"The car drives very smoothly. It's stylish and has a great engine. It may be unique to me, but I've invested a lot of money in servicing my car. The interior is roomy and comfortable. Gas mileage isn't great on it, but it still gets me from point A to point B. It's perfect for a first car if you're learning to drive. Be wary in the snow, you need to be able to handle driving it with RWD."
"Very good car. Upkeep very low. Have done regular maintenance. Only major repair was the motor on driver's seat. Now drive less than 1500 miles a year. Passes safety inspection every year 100%. Absolutely no rust. Black in color with a lot of chrome trim."
Pros: "Luxurious & you can see 360 degs out of it"
Cons: "hard to park especially in small places"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"My 20 yr old Cougar XR7 is still a very good car. The V8 engine does just fine. No 0 to 60 in seconds - a big car doesn't "handle" & it's a gas guzzler. This is my 2nd -1st was a new 1985. The '94 was bought used, but has lasted longer. I LOVE COUGARS! It just passed the emissions test! Rear ended - not a scratch. This car is built like a TANK!"
"I wasn't sure how to use the "slider" indicators for ratings however, this car has been the VERY BEST car I have ever owned and its a 1997. In fact, if the car weren't a 97 and didn't need ac repair, and my husband weren't deceased so he could guide me, I'd KEEP this car until it wouldn't drive anymore! The ac is the ONLY thing that has gone out. The only other repair that has been done on it were replacing brakes or brake pads, I don't recall which one but the brakes have been taken care of and its been serviced every single solitary 3,000 miles. I don't know why the ac doesn't work and not sure its really "gone out". This has been a sweet car and talk about get up and go in a hurry, it does! This car also has maintained a look that blends in with new models just fine. Not embarrassing to drive it or be seen in it. It isn't huge, bulky or that type of thing. The spoiler helps with that as well."
"I bought my 1997 Cougar new and had it custom ordered from the factory. Man, am I glad I got it exactly the way I wanted it since I have had it now for 17 years and it is still going strong. I have a long commute each day (100 miles total) and I can't imagine doing it in any other car. I just clicked over 322,000 miles on it earlier this week. I haven't had any major repairs on it in all that time, just normal wear-and-tear items. The engine is original and I didn't have to have the transmission rebuilt until I hit the 290,000 mile mark. I do all the recommended maintenance and it runs as good today as it did when new. I keep it garaged both at home and work, so even the paint still looks good. The V-8 has ample power for freeway merges and gets surprisingly good mileage, but it's definitely not a hybrid! :) I absolutely LOVE this car!"