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1991 Mercury Cougar Coupe

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Mercury Cougar Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 3.8 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Rear Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 140 hp @ 3800 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 17/24 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

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  • What's New for 1991

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Purchased a piece of junk

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Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar

My husband and I thought this car was in decent condition when we test drove it. After owning it for 2 weeks, major problems started. The stereo only plays in warm weather, passenger side power window stopped working, would not start in hot weather, had to replace alternator, fan, battery, and spark plugs. Also, a few heater vents in the dash quit blowing air. Digital display for radio is completely burnt out. We put more money into maintaing this car than what we paid for it(not counting frequent oil changes).

4 of 5 people found this review helpful

Hard to kill

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Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar

This '90 Cougar was acquired from a neighbor for $2000 in June 1999 just before the 3.8L V-6 engine blew it's head gasket at 50K miles. $1000 in repairs essentially rebuilt the engine and there's been no problems since. The Cougar starts right up even during the coldest NY winters, runs smooth, accelerates OK and still gets 30 MPG on the highway. The ride is cloud-like, I haven't replaced the tires in 50K miles and there's no rattles. The brakes have been worked on a few times; but nothing more than maintenance work. Ford's engineers designed the vehicle well and everything works although it's almost 17 years old. If the doors and rocker panels weren't rusting out; I could drive this forever.

Til death do us part

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Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar

Talking about an '89 Cougar actually. Bought new and plan to keep it until one of us dies. Now has 143,000 miles. Replaced head with a used unit at about 118,000. No problems since. Still with original transmission. Leather interior has seen better days, but we're talking 15 years here.

Great car shame on ford

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Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar

This car is very reliable, practical, comfortable, and has decent power. It's perfect for what it used for. It's in Bergundy, but we would have had a Blue one, if my wife's Toyota Corolla didn't fail us on our wedding day. The problem was too big to want me to keep the car being a mechanic, so we went to our dealer and bought this one. Usual wear has caused the power windows and AC to require replacing when the car was 11 and 13 years old. The only problem that was a bit premature was the odomoter went out at about 500 miles, but it wasn't a big problem.

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1990 cougar ls

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Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar

I recently purchased my 90 cougar for $800 and the tranny was out in it but I bought a new one w/ 60,000 mi. on it for $225 and I put it in and has ran great since.

My christmas present

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Vehicle: 1990 Mercury Cougar

I bought my 90 Cougar on Christmas Eve of 1992 from my local Mercury dealership. The original owner bought it new, she bought a new cougar every 2 years, I was 17 at the time. Have all records from her, she had all work done at the dealership. Have had only 1 problem and that was a head gasket went out after 189,000 miles. New engine was the fix, runs great

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What's New for 1991

No significant changes to the Mercury Cougar.

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Gas Mileage


  • 17
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  • 24
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