I have owned my cougar since 1999 and
it has low miles but there is ALWAYS
something wrong with it- engine light
coming on for months, then breaks, then
had to have switch on LIGHTS for 300
some $$ then broke down twice on
vacation overheating and was towed for
electrical problems again when we
wanted to drive to Fla.! This thing's
a BAD CAR.
Pretty car handles well if you can
afford all the REPAIRS!!
Make it DEPENDABLE, I do better with my
old 66 Fury!!!
I owned the car for 5 years till
somebody lost the load they were
hauling on the highway. It was a
total loss. The car ran beautifully
at all times. And obviously a safe car
for the road. I walked away without a
scratch from the accident. I would
recommend owning this car for almost
anyone that enjoys a small sporty car
without the sports car
rates. The seats were always
comfortable and held up to the wear of
20k miles a year.
My favorite features were the easy
access controllers and the cd changer
in the trunk. Although I do wish
there was also a cd player in the dash
as well or a changer in the dash
As the headlamp covers aged and got
weathered, the lamps didn't seem to
put out as much viewing light.
I bought the car new and haven't had to
replace anything but gas, oil, coolent,
tires and window switches.
I figure if the only surprise after 80K
miles was the two window switches on the
driver side, I'm in good shape.
I've taken it on numerous road trips and
it's my daily driver.
When it was new I would get interested
gawkers at EVERY fill-up. I also didn't
see another cougar for three weeks after
I bought mine.
I really like the get-up-and-go with the
V6. The reliability of this car has
been ROCK solid, and 5 years later I'm
not looking to replace it.
Ummm... that @#$%# cup holder really
sucks. I have to keep the center
console clear so that I can put my drink
The back seat is a little cramped -
especially in the headroom category.
Finally a carseat will fit but it's hard
to install because of the deep buckets.