1985 Mercury Cougar 3.8 V6 from North America
A poor man's Thunderbird!
Not really much of anything. Other than routine maintenance, just a new power antenna about 10 years ago, a new digital dash gauge cluster around the same time, and a new wiper motor 5 years ago.
This car doesn't owe me a dime. My cougar is an '85 that has a lot of options on it (all power, cruise, etc.). It is two tone silver and gray with a red cloth interior. Mine also has wire wheel covers, and neat little opera lights behind the quarter windows on the outside of the car. The ride is excellent, the motor has plenty of power, and fuel mileage is about 25 mpg over the road. I bought this car new, and other than getting the digital dash (very gimmicky and unreliable) I do not regret my choice. since it is kept in a garage, the body has stayed nice. I may re power it if the engine ever dies. The only odd thing about this car is that it has 2+2 seating with a full length console, yet has a column shifter? They should've put the shifter on the floor to complement the sporty look of the console. Just seems odd to me, that's all.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th June, 2005