1990 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8
A/C Compressor stopped working at 98,000 and had to be replaced.
Distributor started making grinding noise at 110,000 Miles and needed replacement.
Fan Clutch went bad at 123,000 Miles. Was able to drive with heat on to get to my mechanic without overheating.
Water Pump started leaking badly and needed replacement at 127,000 Miles.
Bad Head Gasket caused erratic temp gage readings at 132,000 Miles and needed replacement.
Strut Arm bushings went bad at 147,000. Also, was told I will need upper and lower ball joints and struts.
Front brake rotors need frequent resurfacing for shudder when braking.
Had rear brake wheel cylinders and self adjusters replaced at about 88,000. They now need replacement again.
Drive shaft universal has a lag.
Driver door hinge was replaced just before I picked up the car at 71,000. Now the passenger is so bad I don't even use the door.
Just found out I need the Throttle Position Sensor) replaced. Causes car to not idle well until it warms up a bit.
All in all I like the car a lot. It is very comfortable and drives very smooth.
Even with all the problems listed I was never left stranded with the car. I was always able to make it to my mechanic just in time. There were always signs of impending problems before they completely blew.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd June, 2003