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2001 Mercury Cougar

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Vehicle Highlights

Information shown for entry-level Coupe.

Fuel Economy:
City 18/Hwy 26/Comb 21 MPG
Max Seating: 4
Engine: V6, 2.5 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United States Country of Assembly: United States

2001 Mercury Cougar Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
7.4
Out of 10

Based on 416 Ratings for the 1999 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.8/10
    Quality
    7.6/10
  • Reliability
    7.8/10
    Performance
    8.0/10
  • Comfort
    7.7/10
    Styling
    8.5/10

best car I have ever owned.

By on Friday, March 06, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 101,000

10 10.0
overall rating 10 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
10/10
Value
10/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
10/10
Performance
10/10
Styling
10/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"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."

Mercurys best kept secret

By on Wednesday, March 04, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 170,350

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "MPG, Pep, reliability, anti-lock brakes."

Cons: "Cup holder."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

"I have owned this car for many years. The MPG are great. It has a lot of pep. The anti-lock brakes are fantastic. If they still made Cougars I would buy another in a heartbeat."

1 person out of 1 found this review helpful

Wish The Motor held Up...

By on Saturday, January 10, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 100,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
4/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
2/10

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."

2 people out of 3 found this review helpful

Now outdated, bought it new

By on Friday, November 28, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 90,000

10 7.0
overall rating 7 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
7/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
2/10

Pros: "body holding up well"

Cons: "seats hard"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 5

"Just ok car, rear struts or something banging around, had to replace wheels and tires frequently, got to be a uncomfortable car down the road, It's old now like me."

6 people out of 8 found this review helpful

Very good looking car that has a lot of power

By on Saturday, October 18, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 156,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
8/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"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."

10 people out of 13 found this review helpful

great car if you like a sport one

By on Monday, September 08, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 167,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
9/10

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."

3 people out of 5 found this review helpful

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