1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 EFI from North America


Wouldn't trade it for a viper ok maybe I would


I had to put in all new speakers

The doors are too heavy and starting to sag.

I had the transmission replaced at 130,000 (should have had it replaced sooner)

Seats are staring to wear.

General Comments:

Other than the faults listed above this is a very solid, reliable car.

It is fast and at high speeds handles great.

The 3.8 has enough kick to give the 5.0 a run for its money.

The interior is very roomy for a 2 door.

The trunk is very roomy

I did have to replace the rotors at 135,000.

I currently own the car and plan on driving it until the end of either me or the car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th March, 2005

1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8L gas from North America


It was probably a great car until it hit 130,000 miles. Then it fell apart real quick


The transmission had to be replaced at 150,000 miles. A cheap little plastic piece that controls oil flow to the transmission broke, denying oil to my transmission and ruining it within seconds.

The doors (it's a coupe) are huge. Huge. They go on forever. So when it hit 10 years, the door was sagging badly and I often had to put my elbow into the door to get it to open because the back end was resting on the frame. I had to hinges replaced, but that didn't last a year. It's sagging again.

Leather seats were a bad idea.

The radio became very moody. The power connection was faulty and would work intermittently, resetting my clock and my stations every time. I finally had it replaced.

The gas line completely fell apart at 164,000 miles. It was losing gas badly. One day I started my car up and noticed gas was pouring out underneath my passenger side door, leaking enough gas to fill a cup every 3 seconds. We had it towed in and the Ford mechanic said, "1992 Cougar - Did the gas line break?" I guess this is typical.

General Comments:

The car moved well. If you like to drive too fast, get the LS (luxury sedan trim) instead of the XR7 because a friend told me his XR7 has a governor. My LS went as fast as anyone should ever go. The acceleration was terrific for the first 140,000 miles.

My biggest annoyance was the rear-wheel drive. I either had to pack the trunk with junk and sacrifice gas mileage, or sacrifice traction whenever it got a little slick out. I'd rather walk a mile in the snow than drive a mile in traffic with this car in the snow or ice. The fish-tailing was a lot of fun, though, especially for those in the back seat.

Spacious trunk.

My passengers had no complaints about the back seat and I carried A LOT of passengers in the five years I had this car.

The electronic dashboard on the LS was cool at first, but very annoying after awhile. I always had to move my hand to see the speedometer, and now the light is out and I can only see the speedometer when I'm on a dark highway at night.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th January, 2005

1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 V6 supercharged from North America


This car is absolutely amazing!


Nothing has gone wrong with this car except that I have a headlight problem. My headlights flicker off and on while I drive. I think that all that it is is a faulty headlight switch.

General Comments:

Fast car even though it's not a Mustang or Camaro. My friends really like my car for its power and comfort. The interior is very spacious. However, the seats are kind of rough on my passengers.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th September, 2004

1st Jan 2008, 00:09

We had the same problem with the headlights. It was the headlight switch on ours.

Now, our automatic seat belts on the drivers side won't work. Any clue why?

1992 Mercury Cougar LS 3.8 from North America


A great car


Brakes rotors 50,000 and about every 25,000 to date one set of hubs and Brakes in back water pump and head gasket 85,000 about 4 sets of shocks to date about 4 sets of struts to date 2 two sets of spings in front and one set in back and some other parts here there.

General Comments:

Have driven this car very hard and maintained it, it doesn't own me a thing have to retire it after this winter because rust (rot) : (have had 5 other cars during the 11 years of having this and still love it more than the others (85 Bronco II , 94 Mazda Navajo, 93 Lincoln Mark V111, 99 Mercury Mystique V6, and 96 Mercury Cougar V8.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th October, 2003

1992 Mercury Cougar XR7 3.8 litre from North America


Very little.

General Comments:

Like the two doors but they are very big and heavy.

Power seats don't have much support in lower back area.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 21st June, 1998