by CHOWDER on May 2, 2010 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Cougar XR7 2dr Coupe
I bought my car two months ago and have had now problems until now. For some reason the car is not getting oil pressure and it is not the oil pump and I was told that it could cost over $1000 just to have it looked at. This is the only problem i have had with my car other than the odometer not working all the time. Also some times the gauges and other electrical systems will fail, like the back up lights. other than these problems the car is great. This is an awesome car and would be great with out these problems! Just make sure that you have it checked out be a good reliable mechanic before you buy it.
by NatG83 on Nov 4, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Cougar XR7 2dr Coupe
Had 3.8L V6 Auto. The car was used when I got it. Cheap interior components, but nice leather seats. Alot of squeaks and rattles. Lots of body roll and little stability in turns. The engine would have been at home in a compact, but it felt like a dog was pulling this car. Mileage was okay for the size of the machine. Poor radio quality. There were no electrical issues. Terrible in snow. I remember driving this 1993 Cougar and thinking of my Dad's 1994 Sable. The Sable had the same motor and trans, but felt much quicker. The Sable had a nicer dashboard, roof liner, A,B, and C pillar covering. The Sable road much more smoothly. The FWD in the Sable made it a much better candidate in the snow.
by P. Frane on Aug 21, 2009 Vehicle: 1993 Mercury Cougar XR7 2dr Coupe
I purchased this car used at 4 years old. Drives like a dream in the summer, bad in winter for slipping around! Only have had 2 major repairs and 1 minor repair since I've owned the car in 12 years; as others have stated, it blew the head gaskets (after the recall expired), a window motor on the driver side door failed, and the air conditioner failed. Paint has deteriorated after 16 years but the Cougar has been a great little classy ride. I'm just getting ready to trade now.
The LS trim level is dropped in favor of the XR7. The XR7 is decontented for 1993, losing the V8 engine, limited-slip axle and antilock brakes from the standard equipment lists. Split-fold rear seats are no longer available.