2nd Sep 2004, 00:23

I am thinking about buying a cougar this week, and the guy with the rebuttal sounds a lot like a car salesman. I just thought I'd point that out to anyone else who might be researching this car.

3rd Dec 2005, 18:20

It does sound like your dealer is much better at providing loaners than mending cars.

It is impossible to replace a "cylinder".

You will not lose all the steering and brakes if the engine stops at speed. YOu will, however, lose power assistance.

12th Mar 2007, 13:03

I can relate to this person. I've had my 2001 Mercury Cougar V6 for about a year now. I bought it used and didn't have any problems with it for about 4 months. But now my car hesitates when I try and accelerate, it shuts off on me when I'm driving off the line at a stop light, or just cruising between 40mph-60mph. I've taken my car in for the fuel pump recall, had it replaced, and it shut down on me on my drive home, and I had even taken it to a Mercury dealership! I have not had any brake problems yet; my main problems have been with the car's lack of acceleration/shifting performance, and it shutting down on me. I don't know what to do with the car. Has anyone else had this problem? And if so, what did you do to fix it?

16th Oct 2007, 00:18

It's probably your sparkplugs.

30th Oct 2007, 17:23

I have had the same problems that you've had as far as acceleration and shifting... my car won't reverse now. I bought it used this past August and it stopped working in October. Since your problem happened so long ago, what did you do to fix it? if you did fix it?

19th Apr 2008, 13:16

This car is a nightmare. Its the worst car I ever had. I would take 1989 Toyota corolla. It just shuts off itself.

3rd Dec 2008, 12:39

My cougar heistants at stop lights and have shut off on me. I took a year to figure out what it is but we figured it out. It is the idle control module that is going out. I hope this helps the other person who is having the same problem.

My car is not fast at all. It bites

8th Sep 2009, 12:36

I find some of this difficult to believe. You lost steering, engine power, *and* brakes on the highway? How are you still alive?

16th Jan 2011, 21:24

I have had my car for almost 10 years now, and have 282,000 miles, and the only thing that has been wrong with it is fuel related problems. A fuel system recall, and it seems like with all the miles lately, it has had several things like sensors go out, and it doesn't want to go when I press the accelerator, and starts hesitating. It is a lot of just wear and tear now, but I love the car, and would buy another one if they still made it.