1997 Mercury Cougar

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1997 Mercury Cougar
Available in 1 styles:  Cougar 2dr Coupe XR7 shown
Asking Price Range
$81–$6,825
Estimated MPG

18 city / 25.9 hwy

Average Ratings

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4.7 out of 5

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3 out of 3 people recommended this car.


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Police Car!

by Cougar Fan from Twin Cities, MN | May 20, 2014

I'm a Mopar guy, but I've always been a fan of Cougars, because of the name and the animal they represent. However, I was not prepared for what happened after I bought a 1997 Mercury Cougar XR7 30th Anniversary Car. I did not know it was a Police Squad Car in disguise with it's 4.6L OHC fuel-injected V8 engine, heavy-duty transmission, and heavy duty power disc brakes. The car even has the same skid-plates under the engine that the Crown-Vics have on cop cars! To round out the package you get a sport-tuned suspension and close ratio steering. I added police rated Goodyear Eagle Ultra-Grip tires. The car has been the most reliable I've ever owned. The '97 Cougar I just bought is my second one. The first one has 140,000 miles on it and still has like-new performance without using a drop of oil! I had to pick up a second one for storage so when this one dies, I'll still have one to drive every day. I can't say enough about the 1997 Cougars!

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Last & best of big-cats !

by 4-wheeled cat-lover. from Farmingville, suffolk co. NY. | September 5, 2006

My second, first was 1994 XR7-with 3.8 liter V-6. timeless-beuaty. Bought 1997 XR7, in 08/2003. Excellent blend of sporting-spirit and poised luxury. The 4.6 liter V-8 smooth, strong, quiet and always reliable. Solid construction. Standard ABS-brakes and 4-wheel independent-suspension add to sporting, comfort and safety. 5 average-sized adults seat comfortably. large trunk plenty of space. Quick acceleration, must be skilled driver on snow and ice. Traction-assist somewhat helpful on snow and ice. Loaded with power-options. Huge-package for small-price. Transmission is tempermental, shudders in between shifts- randomly. I will keep forever, unless Mercury can design suitable facsimilie......, DOUBTFUL !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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by Owner from Barrington, IL | June 1, 2006

Bostonian Edition. V8. Moonroof.Tan w/Tan Leather,Climate Control, pwr wdws & drivers seat,cruise,rear wdw defogger,AM/FM Cassette. Interior-like new condition, new tires, new brakes, 1 owner.Exterior- 1 small dent near bottom of front drivers wheel well, few small scratches. All service done by L/M Dealer. Private party. Top Condition!

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