1999 Mercury Cougar V6 from North America


Beautiful piece of junk!


Replaced battery and alternator.

Replaced the transmission.

Replaced the water pump.

Replaced the radiator hoses.

Cleaned out the fuel system.

The car stalls at random times on the highway and otherwise, and no one can tell why.

The car goes out of alignment really quickly, and chews through tires.

The car vibrates around 60, and shakes you ridiculously at 70 mph.

General Comments:

It's a beautiful car, but not worth what you are going to drop on it.

I bought the car for $3,000, which I thought was a great deal! Four thousand dollars later, I realize I should have just junked it when the first problem happened.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th October, 2013

15th Oct 2013, 13:33

It appears you bought a pile of deferred maintenance. At this point, get the tires balanced and keep driving. And the next time you buy a car with that many miles on it, have it checked by a mechanic prior to forking over the money.

1999 Mercury Cougar V6 from North America


I love this car, but am afraid it is not mechanically sound


My sunroof is not working.

When I step on the brake or gas pedal, I hear a popping sound.

The radio keeps fading off and on.

General Comments:

This car is the most beautiful car on the road.

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

Review Date: 4th July, 2011

9th Jul 2011, 03:50

I would have that popping sound checked. You don't say where it is coming from, but my guess is that it has to do with a drive shaft or the suspension. If the rubbers on the lower ball joints and the tie rod ends are still good, inject some all purpose grease. If that does not do the trick, have a mechanic look it over.

1999 Mercury Cougar 2.4 ltr 6 cylinder from North America


It's a hot looking car that treats me good, because I treat her good!!!


I have a '99, and found the problem with my coolant light coming on is due to an extremely sensitive sensor. As long as I keep my coolant overflow tank about an inch above the full mark, the light stays off.

I also experienced my car losing power and acting as if it was going to stall. I had a fuel injection cleaning done, along with replacing the fuel filter, and the problem stopped.

I had a loss of horse power and the transmission was shifting hard, and when I had my transmission fluid flushed, all the horse power was restored and the shifting is smooth again.

I have found that with my vehicle preventative maintenance is the key. Follow your owner's guide. Ford motors are manufactured to run on very specific fluids, and if you're lax on the maintenance, your vehicle will be toast.

General Comments:

Oil changes: 5,000 miles (conventional oil is only good for 3,000 miles, no matter what the manufacturer says; you need at least a synthetic blend to last 5,000 miles).

Transmission flush: 30,000 miles. * If you have not had your transmission flushed in over 80,000 miles, you run the risk of ruining your transmission by flushing it at this point do a drain and fill on the fluid not a flush (BIG DIFFERENCE).

Radiator flush: 100,000 miles or every 5 years (which ever comes first) The coolant becomes acidic, and will start corroding the inside of your radiator and motor.

Fuel filter: 15,000 miles. A lot of lost MPG if not maintained.

Power steering flush: 30,000 miles.

Air filter: 9,000 to 12,000 miles. You lose up to 10% of gas mileage with a clogged filter.

Cabin air filter: 15,000 - 30,000 miles.

P.C.V: 100,000 miles.

It's AMAZING how well these cars work if you just take care of them. These cars are built to perform, and if you slack on preventing problems before they start, you are doomed and will probably never get your Cougar back to where it used to be. You have to maintain it from day one. You absolutely cannot run it into the ground, and then be mad because you're having to shell out money to fix what you caused! Show your car some love.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2011