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2000 Mercury Cougar Hatchback

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Mercury Cougar Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.0 L Inline 4-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 125 hp @ 5500 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 21/31 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2000 Mercury Cougar

  • A sporty coupe that isn't particularly sporty and isn't really a coupe. Plus, what's up with all the angularity?

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unique styling, solid handling, large cargo space, faster Cougar S model available.

  • Cons

    Acceleration with regular models can't match looks, heavy steering, interior ergonomics.

  • What's New for 2000

    All Cougars receive an emergency trunk release as standard equipment, as well as a redesigned floor console. Citrus Gold, Light Blue and Light Sapphire are the three new clearcoat metallic paints available.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Heaven to hell

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar I4 2dr Coupe

I got this car as my first car. It was bought with busted valve gasket (easily fixed, cheap). Beautiful car! Drifter body kit, engine mods, custom exhaust and muffler. 4mo after getting car Timing Belt crystallized (expensive, had to get tensioner too). 1mo later replaced vacuum line. Engine light has always been on. NOW, master cylinder blew. I loved this car in the beginning. Super fun, with 5 speed transmission, super quick. BUT, it JUST SITS more than i drive it. Expenses to get it fixed are just ridiculous!!




Been good to me

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar I4 2dr Coupe

I bought the car new, it was cute and got great gas mileage. I have the 5 speed transmission. Everything held up great. I took good care of my care and can recommend it as a used vehicle if you are looking for good gas mileage and nice sound system. I didn't have any of the negative experiences mentioned by other owners. The tires went to 78K original, the tire tools clunk around, but you can fix that. Great sound system. Not a speed demon, but got me to where I wanted to go and didn't cost me much after the purchase price.




Fun but some problems

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar I4 2dr Coupe

Car is ok to drive but some minor problems have come up 1. Sun roof broke and some times leaks from rain 2. Driver side window doesn't always go up 3. Alternator die a year ago. 4. The counter for how many miles you have left is way off its died twice on me when it said it had 23 miles left its ok but I would Rather have a Ford mustang and I will be selling this car




Just a lemon

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar I4 2dr Coupe

I loved this car when I first got it. Now as I review it I actually ran out of space I can use. The list or things wrong: 6 alternators, air only works on high, sunroof will not go back only up, fuel system replaced, engine light stays on, lights inside and outside dim when you turn the radio on or air on, you can hear the motor of the air/heater when you first turn it on. I have taken good care of this car only those Ford parts have been used with them installing the parts. I was upside down in payments after the first 3 yrs so I couldn't trade it in. I would not sell this care to anyone-seriously. I looked it to the lemon law but the warranty had expired on the car.




I love my cougar!

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar I4 2dr Coupe

I love this car! I was a little disappointed with the engine, I figured a car that sporty looking would have an equally sporty engine. I've heard that the Cougar has acceleration problems. I guarantee you that everyone who says that drives an automatic. I have the I4 engine and I have never had problem accelerating. Get the manual! But this car is unique, and you don't see too many of them out there, making me just that much prouder of my car!




Worst car ever

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Vehicle: 2000 Mercury Cougar I4 2dr Coupe

Bought this car brand new and since that day, i'm spending most of my time at the dealer for all kinds of problems. I'm trying to get rid of it, but it lost so much value over the last 2 years that i'm losing to much money. I do not recommend to anyone!



Full 2000 Mercury Cougar Review

What's New for 2000

All Cougars receive an emergency trunk release as standard equipment, as well as a redesigned floor console. Citrus Gold, Light Blue and Light Sapphire are the three new clearcoat metallic paints available.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 21
  • cty
/
  • 31
  • highway
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