(4.5) 4 reviews
MSRP: $1,739$3,639
Body Style: Coupe
Combined MPG: 22
Engine: 145-hp, 3.8-liter V-6 (regular gas)
Drivetrain: Rear-wheel Drive
1997 Mercury Cougar


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Ford Motor Co. is a pack rat. It doesn't like to let go of things, especially names. Thunderbird has been around longer than dirt. Ditto Cougar, Escort and Mustang. And the Mark has more Roman numerals after it than a Sylvester Stallone movie. The end is drawing near for Thunderbird and Cougar. Both midsize, rear-wheel-drive coupes will be dropped from the lineup once the '97 mod... Read full review for the 1997 Mercury Cougar

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Last & best of big-cats !

by 4-wheeled cat-lover. from Farmingville, suffolk co. NY. on 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 alwa... Read Full Review

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