by dannj1 on Aug 15, 2013 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
From the start, I had all sorts of issues with my car.
Maybe I got a lemon, but I took care if it and followed the regular maintenance schedule, still had all sorts of costly issues.
Radio, interior peeling despite armoral on a regular basis,
This car is the one car that made me turn from Ford made products and buy a Toyota, and I'm a buy American type of person!
by cougarfanatic on Oct 2, 2011 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
My cougar is the best car ever!! It is definitely a head turner. Its exterior is white with a red stripe. the interior is black and red. it is very fun to drive esp. in deep curves. it handles very well. This is not only a aprts car for girls!! I get approached by guys all the time about my car. I recently purchased this car for $1500. the previous owners thought that it needed a new computer. but once i got it home i noticed that the spark plugs were on wrong. lol so i got this great sexy car for cheap. i would give this car a 5 in every category but the back seat isn't to comfy. other than that this car is the best ever.!!!!
by mielejam on Dec 15, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar Sport 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
I LOVE my car. It is, for the most part, reliable.
It has had its share of repairs, including alternator, rear wiper wiring, and is currently in the shop to have the transmission resealed.
My moon roof stopped working while the alternator was going, but works just fine now.
This car is in great shape for going on 9 years old, and is fun to drive.
It gets decent gas mileage and has had no significant breaks until now.
New colors spruce up the outside, and all Cougars get the formerly optional Convenience Group (cruise, remote keyless illuminated entry and rear wiper/washer) as standard equipment. Evidently, the Zn (Zinc Yellow) feature car from 2001 failed to get buyers' pulses up, so Mercury tries again for 2002 with the XR package, which includes special red or black paint, a rear spoiler, a fake hood scoop and special logos. The Cougar C2 feature vehicle makes a return engagement for 2002. Sadly, the shelved Cougar S never materialized.