1999 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L V6 from North America
Great car, Great value
I've Had the car for two years now and the only problems I've had were tie rods that I replaced. They were a little shaky right after I got the car. The previous owner kept every service record. They replaced the battery several times as well as the alternator. Still have the same tires on it and expect another two years from them because they are GOOD tires. Sunroof motor failed me last fall. In my haste to close it I damaged the rail guides. I'll just keep it closed. The paint is truly outstanding. Its held up incredibly well for a nine year old car. Overall its been a joy to own. Loads of comfort. Handle great in turns with excellent center of gravity. Very underestimated car. Power is fair, but shows weakness when challenged by comparable cars. fuel economy is fair. The temp light came on all the time, but I fixed it by adding coolant about 5mm over the max line. The springs for the hatch are much too weak to lift the hatch. The lock in the rear light for the hatch doesn't work. The body is just starting to show rust. Center console moves from side to side even though I've tightened it several times. Overall, It's been a great car for me and inexpensive to operate. Very reliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th January, 2008