1999 Mercury Cougar V6 from North America
Great styling, handling, and hauling ability, but question reliability
Starter at 15,000 miles. Replaced by Ford.
Driver's Power Seat: Continues to blow fuses.
Air Conditioner stopped cooling: 50,000 miles.
Sun Roof won't close: 83,000 miles.
Transmission only shifts in reverse: 85,000 miles.
Low-profile tires routinely pick up nails and had to be replaced twice after hitting boards on the road. Not many vendors make the size tire used on the Cougar. Price is $125 per tire.
I loved this car. It handles great, and with the hatchback, it hauled almost everything I ever needed to carry. While I accepted all of the previous repairs I needed to make, I'm frustrated that the transmission went out at 85k miles. I always said "Buy American", but with a $3k repair bill facing me, I have to reconsider this in the future.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 24th October, 2006
20th Dec 2006, 20:07
If you could help me with my problem, I will be really happy.
I need a brand new console, because mine is broken..
I live in Victoria BC, and I couldn't find one here.
Do you have any idea where to get a brand new interior parts for a Cougar?
Please email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thank you :)