1996 Cougar

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1996 Mercury Cougar

$1,302 - $3,770  MSRP Range
1996 Mercury Cougar

Review Score

5.0 out of 5 stars

5.0

3 Reviews
100% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4.7 out of 5 stars Comfort
5 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
5 out of 5 stars Reliability
5 out of 5 stars Performance
5 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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5 out of 5 stars

BEST CAR FOR THE MONEY

by XR7GUY from Lakeland FL on Sat Nov 18 2006

I did buy this car used with 55k on it but it has been a great car if your looking for a used car look for a good used cougar there great cars .

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Great car!

by Brooklyn2florida from South Florida on Wed Apr 16 2014

Great car and very reliable and would recommend to all. Very comfortable ride and good gas mileage! Bucket Seats/Center Console/Power Brakes/Tinted Glass?3.8L V6 OHV 12V FI Engine/15 Inch Wheels/Regular Unleaded Fuel Required?4-Speed Automatic Transmission/Tachometer/Driver and Passenger Front Airbag/Power Steering/Tilt Steering Wheel/Air Conditioning/Intermittent Windshield Wipers/Power Windows/Power Exterior Mirrors?

5 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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5 out of 5 stars

Best First Car Ever!!!

by Car Reviewer from Minneapolis, MN on Thu Sep 02 2010

It's my first car and it is a blast! I couldn't have asked for anything better. Crazy powerful, fast car. Tons of torque and 0-60 juice. Rides extremely smooth with a transmission that glides into gears... at almost 127,000 miles!!! Bought it last year at 123,000 miles. Absolutely no issues and my friends are flaming jealous of me. It has pearlized white paint with rare blue interior. Rare wheels to go with it. We have a car that has been in the family for 40 years and I'm planning on having the Cougar do the same thing. I'm going to complete the set by buying a '96 T-Bird and '96 Lincoln Mark VIII someday. No rust!!! Does not drive in winter. Spun wheels for 4 blocks straight before tearing up the driveway trying to go up it. This is a must buy!!!

4 out of 5 starsComfort
5 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1996 Mercury Cougar

The axiom used around Detroit for years is: Sheet metal sells. Put a fresh wrapper on old goods and watch the buyers line up.

Maybe this could explain why the Mercury Cougar isn't the first name one thinks of when considering a stylish coupe. Detroit invented the big two-door personal luxury coupe, and the Cougar's basic shape has been around since 1989, although it does receive a new grille and tail lamps for 1996.

But look a little closer -- this is one rare cat.

With its V-8 engine and rear-wheel drive, the Mercury Cougar XR-7 faces a field of front-wheel drive competitors. Rear-wheel drive allows a better balanced drive train. The engine is not over the drive wheels, so the car's weight is... Read More