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1997 Mercury Cougar Coupe

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6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By lolakitty
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Vehicle

1997 Mercury Cougar Coupe XR7 2dr Coupe


Review

I love my cougar and if they had one today just like it - I would buy it on the spot. Never had a problem until recently with emission. That is almost 13 years trouble-free. 1997 was last of the big cats and now mercs will be gone all together. There is no match for a cougar lover! I loved owning this car and the interior - for the money - all leather and so comfortable. Love the feel of a heavy car, the way it cruises along. Good bye sweet kitty.


Favorite Features

Moonroof and the heavy feel, lux interior


Suggested Improvements

They are gone baby gone


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quality is possible
Performance
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By falco
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1997 Mercury Cougar Coupe XR7 2dr Coupe


Review

great car only problem was intake manifold recall average mpg highway is 35 burns no oil have 17500 miles still going strong. have not even changed a bulb wow! secret use mystery oil!


Favorite Features

comfort and power cruises great


Suggested Improvements

none needed just bring back


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Cougar XR7
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By joe heineken
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1997 Mercury Cougar Coupe XR7 2dr Coupe


Review

Best car I've owned out of four new cars. Nice looking, big, powerful, dependable. Great gas mileage on highway, on way to Ohio, only filled up once in Indianapolis. Not good on gas in town however. Had a few trim problems that were fixed by dealer. Now need work after 127,000 mi, but still runs great.


Favorite Features

Body style, V8 engine, 16 inch wheels, options.


Suggested Improvements

Need to bring it back with the 97 body style. Could improve on gas mileage in town.


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Not bad for the last of its kind.
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By Rayro
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1997 Mercury Cougar Coupe XR7 2dr Coupe


Review

This car is a cruiser. I love to take it on vacation or any time that I get on an interstate. Too bad it took Detroit until 2005 to start building solid RWD cars again, but we a glad that we had this Cougar to weather the void.


Favorite Features

We like the climate control.


Suggested Improvements

Another 50 horses under the hood would have made a big difference.


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Great Cougar
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Exterior Design
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Reliability
By Rayro
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Vehicle

1997 Mercury Cougar Coupe XR7 2dr Coupe


Review

We have owned this car for 6 years. Most maintenance has been done at home. Intake manifold problem at 50K miles-dealer replacement. Computer replacement at 66K miles by the dealer- my expense. Service was great. Its a great, reliable car based on a proven chassis. I would like to see Mercury use it as a base for a new rear wheel drive model to compete with the Charger/Chrysler 300C. Let's get with it !


Favorite Features

Rear wheel drive, independant rear suspension,leather seats, electric adjustable seats, Over-drive, V-8 engine.


Suggested Improvements

Variable displacement V-8, 6 liter


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