1991 Mercury Cougar
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Perpetual coolant leak

by from on June 25, 2017

Was a cool car- can't deny that. But it's a luxury sports coupe, not an economy car. Was in the shop plenty of times from having the hoses replaced (coolent still leaked afterwards), rear axle replace...
Was a cool car- can't deny that. But it's a luxury sports coupe, not an economy car. Was in the shop plenty of times from having the hoses replaced (coolent still leaked afterwards), rear axle replacement, and numerous other repairs. Had to put coolant in it every 4-7 days otherwise using it was a quite an unpleasant (and cold) experience, which made winter an absolute nightmare combined with the rear-whrel drive. Odometer stopped at 66k miles but I suspect this car had well over 150k on it. Was purchased barley used by my grandfather in early 1992. Drove it myself from November 2015 to October 2016. Was garage kept from 1992 until 2002 when they bought a loaded Buick SUV and gave that garage privilege. For the next 15 years it was kept outside and rusted away until I got it. Honestly, aside from all the repairs, I loved the car for its uniqueness. Would've loved to turn it into a project car, but I had to junk it because I had no where to keep it and was worthless in its current condition. I would not recommend this car to someone as a daily driver because maintenance is costly and tedious. On top of that it's RWD without any traction control and it was made a couple of years before airbags became legally required for new vehicles- so it's not really safe car either. And even the 3.8 V6 was a gas hog too. I drive a 99 sable with a 24V DOHC and it's tremendously more reliable and practical than the Cougar (besides the transmission) Again, would not recommend as a daily driver. However, if you want a future classic car that's slightly similar a Mustang but is kind of in a class of its own- get this car with a Ford 5.0 and you'll be a happy camper. MAKE SURE IT HAS LOW MILES TOO!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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XR7

by from Canada on September 11, 2009

Very nice car with: ride control, power everything, sunroof, seats have lumbar and bolster options. Handles very well with ride control on handles amazingly, Rides like a luxury car when turned off. 5...
Very nice car with: ride control, power everything, sunroof, seats have lumbar and bolster options. Handles very well with ride control on handles amazingly, Rides like a luxury car when turned off. 5L 302 has lots of power and a very cheap engine when it comes to performance parts. Very comfortable back seat:)
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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