1977 Mercury Cougar XR7 400 Cubic Inch V8 from North America
Love this car and I want to keep it for years!
Power steering pump and gear have needed replacement.
Alternator went out at near 240000 (after only being rebuilt once before).
Has needed two water pumps.
I love this car. It has been in my family since it was new. My parents went on their honeymoon in it and so did I and my wife.
Car runs well, even up here in the cold Iowa winters. Never have had to rebuild engine or transmission, although we have put bearings in it once as a precaution.
Still purrs like the cat it is. Even the paint has held up well. The seats well too, although I had the inlays redone a few years back.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th January, 2004
20th Jan 2004, 06:16
I like the ideal of the homeymoon car for 2 generations. I just bought a 1979 Cougar. Great shape, 57000 miles. I am happy. Iowa here too..
16th Jan 2007, 14:14
I bought my 77 cougar for $450 and I love having it I have had to replace the carburetor, exhaust and today I'm getting new brakes and front tires its costing $750 but I love the leather interior and sunroof.