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.
V-6, body style, interior (the car is built for a smaller person to drive.
Being just over 5'2", I feel like the interior is designed for ME, whereas in other cars I feel like I am swimming in space and cannot comfortably see out of the car) & the name, Cougar, & name
Electrical and transmission - those were rating poor on consumer reports and seem to hold true with my car.