1993 Mercury Cougar XR7 Bostonian edition 5.0 from North America


Was a good engine


When I bought the car, the head gaskets were leaking, and the engine caught on fire, which melted the brake line, so if I drove it, boom. Then the transmission died and I got it fixed and the same thing happened to the transmission after I got it back.

General Comments:

If anyone else has had any trouble with their transmission, please email me at frankcaron@comcast.net.

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

Review Date: 24th July, 2003

1993 Mercury Cougar XR7 3.8 from North America


Wish I had another one just like it


Replaced radiator and water pump at 200,000 miles.

Replaced alternator.

Drivers seat is worn more than passenger seat.

General Comments:

This car is one of the most reliable cars I have ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th May, 2003

1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8 Litre V6 from North America


Great car if it was the V-8 version


Water pump went out at 126,000.

Heads warped at 127,000.

Spun a rod bearing 130,000.

General Comments:

Most comfortable car ever.

Handles decently around corners.

Performance from 0-60 SUCKS.

Performance from 60-100 SUCKS WORSE.

I've clocked my 0-60 and 1/4 mile times at 11.4 and 19 seconds respectively. Not what I expected from a cougar.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th May, 2003

11th May 2003, 15:19

Yeah you'll definitely want the 5.0 HO engine if your lookin for performance. The 3.8 was meant to be more like a touring coupe rather then a high-performance beast.

1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 from North America


Very reliable car


Headlight covers are made of plastic and turn yellow. Not very bright. Replaced Head Gasket at 98000 miles. Replaced Headlight switch. (Was on the recall list).

General Comments:

Very reliable, comfortable, roomy and has the power to get out of tight spots. One of the best cars I have ever owned in the last 32 years. Too bad they changed the style completely instead of improving the existing style.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2003

1993 Mercury Cougar XR-7 3.8L from North America


My head gasket blew at 60,000 miles.

Luckily it was covered by my warranty and didn't cost me a thing. Again, later at 99,500 miles, my heater core went out, and needed to be replaced.

Seats (leather) wears heavily on driver side.

Plastic molds under the seats seem to be the cheapest available.

Door handles broke on both sides.

General Comments:

The V6 is proven to be a worthy engine lately giving no faults whatsoever.

However it badly deserved a turbo for it has poor acceleration-especially during take off.

Expected 0-60: 10.5 seconds and 1/4 miles: 18.0 seconds.

Top speed is well over 125 miles per hour however-trust me I know ;-)

As for handling, it hangs with the best of sports cars.

A definite big plus is the fact that it is rear-wheel drive.

A bargain priced "sporty" vehicle.

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

Review Date: 11th June, 2002

17th Aug 2002, 21:55

Well when I bought mine it had a bad oil leak, but I got it fixed (the oil pan gasket came out of the oil pan) it cost me $ 500. but I like the car I have plenty of power out of the v8 engine. my cougar is actually a head turner in the older community. I noticed some oxidation on the roof, but that's not a problem that a good buff job can't fix. I like the room on the inside its not too big, but I can fit my 2 car seats in back with out moving my seat forward.