2000 Mercury Cougar Fully equipped 2.5 liter, 24 valve DOHC from North America
Lamborghini adrenaline at a fraction of the cost!
As of today's date: 8/28/01, I have had nothing wrong with my car! And I drive it very hard.
My previous car was a limited edition Ford Thunderbird LX. Red and sporty, it was a great first car. So I had some reservation as to whether or not to purchase the Cougar. However, the first test drive sealed the T-Birds fate. I BOUGHT IT THAT DAY!
Performance red with all the trimmings, I drove it home from Indiana to Michigan as fast as I could and that was reasonably fast.
I would have given a "10" for performance if I would have gotten the manual transmission. I instead opted for the automatic because of Michigan's winters.
My only real complaint is the lack of rear room.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 29th August, 2001
4th Jan 2005, 12:14
The Cougar is as good as a Lamborghini? Wow!!! And to think of all of those suckers that wasted an extra hundred thousand or two! Is the Grand Marquis the same as a Bentley too?
25th Apr 2005, 14:40
I drove my Cougar hard too. However I found out that you can't drive that car hard. If you drive the way you describe it won't last two years. Under normal conditions it's junk. You'll spend all your money on alternators, batteries, fuses, and starters. I suggest if you want to keep it in good condition, don't drive it at all. Give it to the dealer for them to take care of it.