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Old 08-27-2004, 08:24 PM   #1
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Well the other day I took a bonnie out for a test drive with my friend and i didn't like it at all really I mean it was smooth and such but it had like NO options that I gota have like the center console shifter TC and stuff like that....they wanted 5995 for the car....I guess I am looking more twoards like another contour but I want a SVT those look amazing and have a decent engine with good gas mileage but if a bonne came along like my uncles for under 4 grand I would buy it his is so nice its a 1995 bonnie SLE it has everything tc all power options moonroof leather dual power seats its so amazing!!
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The Contours (especially the SVT) are a NIGHTMARE to work on. And they have no low-end balls. That'* what gets you going off the line.

Look for a 95+ SLE or SSE. That'* where the options are.
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or an 87-91 SSE, that'* where all the options are. . If you want options, it has to be an SSE or SSEi, other than that, the options are lacking.


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or an 87-91 SSE, that'* where all the options are.
that'* where all my half broken options are
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Why do you need so many options if you only have a contour right now?
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I was wonderin, are those contuor SVTs really that fast, a kid down the street has one and he seems to think its really fast
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They can be quick, but the SVT worth talking about is the F150 Lightning and the STV Mustang.

I would rather work on a 3800 then the Contour SVT, and the insurance is going to be way more The only way I could go Contour SVT, is if I was a total Ford expert.
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You can get decent Bonnevilles, you just have to hunt around. I got mine for $3500 back in December with 117k on it. Of course I'm not so sure you really need a Bonneville with your driving history....but you'll learn soon enough once the moeny tree dies up.
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I think a GrandAm is more your style, plus they are cheap
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I think a GrandAm is more your style, plus they are cheap
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and slower and harder to work on (especially the dohc ones)
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