2000 Mercury Cougar
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A prime example of a great Sport Compact

by from Indianapolis, IN on June 1, 2010

I own a 2000 Mercury Cougar V6 and have since I bought it used with 46,000 miles, 4 years ago. I have since made many aftermarket customizations and additions to it for racing. The vehicle has proven ...
I own a 2000 Mercury Cougar V6 and have since I bought it used with 46,000 miles, 4 years ago. I have since made many aftermarket customizations and additions to it for racing. The vehicle has proven to adapt well to parts that weren't necessarily made for it. For a sport compact, it has a lot of free space under the hood which makes customization a breeze. I have had to put in only a few hundred dollars for expected repairs. Considering the car is now a decade old, it has been very cheap to maintain the few parts that are stock. For the sports car enthusiast or racer, this is a great car to start with and has many aftermarket parts available for it. Even for a casual commuter who's just looking for a little sportiness, the Cougar is great. With good fuel efficiency and an amazing stock body, this is an excellent sport compact car!
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Love It

by from New Jersey on April 14, 2009

I bought the car used and while driving home I got an engine light for the intake manifold, when I reseached the car in forums this seemed to be a common problem in the cougar but i was able to fix it...
I bought the car used and while driving home I got an engine light for the intake manifold, when I reseached the car in forums this seemed to be a common problem in the cougar but i was able to fix it with used parts from a salavage yard for under 200 dollars. I drive it hard and it still performs excellently, had few transmission problems that were easy to fix and normal for a high milage car, but cheaper because they are domestic parts. I love the cougar because I seldom see any others on road and it turns heads as a stock inexpensive car. The only downside I don't like is the styling differences between the 2000 and 2002, such as the custom leather seats with the emblem on the headrest, and the emblems elsewhere in the interior. Overall I love the handling and the power you get from this very small but classy car. It especially turns heads when I can out perform high horse power cars with only a 170hp v6. Excellent gas milage for a v6, when I cruse on the highway I can reach up to 34! I also love the computer which tells how many miles till empty so when I don't drive my cougar I feel weird with not having that knowledge. This review is also written while my car has been in the shop for a month because of a deer collision and I have been driving a 2006 Jetta and now greatly appreciate and miss my cougar. When she gets back from the shop I will definetly pamper her with some highend detailing and make sure I keep her looking her best from now on.
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2000 Mercury Cougar

by from on November 23, 2009

I have had my Cougar for 2 years and I havn't had any problems with it at all. It is a VERY good and VERY reliable vehicle.
I have had my Cougar for 2 years and I havn't had any problems with it at all. It is a VERY good and VERY reliable vehicle.
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It is definitely a great car!

by from FL on July 13, 2009

I just sold my 2000 Mercury cougar. I had it for 2 years and that car was very loyal and it did took me everywhere with absolutely no problems. The body of the car is really y nice and the interior to...
I just sold my 2000 Mercury cougar. I had it for 2 years and that car was very loyal and it did took me everywhere with absolutely no problems. The body of the car is really y nice and the interior too. It was worth every penny!
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Great car

by from New Jersey on July 3, 2012

After 12 years, I still own my 2000 Cougar. I bought it new off the dealer showroom floor and I just hit 200,000 miles. I've only had to perform basic maintenace - tires, brakes, fluids. At 150,000 mi...
After 12 years, I still own my 2000 Cougar. I bought it new off the dealer showroom floor and I just hit 200,000 miles. I've only had to perform basic maintenace - tires, brakes, fluids. At 150,000 miles I replaced the suspension which was costly, but the parts greatly outlived their lifespan. I'm a big guy and this car is very comfortable and it has a really good amount of cargo space considering its a sport coupe. The cougar has also handled very well in all weather conditions to include snow, with its front wheel drive. I financed the car for 3 years at 0.9% and ended up spending about $300 in interest. This has been a great car. Reliable, comfortable, stylish, multi-functional, and well worth the money.
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great on gas,and a very good car!

by from chadwicks,ny on November 25, 2007

I own a 2000 cougar with the sport package.the car handles better than any car i've ever owned! It has alot of power for a small 6. (2.5L) and the only thing i didn't like were the stock tires.once i ...
I own a 2000 cougar with the sport package.the car handles better than any car i've ever owned! It has alot of power for a small 6. (2.5L) and the only thing i didn't like were the stock tires.once i changed them,the car has been awesome.for the money it performs better than vehicles in the high $20,000'S!if you ever get a chance to test drive one i think you'll be surprised.if you like soft riding cars,your not going to like it. it's firm,hense the great handling. also i bought this car used 4 years ago with 35,000 miles on it,now it has 94,000 miles and other than brakes,battery,and front wheel bearings(normal repairs for a 90k car!)it has been very cheap to own!
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Sporty yet affordable

by from Lac du Bonnet, MB on November 1, 2006

I own a 2000 Mercury Cougar with the v6. I love the overall look and it's nice to have some extra power when passing. Overall awesome sports car for the money.
I own a 2000 Mercury Cougar with the v6. I love the overall look and it's nice to have some extra power when passing. Overall awesome sports car for the money.
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Hot Hatchback

by from Sciota, NY on March 19, 2007

I own a 2000 Cougar. With its sporty exterior it really turns heads. However, the real deal is on the inside. The impressive interior is way ahead of its time and seems to be nicer than many 06-07 int...
I own a 2000 Cougar. With its sporty exterior it really turns heads. However, the real deal is on the inside. The impressive interior is way ahead of its time and seems to be nicer than many 06-07 interiors in other vechicles. I love the leather seats and shift nob. The Cougar's high-points don't end there... its impressive handling and great gas milage (for a V6) make it a hot buy.
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Reliability of a Mercury, pep of its pony car past

by from on August 28, 2015

Purchased my 2000 Cougar 12 years ago with less than 40,000 miles on it. I have the V6 5 speed model. The car's design is one of a kind. Car takes kindly to aftermarket parts. It is a sports car so it...
Purchased my 2000 Cougar 12 years ago with less than 40,000 miles on it. I have the V6 5 speed model. The car's design is one of a kind. Car takes kindly to aftermarket parts. It is a sports car so it is low to the ground and may not be the best in the snow but sure is quick and hugs the road with it's tight suspension. With the rear seats folded down I've been able to fit 2 adult sized bicycles in the trunk. At over 150,000 miles I've had to replace the battery just 3 times and the alternator once. If required, replacement parts are cheap because they are domestic. Great gas mileage (over 30 mpg in 5th gear). Great value. Great car.
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Great car for the money

by from Mesa, AZ on January 8, 2009

I have owned this car for two years and it is fun to drive. It has been reliable and strong. Looks great with nice styling. I drive this car daliy. The downside is that it's so low to the ground, and...
I have owned this car for two years and it is fun to drive. It has been reliable and strong. Looks great with nice styling. I drive this car daliy. The downside is that it's so low to the ground, and the tilt wheel does not come down far enough.
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