Information shown for entry-level Coupe.
|MPG: City 18/Hwy 26||Max Seating: 4|
|Engine: V6, 2.5 Liter||Transmission: Automatic|
|Country of Origin: United States||Country of Assembly: United States|
By Red Hot Cougar (CA) on Tuesday, April 02, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 125,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Sporty, comfortable, great mileage"
Cons: "Have had to put some money into misc repairs"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I am the seceond owner of this 2002 Cougar and purchased it about 3 years ago with 91,000 miles to use for commuting since my other vehicle doesn't get great mileage and I didn't want to put a lot of miles on it. The cougar is very comfortable and gets great mileage, freeway is about 30 and in town mid 20s. The previous owner had hit something with it damaging the front bumper a bit and crimping the rear axle support so we had to replace that and two rear tires. We have also had some weird surging issues that we've tried to resolve by replacing fuel pump and EGR valve and related components. Still having the issue but she keeps on going. Sharp looking car...I'll be selling it soon and will miss it. I do wish Mercury was still in productiaon and making this car. The ford mustang just doesn't have the same look."
By Chris (MI) on Friday, March 15, 2013
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 142,000overall rating 3 of 10rating details
Pros: "Fuel efficient"
Cons: "Everything else"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1
"I owned this car for approx. 3 months. Dumped more money in it than the overall worth of the car. Transmission has issue in this year and model. Save your time, money, and stress. Look elsewhere for a vehicle."
3 people out of 3 found this review helpful
By maximillion (FL) on Wednesday, October 03, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 205,000overall rating 9 of 10rating details
Pros: "Pretty much everything"
Cons: "Wish i could get brighter headlights"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I bought this car about a year ago with 142k on the clock since then I have only had to put a little bit of suspension work oil changes and new tires on her. This is the most reliable car ive owned out of all 5. I will drive this car till the day she dies. Oh yeah and she still has the stock clutch with 205k on the clock. I love it!!!!!"
5 people out of 5 found this review helpful
By Young Guy (MI) on Sunday, August 05, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 73,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "Upper end torque, MPG's, comfort & style."
Cons: "Hard to work on, heavy, small repairs."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"We've had our 02' Cougar for about a year now. Pretty good car for the money. Not the fastest coupe but plenty of power really, especially on the highway. MPG's are good, and it is very comfotable and stylish. While nothing major has come up little things like the Oil Pan Gasket and O2 Sensors are starting to nickel and dime me. If your looking for a cheap but well eqipped and stylish little sports car with a lot of cargo space you'd be hard pressed to beat this one."
7 people out of 8 found this review helpful
By Tiptoes (MO) on Wednesday, July 25, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 166,000overall rating 7 of 10rating details
Pros: "Good engine, ran great!"
Cons: "No back wiper for the slanted back window"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"The car ran great overall and lasted me for a long time. If buying a manual make sure to check the clutch and see if it has been replaced (they last about only 5-10 years). Some minor problems with antifreeze leak, but easily fixed. Reliable car!"
2 people out of 2 found this review helpful
By jessnnk (OR) on Wednesday, May 30, 2012
I own this car - My approximate mileage is 137,000overall rating 8 of 10rating details
Pros: "cute, fun to drive, sun roof"
Cons: "expensive to maintain, needs repairs often"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"I am the 2nd owner of this car and have owned it since 2005. I love the look and drive of the cougar but it has needed repairs more often then i would like and the parts/repairs are expensive. I will miss this car but i need something bigger and more reliable. If you can afford to maintain this car then i would recommend it because that is the only complaint i have!"
10 people out of 10 found this review helpful