2001 Mercury Cougar User Reviews

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Paul writes:
2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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It's a lot more quality than its name might imply

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Fuel pump and electrical gremlins

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My Kitty Has Been Good To Me — 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 squeaks or rattles. The upholstery is durable and attractive. The car's performance is decent, but more power would be good. The only trouble has been fuel pumps, which is endemic to Cougars. Gas mileage is low 20's with a manual transmission. Handling and roadholding are very good, way better than expected. This car has the sporty suspension from the Contour SVT / Mondeo ST200 so it corners well while still providing a comfy ride. The Duratec V6 is actually a pretty sophisticated piece and is relatively rev-happy. It's got chain-driven cams which is nice as the car ages. Valve timing stays more precise, and there's no expensive timing belt job to be done.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Keressa writes:
2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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b/c its fun

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none

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I Love My Car — i love my car! i love the performance of my car and everything that it has. it doesn't cost that much for gas which is a great thing. it is fun to drive my car. my car is awesome!!! Mercury Cougars are awesome to drive and look at.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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John writes:
2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Looks, handling and fun to drive

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Cougar Fanatic — Straight line acceleration of the MTX (manual) is decent, but not anything to brag about (the automatic transmission's acceleration is pretty bad). Performance in the twisties IS something to brag about! Even in stock trim, the MTX V6 can give cars with much more horsepower a real run for their money. In other words, the Cougar shines in the twisties. The Cougar's build quality is pretty solid. The two weak points of the Cougar are the sunroofs and the alternator. Gas mileage with the Cougar is actually pretty good. My MTX V6 Cougar can get over 35 mpg on the highway! This great gas mileage is in part due to the fact that my car has an aftermarket air intake as well as aftermarket exhaust (Trubendz dual cat-back exhaust with a Magnaflow muffler). Overall, the Cougar is a blast to drive. I look for any reason to drive it. In my opinion, the best thing about the Cougar is its looks. I love the '99-'02 Cougars!

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Daniel writes:
2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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5

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Seet the discription

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It could use some new struts.

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My Favorite Car Yet! — There is nothing I dont like about this car. It's got an engine build by porsche, 4 bucket seats, sun roof, rear widshield wiper, 4300K HID headlights, fog lights, sports suspention, custom side markers, sunroof, hatchback with rediculous room, auto windows seats and security system.....well you get the point. I like this car.

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Wade writes:
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very sporty styling, great road handling, and reliable.

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sub-par horsepower and torque. could use higher performance engine.

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2001 Cougar Zn — The revised styling for the 2001 zn model and 2002 model is very flashy and doesn't feel dated even though the car is seven years old. The 2.5L 6 cylinder is doggy with the automatic until the tach. hits approx. 3,800 RPMs, and then the car comes to life. The zn model received upgraded suspension which makes the car one of the best cornering vehicles I've been in. I'd compare it to the 3rd generation Tiburon GT when looking at cornering. The only needed repair has been a fuel pump at about 135,000 miles. Very reliable and starts well in cold weather down to at least -20F. Gas mileage is great for highway at about 30 however, city driving is depressing at about 23 in warm temps. and 17 in cold temperatures. This is a fun car to drive and would recomend it as a daily driver. Someone who wants to have reliablillity with mediocre better than average performance for a fairly decent priced vehicle.

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Bryan writes:
2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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Styling, V6 power

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Brakes (rear drums!), Hard to work on

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Decent Sport Compact — Meh, it's not a bad little car. It is a Ford, however, and comes with all those Ford qualities (good, mostly bad). Rear drums on a two door car?! The car isn't too bad on the eyes, drives smoothly enough, and is comfortable. And the wife likes it - reason enough to keep it.

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Its a tank if someone hits you, Sounds Awesome with the intake and the Trubendz Dual Magnaflow Exhaust. Interior Sound Loud but I love it.

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Gas Guzzling 170hp in a 4000lbs car and not a great suspension nor is the trans. The car has 67k on it and its starting to slip already.

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My Cruiser — 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 to be my moms car.. she passed away in 07'. So I cruise it in her memory . If u want a gas guzzler this is it. Well what else u want it weighs 4000lbs. Its fun to drive but dont expect to race anyone.. You will loose. And would you believe someone actaully used a 02 cougar and made it into a Bugatti Veyron? I couldnt believe it but the body is perfect for making a nasty kit car but why would anyone keep a 170hp engine is strange. You want a fun car, my other car is an infiniti G. Now thats fun and great on gas.

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

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Ethan writes:
2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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4

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Great looks, Good Ergonomics, Good Ride quality

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Extremely Hard to Customize

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I Like The Car — This car is a nice riding great handling little car, though it has a lack of power, which could be fixed by having a manual, it has a very low cost of ownership with nothing really going wrong as long as you maintain it. The Cougar is incredibly fun to drive though its power to weight ratio, without the manual and S version engine, is somewhat lacking.

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

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Bryan writes:
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Cargasmic engine sound when you floor it. great curves. roomy trunk. nice interior.

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20mpg, automatic does not use the great engine this car was given very well.

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Great Car Needs Svt Engine And Exhaust To Be A Legit Challenge. — Pros: Cargasmic engine sound when you floor it. rivals 2001 mustang but looks like and eclipse/celica Cons: 20mpg, automatic does not use the great engine this car was given very well. needs NOS... just sayin Engine sounds nice. fun to drive but it needs 91 octane and I have to fill it up once a week. lots of trunk room, comfy seats. I wish mine was stick. I would have to say this car is Awesome if you like to trick out cars. It's a great starting point. I love my car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Asa writes:
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Appearance, Performance

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Repair's are hard to pay for.

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The Cost Of Quality — The qualty is ok, but with some maintenance issues. The Performance is great, acceleration, and handoling is great and gas mileage with the I4 cougar is grand, but the maintenance is poor. The courgar is a vary layed back car with a sports car feel to its Apperance inside and out

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2002 Mercury Cougar Reviews

My Cougar By Reet43

I have loved this car until this recent problem has had it parked for over a year, has cost me about $1500 in parts and is still not fixed!! I haven't had to do much on this car prior to this, but no... Read More

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

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2000 Mercury Cougar Reviews

Love This Car!!! By Caz

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 ... Read More

My Baby By zacekery

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 ha... 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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