1999 Mercury Cougar V6 from North America


Love the cougar, but it's gonna cost!



Fog lights are blown out (normal).

Sunroof is bad; doesn't open.

Little things are falling apart inside the car.

No room in the back seats.

General Comments:

I love this car!

It's sporty and stylish! I would never get rid of it! It looks hot and drives smooth!

Although it does come across some major problems! I have only had this car for about 2 weeks now, and already I have read bad reviews and encountered some problems! First I had the sunroof checked out, and found out it will cost $800 to have it fixed! So I had them patch it up and let it go! I'm not paying that much money for a sunroof!

Then whenever I hit the gas hard, the battery light would come on so I had my mechanic look at it, and he said there was a brand new alternator in it, and something was triggering it to go on every time, so he fixed that.

Now the wheel bearings are going! I am gonna get that fixed; I'm not sure how much it's gonna cost me yet! But other than that, that's all I have had go wrong with it! The car has 175,000 miles on it, and it rides so smooth and shifts wonderfully!

I work at a dealership and we bought this car for $500, and when it came in I wanted the car and I just love it! I wouldn't recommend it for a 16 year old kid or someone with young kids, cause there is no room in the back seat! Although my little puppy loves to curl up in the bucket seats! LOL.

I would have to say that if you are not mechanically inclined, then this isn't the car for you, or if you don't want to spend a ton of money, because most likely you will have problems and be fixing something with this car!

But all in all, I enjoy my Cougar and it's gonna be hard for me to get rid of it!

It looks awesome and rides 100%.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th September, 2007

1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5 LT from Mexico


Its like having a new girlfriend


Well I purchased the car at a very good state, having a mileage of 99,000. Ever since then its been a blast driving it, but my trunk never seems to open. It was weird as well that the problem occured after the first week of purchase.

Then the same problem with the check engine light like many other people. I researched and all it needs is an Update, I live in a border city to Mexico and shops there are really inexpensive being that dealerships take advantage of people. The dealership offered me an update for 300 dollars, and in Mexico all I did was buy the shop attendant a pack of cigarettes. Be careful with dealerships people, they rip you off. Here I see both sides of the coin.

Recently at well over 150,000 miles I have replaced the battery once, Shocks and Suspension, and Gas Pump. All these for about 600 dollars.

The car now works great at over 150,000.

General Comments:

It runs quickly and right corner turns are very fun to do. Its only let me down once due to a gas pump failure, however in my city we have many floods and the car runs trough like nothing if I have to drive trough strong weather conditions. The interior however can be a bit too hot during the summertime and I have had my share of quite a few electrical problems. Other than that, I LOVE MY CAR!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 2007

1999 Mercury Cougar 2.5 from North America


Nice looks, but bad repairs


My starter and flywheel grind sometimes. I been reading a lot of other reviews and it seems this is a issue. I replaced my starter thinking it was the problem but as i see its the flywheel. I also read that one guy saying the dealer told him he must replace the flywheel in order for it to work. Has anyone done that if so how much was the flywheel and where did they get it. Any info would be great. email me at angel85lx@yahoo.com

General Comments:

Nice looking, lots of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th September, 2007