by angel42497 on Mar 18, 2014 Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2dr Coupe
I currently have this car, and all the other complaints about this car above are absolutely true. It is a complete gas hog, it has ALOT of mechanical issues, my interior sucks, headlights are horrible. My car has 134k miles on and is expected for problems, but too much. My Engines motor mount is bad, which causes my car to buck leaving me wonder if it will start for me. Hot weather it is TERRIBLE in, after it gets to about 80+ degrees it wont start. I have never had a problem with the cold though it has been negatives many times. It's fuel injector is going out, transmission is bad, and the RPMs get ridiculous. It sputters whenever you hit the gas lightly. Over all it isn't a good first car.
by ms__brown on Aug 22, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2dr Coupe
I bought my Coug in 2004 with 50,000 miles on it.
I've had minimal mechanical "failures" but many mechanical problems.
The headlights dim a lot and if I have the wipers, headlights and stereo on at the same time, it dies.
Sunroof never worked.
The car won't start for an hour after it's been running in more than 90 degree heat, but the thing ALWAYS starts in the winter, even if it's 70 below (bought in ND and never used a block heater).
It now has 116,000 miles (I don't drive a lot) and it needs a new suspension, shocks, struts, etc. I recently replaced the front tie rod so I wouldn't die.
Shaky after 65 mph.
Not kid friendly.
No hooks for child seat in the back, so trading.
by tcmommy on Jan 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar V6 2dr Coupe
I bought this car used as my very first car. It had 55k miles on it and I loved it at first. It now has 153k miles and I dont even feel safe driving it. At about 70k miles I had already gone through 1 alternator and 2 batteries. The car started shaking really bad and I needed to replace entire transmission. All in all, I've had to replace, many tires (more than usual), 4 alternators, 2..yes 2 transmissions, transmission and engine mounts, many batteries, the trunk no longer stays open on its own, check engine light will not go off, even though dealers have checked numerous times, lights have a film over them, and power window motor twice. It looks nice, breaks great, but just not worth it.
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