1999 Mercury Cougar from North America
Hm where do I start... well a few years ago, the car started making a loud crazy noise when I would go to start the engine.. and it would take two tries to turn it over...
After speculation and many people looking at the car, no one seemed to come up with any clues. Was not the battery or alternator.. etc.. etc...
Well then one day while driving on the highway, the car started to slow down in speed and lights came on... I hurried to drive it toward the side of the road, then... it stalled... done... the trans had blown and the motor, just like that.
Now present day, having issues with the car stalling... granted, I do not always have my tank half or more full.. but still it should not have any problems, considering the time and money spent that went into this car.
Well I get the thing looked at, and oh well it appears to be the "fuel pump"... looks like there was a recall for some models back in '04... well I checked with Ford and my VIN number showed nothing. Hmm, thanks Ford!!
Other than that, apparently I have quite a bit of rust that formed around the brake lines, the filler neck.. etc. Problems, problems... anyone have suggestions?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th January, 2011