1999 Mercury Cougar V6 from North America
Makes an alright first car
The cup holder tends to throw drinks onto your lap...
The worst design for a cup holder I have ever seen.
If I keep it under a half a tank of gas I run the risk of it not starting... lower than half a tank is a huge gamble.
Eats up gas like there is no tomorrow.
My right speaker tends to buzz.
Most of the warning lights have ALWAYS been on, since I bought it i.e. The coolant light, and the maintenance light.
Operation VARIES in different weather conditions extremely.
Eats up tires and brake pads.
The 6 cd trunk CD changer it originally came with has horid and ate my cds for very long time.
Transmission has recently become jumpy.
There are censors that need to be replaced.. I do not remember which ones.
I enjoy the look of the car, and the highway speed. But, there are a lot of faults... when the car was first purchased it was a dream come true.. but more recently it has petered out a bit.
Makes a great first car, is pretty reliable and pretty fast.
Does not handle well though, and is like a boat especially in urban areas.
Aside from the speaker buzzing the stock speakers have been pretty good to me and I am sure I abuse them.
I tried to pamper this car.. but all in all this car performance is moderate.
I did very much enjoy the speed before the transmission started feeling sketchy, now I have to gradually get to speeds instead of how fast it was before.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 8th November, 2007