1999 Mercury Cougar User Reviews

1999 Mercury Cougar Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 50 reviews

  • Performance:3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 19 reviews
"power" 18 reviews
"handling" 14 reviews
"fuel economy" 14 reviews
"speed" 7 reviews
CONS
"power" 8 reviews
"fuel economy" 5 reviews
"small power" 3 reviews
"design" 2 reviews
"transmission" 2 reviews

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Riley writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Awesome gas mileage....Not bad looking.

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A bit gutless....But some mods will help that.

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Great Car....amazing Quality For The Money! — The performance is average, acceleration is a bit better than I had hoped, braking is excellent, and it handles pretty well. Build quality is superb. I have owned it for about 3/4 of a year, and I've done no repairs....Although it does now have a bit of moaning coming from under the hood....But that's just a slipping belt, an easy and cheap fix. Appearance wise, I think the exterior looks pretty good. I mainly like the aggressive look of the headlights. Interior is just as good. with 4 bucket seats in two-tone colors, I think it looks pretty sporty. The cost of ownership is amazing. Well built, and it gets really good gas mileage. The fun factor is lacking a bit, due to the slight lack of power.....But a few engine mods, or exhaust system, will help lots!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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cj1991 writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Fast good acceleration comfortable front seats

Cons

Bad family car. Sits to be fixed more than I drive it

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Money Pit — This car would be a great car if it was in good working order, but my 99 cougar is not. I would tell people to be various when looking to buy one of these cars, and to really look at the car to see how difficult it is to work on due to hand space

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Alex writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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wicked handeling

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electrical which is now fixed.

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Cougar — Build Quality as far as mechanical wise was very good. For a small car is felt like you were driving a large performance vehicle. However I had to re-do half of the electrical myself to fix certian issues that are known with the car including headlights, guage cluster, voltage regulator and minor sensor issues. After that was all done the car was fun to drive and definatley a head turner one the headlights and taillights were tined, rims put on it, hids, custom suede intirior etc.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jennifer writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Sporty and cute!  Perfect "girly" car!

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Two door made it kinda hard to get people in and out.  Wasnt too fond of the bucket seats either.

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I Miss The Style Of The Cougar! — Loved the Cougar...after I learned how to drive it. It had great power, was sleek, and was pretty easy to take care of. I especially loved the color of my Cougar! Extremely fun to drive as a late teen!

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Jess writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Appearance, Handling, Relatively inexpensive to buy

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Transmission, gas mileage

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Once You Get Used To It, It's A Nice Car To Own — Gas mileage is pretty bad, it eats through it and gets somewhere between 13-19 mpg, whichever it feels like that day. Acceleration is a little sticky, but once you get out of first gear you're good to go. I have never had a problem with the braking, they're very responsive. Except for the sticking shifting, overall handling is very nice. Car is very fun to drive once you get used to it.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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David writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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fun sporty car

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alternator goes bad time to time

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'99 Merury Cougar — i love this car. its a mercury. what was i to expect. a high end ford is what i expeceted and thats waht i got :D. extremly fun to drive. i love shifting though the gears. fun fun fun fun

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Rena writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr I4 Hatchback Review
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Sleek body, economical on fuel, futuristic interior design, comfortable front seats

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Rear seats eat passengers, coffee holder is lethal and it's a "FORD!"

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Purrrrrrrrrrrrfect For Me ;} — It looks like a sports car...corners like a golf cart and purrs like a coug and drinks very little. Gotta love a car that asks for nothing and gives everything. Can't complain...ask me again though in a year ;) As for expensis...it is a ford product so your servicing needs will be cheaper than the competition. Alternators are an issue because of location and if you ever have to replace the belts....eeek. Other than that, they are a very reliable, sporty, sleek looking ride. Oh yeah, try ta get your paws on the 4...and stay away from the vr6...they come with a road side kit and a jar of vaseline fer the many servicng needs you'll have ;}

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Brendan writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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great torque and handling.

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Loud on the road and moonroof prob.

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1999 Cougar — Nice and sporty. Great handling. About the same excel as a Prelude, if not more. More torque than other cars in its class. Bullet proof engine. Some ppl complain about it being too noisey on the road but I like it. the 99-00 years have a faulty moon roof that breaks after about 100k miles and cost about $1200 to fix. the 01-02 models were fixed. Overall I'm satisfied over my cougar investment.

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Joe writes:
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4

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Handling and gas economy

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Mechanics..period

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Great Car, Great Looking, Mechanically... Questionable? — This car was great it handled well and had close to 30 miles to the gallon. It is a decently light car but handled great in the winter...gooo front wheel drive. Emissions were terrible to fix ($800) put a lot of money into a car i just couldn't afford. Maybe if I had more money?

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Ginger writes:
1999 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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I love it.

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It has 131,000 miles now :(

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1999 Mercury Cougar V6 — I love my car. It has great acceleration and is incredibly reliable. Performance overall is outstanding. I rarely have problems with it, and I feel safe in it. I have fun driving it, it is very quick. It's pretty awesome.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1997 Mercury Cougar Reviews

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