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I was driving home last night and at this light this guy sitting next to me jumps on it as the light turned green, suprised but ready I dropped the clutch he had the drop on me but when I hit 3rd I was easily pulling away. I let off after I was about 10 car lengths in front but he wouldn't pull back up to me even after I slowed . So, I went on home.
 

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EEEEK! Sorry! My friend said they made a v6 contour sho. o_O The one in the dark musta been an svt then. 'cause I know damn well that it wasn't a four cylander; I can keep on the quarterpanel of just about any four cylander around for at least ten seconds or so (except wrx's and evo's, of course) and this thing was /gone/.
 

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:D That's cool man. We all make mistakes. Just remember, the number of cylinders has no effect on how fast a car is. There are MANY MANY MANY more cars with 4banger that will kill you other than the WRX and the Evo. Cars that date back to the early 80's with turbo 4's can wax my GT. Don't underestimate a car because it has a 4 cyl. It's about the torque to weight ratio, not the cylinders to size of car ratio. And yes, the V6 contours can haul a little bootay. Don't even try a 5-speed Taurus. :)
 

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Yeah, but I was thinking of cars made in the nineties. That's true... I got waxed by one of those new minis though! It was worth it. I love minis. And MG's. Pretty much any english car I like. Shame the american car companies drove 'em outta business...
 

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I'm not sure. If it's mechanical, it probably means it has a manual and a V6. If it's cosmetic, the way it is with 3gen escorts, it means 'spoiler and alloy wheels' The SVT, is, I believe, a DOHC V6, above 3.0 liters.
 

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The Contour SVT is a 2.5L V6 with 200 hp and a 5 sp manual. It's quick and will take EGTs. However, the Contour SE or LE or whatever the hell it is is a piece of Ford Crap. it's slow, heavy and not built for racing. My friend had a 4 door, we used to race on the way home from work, I'd wax him everytime in my EGT.

The 1st gen SHO 88-91 came with a 3.0L V6 and 220(???) hp, w/ either an ATX or MTX tranny.
The 2nd gen SHO 92-95 came with a 3.0L V6 and 220 hp, w/ either an ATX or MTX tranny.
The 3rd gen SHO 96-99 came with a 3.4L 60 degree V8 making 235 hp, w/ only an ATX tranny available.

1st and 2nd gens are basically the same car but 2nd gens had updated exterior features, like the rims, & front fascia. 2nd gens are my favorite SHO.

Note: ATX means automatic; MTX means manual :wink:
 

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James92Scort said:
The 1st gen SHO 88-91 came with a 3.0L V6 and 220(???) hp, w/ either an ATX or MTX tranny.
The 2nd gen SHO 92-95 came with a 3.0L V6 and 220 hp, w/ either an ATX or MTX tranny.
The 3rd gen SHO 96-99 came with a 3.4L 60 degree V8 making 235 hp, w/ only an ATX tranny available.
:) Sorry for rubbing it in, but...

There was no SHO in '88.
1st gen - 89-91 - all yamaha 3.0's, 220hp, all mtx.
2nd gen - 92-95 - ATX was a 230hp yamaha 3.2 (bored out) - MTX was the same yamaha 3.0 220hp. These weigh more than the 1st gen due to antilock brakes (which were an option on the 91), updated exterior styling, airbags, and cushier front seats.
3rd gen - 96-99 - 3.4 V8, all automatics, 235hp, and unless you have some work to your 4 cams, this engine will never live to see 100k miles. they self destruct unless they're welded in place (which ford fails to recognize as a problem, even though over half of the 3rd gen sho's have had this failure.)
 

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Sorry I failed to proof read the 88 to 89 remark. Please, get it out to the newspapers and stations across the country. it's a big scandal and I'm gonna have to go to court for years and my name and face will be plastered up everywhere :p

I did realize after i typed that the ATX was in fact the 3.2 on the 2nd gens, I decided to let you have some of the thunder instead of editing it myself (honestly) :wink:

Ford decided to not honor the cam work as a warrenty issue and some SHO owners claimed repair bills as high as 20k...coulda bought a new car for that. Why they didn't is beyond me. :?

There's a shop down in Georgia which specializes in welding the Cams for the 3rd Gens.

That's why the 2nd gens are my favorite; reliable, came with MTXs, awesome exterior styling, room for 5, & it didn't have cam problems. :wink:
 

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James92Scort said:
The Contour SVT is a 2.5L V6 with 200 hp and a 5 sp manual. It's quick and will take EGTs. However, the Contour SE or LE or whatever the hell it is is a piece of Ford Crap. it's slow, heavy and not built for racing. My friend had a 4 door, we used to race on the way home from work, I'd wax him everytime in my EGT.

A friend of mine has a 95 Gl with the 6 cylinder and it is no slouch of a car, it has the same exact engine as the svt minus cam work intake and exhaust which is where the 30 hp diff comes from. I guarantee if you TRY to take a V6 contour your gonna feel real bad.
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The Sport comes with a standard 2.5-liter 170-horsepower V6 engine with a 5-speed manual transmission. The SVT gets a high-output variant of the V6 that produces 200 horsepower. The limited edition SVT features leather interior, black-on-white gauges, unique body cladding and front fascia, 16-inch performance tires, and SVT badging. So i answered my own question like i said i was going to. Ha ha ha good for me
 

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Jeez you're making me want one of those. I bet if I had an SVT Contour I could smoke stangs left and right. :mrgreen: I wonder how much those cost and how easy it would be to get my hands on one.
 
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