1995 Mercury Cougar Reviews

1995 Mercury Cougar 4.6 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10

Summary:

Ford did this one right

Faults:

Basic maintenance requirements.

Creaky noises from the interior.

General Comments:

Daily driver for 15 years now, and it still is quick and fast.

One of the best vehicles I've ever owned.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2013

1995 Mercury Cougar LX V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carMercury Sable

Summary:

One of the best cars I've eve owned!

Faults:

There was not a whole lot of problems with this car! It had alignment issues but that was pretty much it.

General Comments:

This car is one of the best car's I have ever owned! The only reason I'm thinking about trading it in is because it is rear-wheel drive and I live in MI... bad winters. It has kept running great since I bought it! You do have to watch taking corners too fast, however, because it is rear-wheel drive, it has a bigger tendency to fish tail. I guess my biggest issue is the fact that it is so powerful, it makes me nervous. It did, however, make me feel very safe. I felt that if I were to ever get in an accident involving this car, I would probably be okay.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th June, 2008

1995 Mercury Cougar XR7 4.6 liter shov8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6 liter shov8 Automatic
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired147560 miles
Most recent distance155000 miles
Previous carBuick Skylark

Summary:

It's an excellent vehicle that I intend on enjoying for quite a while

Faults:

The only problem we have had as of yet is that the previous owner had bypassed the heater core. Therefore my heater does not work.

I also haven't been able to get the oil plug off! But I will be taking it in to a shop soon.

General Comments:

I have really enjoyed the car. It rides very smooth. The motor is in excellent condition.

The only thing about the car that I have changed thus far is the exhaust. I put Dual Glass Pack exhaust on it. I plan on making further performance upgrades in the near future.

Thus far I have to say that I am very pleased with the performance of the car. My wife even intends on getting her one for herself within the next year.

My aunt had a 1990 Mercury xr7 that I had enjoyed and that's why I chose this car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd December, 2007

1995 Mercury Cougar 4.6 V8 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 4.6 V8 Automatic
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

One of America's best coupes ever

Faults:

The transmission torque converter acts kinda'weird between 3rd and overdrive, but I knew about these issues with these cars before I got one, but I still wanted one because they're some super good looking cars.

General Comments:

Even though the front seats could have been more stylish or sporty looking, I'm amazed at how well thought out this cars' interior design is;in particular, the door locks were obviously designed so that some low-life couldn't slide a tire tool through from the top of the door and activate the power door locks. I agree, that discontinuing the cougars and t-birds from the 94-97 era was a mistake, those were some of the nicest coupes ever made in America.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th March, 2007

1995 Mercury Cougar XR7 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired30000 miles
Most recent distance103654 miles

Summary:

I don't ever want another car!

Faults:

The fuel injector suffered a mishap at just over 102,000 miles.

General Comments:

The Cougar is a wonderful car, quick and seriously powerful, capable of throwing you back into your seat if you just give it a little bit of gas. The distinctive body shape, along with the headlights (which I've always been able to pick out in the dark from a mile away) make a seriously unique car, with a reliable and powerful V8 beneath that big front hood. Most everything in the car is just how it was when it was bought in '97, except the CD player was replaced about 4 years ago. Everything is still working in excellent condition. I'm not trading her in anytime soon.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th March, 2006

1995 Mercury Cougar xr7 4.6 from North America

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission 4.6 Semi-Automatic
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carMercury Cougar

Summary:

The most balanced all-around American car since the'72 Skylark(GSX)

Faults:

Tie rods have bent, ball joints have broken (1 broke/ replaced both), fuel sending unit/ fuel line/ pump-system needed replacing as well as the fuel tank.

General Comments:

The towing ability that this car has is amazing. From 40mph to 80 mph, this car screams. It's a perfectly balanced car and reacts truly when pointed. It still has the look of the cat that was soon lost on the down-sized models. I'm looking for another with the V-8 with fewer miles. I noticed the average price on this 11 year old car goes up each year. Cult car, I guess.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2006

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 13 reviews