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!"
"I absolutely love my 2001 Cougar and I always get compliments about what a "cool car" I have. I had the fuel pump replaced due to a recall but that wasn't a major problem because I caught the recall before I had car trouble. Just last week I had to replace the plugs and wires, but after 88000 miles and 6 years that's not surprising. Took my trip from Michigan to Louisiana with no problem. Very comfy ride. The body is in great condition and even handled my hitting a deer fairly well for a small sports car. Unfortunately, I'm trading it in for a Mountaineer tomorrow and I'm about to tears. The cougar was my first brand new car. Unfortunately the resale value is not great (even though I think it should be!!)and I cannot afford to keep it and purchase another vehicle. I need the trade in value. If it wasn't for country living and the need to tow snowmobile trailers I would keep this car if I could. I will be taking pictures of it so that I always remember my first new car. Highly recommended for anyone wanting a sleek looking, fun, sports car."
Pros: "fun to drive, fast, sporty, moonroof, comfy seats,"
Cons: "bumpy ride, small back seats"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7
"So I have owned my cougar for 8 years and loved the thing. This car is fast super cute!! or for guys really sporty. I really like the way it drives and handles on the road. It sits low to the ground so you really do feel like your hugging the road. I have had only minor problems washer fluid pump, alternator, oxygen sensor... but nothing much for owning for so long. Mine is still in great condition like new really, the best part is the moonroof on a sunny day. Just hit 100k and finally looking to upgrade to something newer. This is a great car for a first time car buyer or someone looking to have a good looking set of wheels that makes people turn there heads. For being a 1999 I still get people talking about how new and nice my car looks. Overall I would say Ive loved my cougar for every minute and hope to find someone who will enjoy it as much as me."