1991 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 Liter from North America
Very respectable for what the vehicle is, comfortable and somewhat powerful with a 6 Cylinder
Well first of all let me state that I was given this car when my friends mother was willed another newer car so this was a used and abused car when I got it... OK now onto what has gone wrong...
The first thing I noticed was that the odometer was broken when I got the vehicle... It was stuck broken at 174000 miles. That is why no beginning or current miles are shown. The suspension is worn and the struts are bad. The head gaskets were replaced a few years ago and that seems to have been an issue across these vehicles. A good friend of mine actually did the upper-half that's why I decided to take it with as many miles as it had. I have a crack in the dashboard some rust holes in the kick panels and I need to have a tie rod end done. The roof and hood and some other small pieces need to be repainted which considering the age of the car will probably be done with some spray paint. (Hey it's a to work vehicle) The trunk also leaks a little bit. But what do you really want from a 91 with probably 200-220 thousand miles on it.
Honestly I have had this car for about 2 months now and I was given it so I really have nothing to complain about. I have been pleasantly surprised about everything with this car. I like its acceleration for a 6cyl, I think it handles well for the time that is on it and it really seems to be comfortable. Even with fading paint, missing some lamp lenses and interior parts missing. I actually have had people compliment me on the car and say it is nice. When I got the vehicle I intended it to be a work vehicle and that is all it will end up being with the mileage, but I must say I really like the car and I am pretty impressed with its durability and its comfort level. I have put about $350 into the car in the guise of a lower water hose, an upper left control arm, an inspection two tires and as of now I have not had any problems with it. By the way the high miles are due to the previous owner driving back and forth from NY to southern Virgina so the miles are due to highway driving.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd December, 2006