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2001 Mercury Cougar

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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 419 Ratings for the 1999 - 2002 models.

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

Owned for 8 years

By on Thursday, September 3, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 17,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8

"I had a 2000 cougar V6 for 8 years, and I hated having to let it go. The only mechanical problems I ever had was a strut went out a few years into owning it and about year 6 the catalytic converter went bad (and it is a bolt on converter, easy fix). Believe me when I say, I drove the wheels off this car. I had it in high school and college and did not go out of my to try and keep it in tip top shape. I would recommend this car to anyone as a first car, it handles great, gets good gas mileage, and being a 2 door you aren't packing all of your friends into it."

13 people out of 20 found this review helpful

eternal styling.. still stands out more than most

By on Wednesday, August 19, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 160,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

Pros: "modern style, fun and reliable (so far) to drive."

Cons: "rear visibility"

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

"I bought this used at 60,000 in CA. Drove it without any problems for a couple of years, towed it to NY... drove it there and then stored it there for 7 years. Been driving it here in MD...... STILL no problems (actually just the normal brake replacement, re-do the Freon ... needed a fuel pump after the storage. Most people can't believe how old this car is. It's really a cute sized sporty one... has a sporty feel too. The ONLY thing I'm not thrilled with is the very dark tinted rear hatch window. It looks nice, but hinders rear visibility. Gas mileage? 20-30 mpg...The faster I go, the better mileage it gets... OOPS - does get a ticket here and there."

6 people out of 9 found this review helpful

so far yes definitly my best vehicle yet!!

By on Tuesday, August 4, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

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

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

"this vehicle has brought me a long way from where i was and was very reliable never had ANY major issues at all with it. i love this car"

2 people out of 9 found this review helpful

best car I have ever owned.

By on Friday, March 6, 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."

17 people out of 27 found this review helpful

Mercurys best kept secret

By on Wednesday, March 4, 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."

9 people out of 15 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."

8 people out of 17 found this review helpful

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