"This car has been a GREAT car goes in the snow when 4 wheel drive trucks couldn't. Great gas mileage and just fun to drive. No problems with it for mechanics. Have spent little on it for repairs over 13 years. Will gladly sell it to someone for their first car."
Pros: "Fun, Solid, Cute, Good Brakes, Good Gas milage."
Cons: "Little cramped, bad struts, motor knocker"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5
"Wit my experience with my little cougar I must say it was a very stable tough car, even for it's girly looks. Unlike the newer designs now days, the Mercury Cougar is made of steel. The traction was always great, and loved taking it for long trips. The only thing I would change about the little Cougar is the struts and the fact that my motor started knocking at any early time than expected. I did buy it used though."
"Nearly impossible to work on. After 90,000 miles, things started needing repair regularly. Engine has a problem with oil returning to pan causing oil light to come on. This problem was pretty much taken care of by switching to a full synthetic oil. It was hard to locate parts to replace struts and brake hoses. The sun roof mechanism broke, leaving it inoperable. Did I mention it is really hard to work on anything in the engine compartment.......There is not a large selection of tires available for the cougar. It is a very good looking car that was fun to drive. It had a lot of power and andled very nicely."
Pros: "Enjoyed for 15 yrs and was great to drive."
Cons: "Got older and need something bigger- 4 doors"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"I purchased this car back in 1999 brand new. I have enjoyed it very much, and took care like a little baby. Still driving and now changing to get a 4 door Fusion. Drives very well, and never had any problem. repaired things for normal maintenance and nothing else."