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2002 Mercury Cougar

2002 Highlights

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.


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


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

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Features & Specs

2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)Sport Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M)
Transmission5-speed manual5-speed manual5-speed manual
Horsepower170 hp @ 6250 rpm170 hp @ 6250 rpm170 hp @ 6250 rpm


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    Dynamic Test ResultNo Tip
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Top Consumer Reviews

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Consumer Rating

2002 Cougar V6 35th Anniversary Edition
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
It's all over at 67,000 miles
Transmission needs to be has slipped since it was brand new. The spoiler broke at 3 years and they don't make it any more. The head gasket is blown and it has never over-heated, has had regular oil changes/service and obviously not used to tow anything. I need to replace a couple of sensors and it is $700 at the dealership. You have to pay $93 for diagnostics to determine minor failures and another $140 for compression diagnostic. As I should have remembered before I bought this, it is just a shinier FORD - Fix Or Repair Daily. I also own a 1967 Ford Mustang which is reliable - built before the American automotive manufacturers forgot how to build a decent, reliable car
Beautiful Cat
Notable information about the Cougar: -The engine was designed by Cosworth. They also design engines that go in formula one cars. Pretty respectable. -The Cougar introduced ford's new Edge design. Notable among this is that the cougar is a blend between American and European design. The hatchback styling is European, the high displacement high torque engine is american muscle. It was designed to be at home on the twisty nuburing. -Ford discontinued it because the Cougar dances around the Mustang. Ford wanted to sell Mustangs because they're in keeping with the all american Ford image. They also sold them for $20K more, the same thing was done to the Thunderbird. Twice.
Used 2002 Mercury Cougar Overview

The Used 2002 Mercury Cougar is offered in the following submodels: Hatchback. Available styles include 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M), Sport Ultimate 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M), Sport Premium 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M), Sport 2dr Hatchback (2.5L 6cyl 5M), and 2dr Hatchback (2.0L 4cyl 5M). Pre-owned Mercury Cougar models are available with a 2.5 L-liter gas engine, with output up to 170 hp, depending on engine type. The Used 2002 Mercury Cougar comes with front wheel drive. Available transmissions include: 5-speed manual. The Used 2002 Mercury Cougar comes with a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. basic warranty, a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. roadside warranty, and a 3 yr./ 36000 mi. powertrain warranty.

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