2001 Mercury Cougar V6 2.5L 6 cylinder. from North America
A stylish cat with a neutered attitude
Car began hesitating and stuttering around mid-December 2003. Repair was covered under Ford advisory notification.
In dash six-disc CD player skips during playback after awhile.
Leather began wearing prematurely.
Left front tire wheel well has tin/rattling noise. Dealer claims it is from a metallic 'boot protector'.
Service engine light came on without reason.
Although the cougar is discontinued, the body style remains up to date, even ahead of its time.
Instrument controls laid out well.
The 99-02 cougars are definitely TWO-passenger cars, although there are four seats total.
Acceleration is sufficient for passing, given a long stretch of road available.
Traction control well worth the extra $500 if you live in the northern part of the country.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2004