Overall it's good. Just make sure you've got a lot of money to fix everything
I bought my 99 Cougar in January of 2010; looks great and runs perfectly fine. But since I've had it, whenever it is cold out, and I start my car and put it in drive or reverse, the engine hums and idles extremely high. The place I got it, they said they had it in about 5 different shops and diagnosed it, and nobody could figure out what is wrong with it.
Also recently my car started with an oil leak. And if I keep my wheel straight or turn it right when I get to about 35 mph or more, my engine makes a weird noise, but when I turn my wheel left, the noise goes away.
The car looks sharp, is very fast, but I've had a lot of problems with the Cougar.
Oh, and never put a system in it, it'll drain your battery and mess up your alternator.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 21st April, 2010