2000 Mercury Cougar User Reviews

2000 Mercury Cougar Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 16 reviews

  • Performance:4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars4.1 out of 5 stars 4.1 / 5
  • Appearance:4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars4.5 out of 5 stars 4.5 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 7 reviews
"fuel economy" 7 reviews
"power" 6 reviews
"speed" 5 reviews
"reliable car" 3 reviews
CONS
"small power" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
"space" 2 reviews

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Celestine writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Performance, build quality, appearance, fun factor

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Front wheel drive, should be rear wheel drive

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2000 Mercury Cougar — Love the performance, acceleration is excellent for a small six cylinder, braking is tight and very responsive, and the handling is great. Minor rattles, but the car is almost 10 years old, to be expected. Interior is nice, foldaway cupholder is good, although the design of such is weak. Exterior styling is gorgeous, fluid lines, looks like she's moving when she's sitting still. Cost of ownership is minimal, mileage is decent, and maintenance isn't overly expensive. Overall, the sleekest, sexiest machine I've ever owned or driven, and I love driving it. Doesn't hurt that she attracts attention everywhere we go. I'd recommend this car to anyone, but they haven't made them since 2002, so they're harder to find.

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Nick writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr I4 Hatchback Review
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4

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gas mileage, storage space

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none

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2000 Mercury Cougar - 30+ Mpg — For a 2.0l 4 cylinder, you can't really complain. If you're looking for speed, look elsewhere obviously. The cougar tops out at 110mph where the fuel is cut off to prevent you from going any faster. I personally installed an intake and exhaust a few months after buying the car and noticed that around 50mph I could get around 40-45mpg. The car had a digital dash readout of the outside temperature, trip odometer and gas mileage. If you start the car holding down the unit and reset button you could get the CEL codes, a digital readout of the RPMs and the engine temp. I loved this car and regret selling it, but I was naive then and thought that I'd enjoy having something with acceleration.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Anna writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Good gas mileage, safe, reliable.

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Its automatic. I want manual.

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Good Car, Would Reccomend It. — Good car, 25-30mpg , sleek appearance. Brakes are good, but could be better. Low maintenence. I have fun driving this car. Car is quick, but not fast. Fun to fly around those curves in ;). Easy car to modify and make your own.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jarod writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Fun. good fuel milage

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Transmission. The atx and mtx-75 had issue with differentials

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Good Car, Much Like Others, With A Little Of Routine Maintanence It Makes A Great Car — Fun car. slightly underpowered 2.5 although has potential and is a great daily driver. Low end acceleration is a little doggy. around 3500 when the secondary plentums open the 2.5 comes to life. Braking is quite good. I have drilled and sloted rotors. Appearance is nice, suttle body line transition with rounded body, much like the 2g eclipse. car is very fun to drive.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jordan writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr I4 Hatchback Review
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ITS FAST! ITS SEXY! AND ITS LUXURY!

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NOTHING!

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You Should Ride In One Of These...at Least 5 Times Or More — Performance- Quick off the line, 130hp, 125ft/torque, grips like a rollercoaster ( you not gonna loose traction while highspeed cornering) Build Quality- Its a high end fast fun car. No repairs. Costs- Great fuel milage (24mpg and up) Fun- ITS FAST! No body roll, handles like a rollercoaster on its tracks.

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

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Jason writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Goes Fast. Good power. Great gas mileage.  Chick Magnet

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LIttle higher miles, so my dad won't let me put performance parts in the engine. Only a V-6.  Low first gear

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I Love This Car — This car has the most power out of my vehicles, it has some good gidy-up-and-go. I has geen a good car for me. I've only spent money on the extras, no problems. This car is Really fun to Drive. The Stereo has nice sound, factory. It has good trunk space.

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Troy writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr I4 Hatchback Review
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4

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The Handling!

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Not much aftermarket, small back seats.

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I've Really Enjoyed Owining This Car — Great car, the zetec isnt the most powerful engine but it's got aftermarket potential. Mine is now supercharged. Handling is amazing with the aftermarket goodies I've added. Build quality is great, with the big stereo it doesnt rattle up the interior. Reliability is amazing, no major repairs needed, swapped to a focus motor with 340 000 km on it and it was still running strong. Parts are cheap and it looks amazing, it's aged very well.

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JeniGass writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar Review
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4

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nice looking, lotsa space

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lots of attention needed..not for the weak ;)

JeniGass
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2000 Mercury Cougar Advise — I love my cougar. I just bought it and let me tell you..they are EXPENSIVE to fix. I happen to have many helpful friends in the automotive industry so I have a few tips. NEVER get your clutch fixed through ford. Unless you work their or have a friend there..it'll run you around $2100 to fix..ridiculous right?! also,if you have trouble with the alternator, get the wires checked first(they are knows to go) before replacing it.If it isnt your wires, trying getting the brushes replaced. Also, change your fuel filter often.Mine was 83% clogged when I bought it. Anyways, other then the $2200 in maintanence, its a great car.

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Caz writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr I4 Hatchback Review
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5

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Low cost maintence, good mods, easy to fix

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little bit of ratteling upon start up

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Love This Car!!! — I bought this car after my 97 mustang was totalled and I adore this car! I have been able to find tons of mods with little effort and is easy to fix personally (I am a chick with minor expeirence). I love the sleek style and for a 4cyl my little 5 speed is QUICK and hugs turns! I have had no issues and has 181xxx miles. The only issue i ran into was i had to replace the rear hatch support but took maybe 45mins. I highly reccommend it best bang for your buck!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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zacekery writes:
2000 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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loved that car it was my baby fast and reliable

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back seat had low head room

zacekery
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My Baby — i loved everything about it never had any maintience cost fast quick on take off only issue was low head room in back seat it would stop on a dime allways reiable good on snow and ice would love to have it back if i could find it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Reviews From Other Years

2002 Mercury Cougar Reviews

The Cougar By Remo

it is a good car and very good commuter does well on long trips to work and high miles bought mine with as long as you take care of them they will at least last over 200,000 miles.when i bought t... Read More

Abomination By martykyj

None of the general repairs are easy to work on. There are no repair manuals available at auto parts stores. The repairs are expensive which is why I try and do what I can to save some money. Changine... Read More

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2001 Mercury Cougar Reviews

My Cruiser By NJCougar

Performance is horrible and the car is way to heavy. Well the build quatily is ok but if you want a nice ride buy an infiniti or a lexus.. Style is ok but to tell truth its more of a girls car. It use... Read More

My Kitty Has Been Good To Me By Paul

It's a lot more care than one expects. I have owned it since new and it's holding up very well despite me. The interior is stylish and made of good materials. Even after ten years, there are no squ... Read More

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1999 Mercury Cougar Reviews

Money Pit By cj1991

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 ho... Read More

1999 Mercury Cougar V6 By Ginger

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.... Read More

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1997 Mercury Cougar Reviews

Cougarcoupe By davescougar

i like what ive done to it personally but i did not like it at first. done some minor yet appealing changes to it. new wheels, changed corner light, replaced mufflers with pipe and tip. looking for a ... Read More

Love Mine .*30*th Anniversary Edition By xr7man

Mine is a 1997 XR7 has the 4.6L 281ci 8 cyl factory 205 hp i replaced the factory square air box and filter with the cone K&N cold air intake,$130 and 1 hr to install,you'll notice a huge savings in m... Read More

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1996 Mercury Cougar Reviews

Great Car Extremely Reliable !!! By mikesmith0079

I like everything about the car and have no dislikes, The car has served us well over the long years of owning it. Whoever buys this car I know will enjoy it as much as we did. The A/c blows ice cold.... Read More

Awesome By David

Best Car ever driven wish to had still be able to drive today!!! No matter how fast driven it responded perfectly. Cost very good other than other minor maintenance. The Couger is the best car to driv... Read More

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