1999 Ford Cougar V6 2.5 from UK and Ireland
A magnificent car which is sporty, well made and very reliable
Nothing. Since I have had the car (16 months), I have had no problems at all. I find this generally indicative of Fords and due to this they are the only manufacturer I have ever bought from.
My one slight gripe is that there is occasionally a slight squeak from the rear on bumpy roads. However whilst this appears to be a bearing noise coming from the rear wheels, it is actually the parcel shelf retainer. Any person who experiences the same, remove the shelf and listen again - like magic it has gone.
I have just driven around Devon and Cornwall for seven days and covered over 1200 miles in my black stallion and it was a dream. There is plenty of power when required and the sound of the beautiful V6 engine is a pleasure to behold.
The modern looks ensure that you never get bored of looking at her or being seen in her.
With respect to the interior I have just two dislikes. The leather seats are very nice looking and being heated and electric is great, however they do not support you enough and allow you to shift slightly when carriyng out tight cornering. I believe this was amended on the later models and the ST24 seats were put in. Also, and a very minor moan, I think the steering wheel is slightly too big. Again I believe this was amended on later models.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 4th October, 2004
The offside window was stuck in the open position. Remove the inner door panel and check the winder motor by applying a 12v source direct. If the window winds up, check the relay which is located in the door near speaker. I replaced relay for £3 from an auto store. It is now all OK!