Mercury Cougar Reviews from UK and Ireland

1970 Mercury Cougar Coupe 5.8 V8

Year of manufacture1970
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.8 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.5 / 10
Distance when acquired76000 miles
Most recent distance76800 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

A fantastic high performance classic

Faults:

Fast idle cam broke.

Fuel sender replaced.

General Comments:

This car is very fast.

Puts new sports cars to shame.

The fuel consumption is a small price to pay for the sheer power and the owning of a Classic American Car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2004

1994 Mercury Cougar XR7 3.8 Supercharged

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 3.8 Supercharged Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 miles
Most recent distance74200 miles
Previous carFord Mustang

Summary:

A bargain grand tourer

Faults:

Nothing, she's been as good as gold.

General Comments:

An incredible performance car with a supercharged engine that pins you back in your seat. Fantastic sounding engine, especially with the characteristic whine from the supercharger.

Not only is Cougar XR7 fast, but its very luxurious too. Mine had leather seats, a superb stereo, cruise control, plus a decent (but not too soft) ride.

The Cougar is a fine handling car too, not like a sports car though, it's more of a grand tourer. It makes a fine chariot for long distance touring. I drove mine to Europe on three occasions.

Quite thirsty though, perhaps due to the supercharger. 21mpg on average.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 2 reviews