1995 Mercury Cougar LX V8 from North America
Very reliable car for me over the years with minimal maintenance
The vehicle is a two door model. The driver side door is extremely heavy and has started sagging slightly to the point that the top portion of the door is rubbing against the top window frame. The friction has caused the top window frame piece to loosen and to start coming off. When the door is opened, there is a "click" because that particular piece sticks out.
I turned around in a parking lot to take a closer look at a parked car, just exactly like mine as same make and model, color etc. I noticed the exact same problem on their driver side door and window as well. This leads me to believe that this may be a common problem for this make and year? Is it the Post that needs to be reinforced or can something basically be tightned. I need to address this problem before I fix the window frame.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 16th September, 2005
The problem on your car can be fixed for $30, it is the pins in the hinges that wear out.
It's not very difficult to do the work yourself, either. Even with limited automotive knowledge - if you can use a ratchet, you can do it.
I have owned the 1995 XR7 4.6 V for three years now, and even with the damage on the passenger front fender (my fault, stuck my nose out to far), I still love this car.
I now have 86,000 miles on it, and keep the oil changed and replaced the coil packs (20.00 @ rockauto.com) and the plug wires, which were factory originals, and this car still drives and rides, and even with the damage, it still looks good.
When I got the cat, it had 57,000 miles on it, and was a one owner, and is light green with a dark green padded roof on the rear quarter of the top.
I drive this car daily, even in the winter, because our Chevy usually won't start in cold weather.
This car has been the most dependable car I have ever owned, and I have found a 1994 XR7 with the 4.6 and will purchase it; it has 97,000 miles on it, and it is a beautiful gold with a sunroof and a new transmission. I hope it is a good car like the one I have.
If you take care of these cars, they will treat you right. If not, they won't, like most cars.
Thanks from Missouri.
I love my 95 Cougar. This is the second one I have had, the first I wrecked doing 140 mph and walked away so, and this second I just bought. It's a bit beat up, but looking at the car, ya can't tell, because it still looks nice. A few dollars, and I know it will be great, and yes my doors sag as well.