1999 Mercury Cougar from North America
A 1999 Mercury Cougar is the fastest car I have driven. The cougar accelerates very quickly and goes is an all around sport fast car. The car stops at 115 but if the governor is taken off could go up to 150. I don't have trouble with my car that often, and when it has, it has gotten taken care of very quickly. I have noticed that the engine light goes on frequently, and depending on the condition of the car when you get it, will probably determine how good of shape the engine is in. My car tends to vibrate a little when I start going 80 mph or so, but that might be because I got the car used. The car drives great, the best car I have ever driven, the fastest car that accelerates easier than any car I have ever driven. So I would rate the drive of the car at the highest ranking and the engine and all other parts at about an 8. The car looks like a million bucks and is great.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 20th January, 2004
I can agree with the engine light being on for no reason at all! I recently purchased my 99 cougar and I had it service as soon as I left the lot, but the engine light stays on! Should I be concerned? Also, when I accelerate between 15mph and 30mph my rpms jumps to 6. What could be the cause of that?
This is directed to the person who commented last. I own a 99 v6 model, and my RPM's did the same thing right before my transmission went out.
Well, I thought I would drop a few lines toward these comments and say that that first of all you need to get your Cougars tires professionally balanced and mounted, (It will completely stop shaking), and for the other persons comment try running your car with the overdrive turned off while at speeds under 55mph it might help suppress and pro-long what is left of your transmission. Oh and before I forget, the check engine light is nothing to worry about just make sure not to use a lockable gas cap even if they say it is compatible with your car, It will cause emissions to fail and turn the light on.