/20/2005 131,262



Average miles driven per year 17,458 CARFAX AdvisorTM Compare this vehicle's average annual mileage to the industry average of 15,000 miles per year. Use this comparison to determine how this vehicle was driven.

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GOOD NEWS! No manufacturer buyback was ever reported by a DMV for this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710). If you find that a manufacturer buyback was reported by a DMV and not included in this report, CARFAX will buy this vehicle back. You must register to activate this free guarantee!

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Ownership History:


CARFAX estimates that this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710) had 3 owner(s). CARFAX analyzed this vehicle's title history and other supporting events to identify potential ownership transfers. In compliance with the U.S. privacy laws, CARFAX does not collect or report owner names or addresses.

Estimated Owners: Date: Location:
1st owner 11/05/1997 Minnesota
2nd owner 08/05/2002 Minnesota
3rd owner 10/01/2004 Minnesota

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Types of Owners:


This 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710) was originally registered as a Personal Vehicle.

Personal Use Registration Reported No Fleet Registration Reported
No Lease Registration Reported No Commercial Registration Reported
No Rental Registration Reported No Non-Profit Registration Reported
No Taxi Registration Reported No Built to Non U.S. Standards Record Reported

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Recall information for this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710) is now available directly from FORD. Get a current list of recalls that require repair for this vehicle.

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For your convenience, CARFAX has estimated the remaining original manufacturer warranty coverage based on information reported to us on this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710). Please confirm remaining factory warranty and extended warranty options with your dealer. Interested in an extended warranty?

Estimated start date of warranty: 10/15/1997
Last reading reported on 04/20/2005: 131,262 miles Recalculate with current mileage
Today's Date: June 6, 2005

Type of Coverage: Original Warranty: Estimated Remaining Coverage:
Basic 36 months or 36,000 miles Coverage expired
Drivetrain 36 months or 36,000 miles Coverage expired
Emissions 24 months or 24,000 miles Coverage expired
Corrosion 60 months or unlimited mileage Coverage expired
Transferable Transferable at no cost Same
Roadside Assistance 36 months or 36,000 miles Coverage expired
Safety Belt & Inflatable Restraint 60 months or 50,000 miles Coverage expired
Specific Components 96 months or 80,000 miles Coverage expired
Notes: Manufacturer covers emissions components under basic warranty. Emissions coverage may vary by state. Refer to owners manual for specific details. Transferable: no cost, unlimited owners covered. Adjustments and bulbs are covered (except alignment and wheel balance) after 1 years or 12,000 miles.




CARFAX Warranty Check provides an estimate of this vehicle's remaining warranty coverage. It does not take into account some vehicle history events. For example, major accidents resulting in Salvage or Junk titles that may void the original manufacturer warranty or ownership transfers that may decrease warranty coverage. This warranty information is only valid for vehicles manufactured for sale in the US. Complete warranty coverage information is available for this vehicle at the FORD web site.

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CARFAX searched more than 3 billion records from over 5,300 sources and found 13 record(s) for this 1998 FORD CONTOUR LX/SPORT/SE (1FAFP66L4WK194710).

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09/22/1997 NICB
Vehicle manufactured and shipped to original
dealer


10/15/1997 Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint Paul, MN
Registered as
personal vehicle


11/05/1997 Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Saint Paul, MN
Title #H3100J072
Title or registration issued
First owner reported


09/01/1998 13,745 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Miscellaneous service performed


09/21/1999 32,359 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Electrical system serviced
Engine serviced
Miscellaneous service performed
Fuel system serviced


06/06/2000 46,012 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Brakes serviced
Electrical system serviced
Suspension system serviced


12/28/2001 70,737 Service Facility
Vehicle serviced
Air conditioning serviced
Suspension system serviced
Brakes serviced
Electrical system serviced
Miscellaneous service performed


06/15/2002 77,452 Dealer Inventory
Minneapolis, MN
Vehicle offered for sale


06/19/2002 Auto Auction
Sold at auction
in Midwest Region
Listed as
a dealer vehicle


08/05/2002 77,470 Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Elk River, MN
Title #D2170P279
Title issued or updated
New owner reported


06/29/2004 121,958 Auto Auction
Sold at auction
in Midwest Region


10/01/2004 121,990 Minnesota
Motor Vehicle Dept.
Osseo, MN
Title #G2750S706
Title issued or updated
New owner reported
Loan or lien reported


04/20/2005 131,262 Auto Auction
Sold at auction
in Midwest Region
Listed as
a dealer vehicle


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A curbstoner is a person who purchases vehicles at volumes that require a dealer license and then poses as a private seller to sell to unsuspecting buyers for a large profit. Curbstoning is illegal in most States.
 

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there you go, hope it helps
 

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Discussion Starter #7
That's fantastic, thank you so much.
Looks to be clean, I think it's gonna be mine.
It was a fun little car and I need some better mileage to drive to school - 30 mile drive.
I'm gonna sell my 94 that I bought to fix up and buy this. I'm keeping my 95 Cougar and I want to make it nice and keep miles off of it. (Paint to come this summer, maybe gears/JMod if I get time and money)
 
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