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2002 Mercury Cougar Hatchback

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Mercury Cougar Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 2.5 L V 6-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Front Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 5-speed Manual
  • Horse Power 170 hp @ 6250 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 18/27 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 2002 Mercury Cougar

  • A sporty coupe that isn't particularly sporty and isn't really a coupe.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Unique styling, well-tuned suspension, large cargo area.

  • Cons

    Acceleration from four-cylinder model can't match racy looks, heavy steering, compromised outward visibility.

  • What's New for 2002

    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.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews



Great but expensive car

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I got this car a few years ago, and while I absolutely love this car, parts for this car can be very expensive. For a headlamp assemble, new was $400 and used was $450, due to some 'national back order' of parts. A windshield was $500, four tires $290, and radiator $350. E-Bay though has been my friend with this car and has saved me hundreds. An alternator at Advanced Auto Parts cost $120, but on E-Bay I got one for $45 and that included shipping.




2002 mercury cougar v6 35th

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

well i bought this used just 5 months ago its a 2002 sport 35th sp ed of the cougar it only had 32000 miles when i got it in the 5 months i had it i have no 42000 miles on it and it already needed a new transmission!!! thank god i got a warrenty on it which paid for it but wasnt easy 4000.00 it was before that new tires and the car sits very low and feels EVERY bump pot holes not so good it is fun for me to drive goes fast i love it!




Fun!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I love this car. It is a blast to drive, especially on a windy road. Even though it is nearly 7 years old, it still looks and drives like new.



5 of 5 people found this review helpful

2002 cougar v6 35th anniversary

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

One of the best cars I've owned, easy fun to drive, got some power to it, would be nice if they could get a more powerful v6 in it




Love the car!!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I have loved this car since I bought it back in 2006. I don't treat the car very well but it has been tough. It's VERY comfortable. I could go on and on about things I love about this car.




My cougar

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Vehicle: 2002 Mercury Cougar 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)

I have had my 02 Cougar for a little over a year, I haven't had any engine trouble no big problems. few problems with the rear visibility and huge blind spot also the arm rest isn't there and no mirror on the passenger Visor... other than that good mpg. all in all good Car



Full 2002 Mercury Cougar Review

What's New for 2002

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.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 18
  • cty
/
  • 27
  • highway
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