1987 Ford Cougar Review

1987 Ford Cougar LS V6 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission V6 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired44000 miles
Most recent distance185000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Monte Carlo

Summary:

Slick and reliable--what a combo!

Faults:

Head gaskets replaced at about 85,000 miles.

Halogen dash lights replaced 3 times.

Map sensor replaced twice.

Seats just now showing wear.

Black paint now oxidizing after 20 years.

General Comments:

This car has been a surprise. In its prime it got 33 mpg on the highway. It is still fast and handles great and very comfortable (I've only been sitting in it for almost 20 years!). And best of all, the body style is still unique with the sweeping back cat eye side windows and the vertical back window, not like the cookie cutter designs of todays cars. Basically, the car just takes good regular maintenance and keeps on going. My friends laugh that the tires I just put on it doubled its value--but this car is invaluable because it is reliable and... its been paid for since the day I bought it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th August, 2007

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review