1988 Mercury Cougar User Reviews

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    1988 Mercury Cougar Review
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    Looks/Style Ranked 1988 Ford Thunderbird better.
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    Would Buy Ranked 1988 Ford Thunderbird better.
    "Great cars to Mod"
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    Decent Car — they drive nice they r ok handle good brakeing is ok the performance is ok if ya got the v-8 interior could be a little more roomie lights r kinda dim not as good as some of the ford modles

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: the mod.s

    Cons: not enough power

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    Great Car With Alot Of Potential — great looking car with alot of modification potential, handled good for a mid size car. The LS had ALOT of options including car phone! alot of power options and with the XR7 you get the 5 liter V8! i would recommend to anyone!

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

    Pros: lots of potential for greatness and originality

    Cons: special tools needed to replace easy parts

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    1988 Cougar Xr-7 — Black XR-7 5.0 auto. Great gas mileage, awesome performance. Didn't have to make an appointment to pass on the highway. Very economical in my 130 mile daily commute. Comfortable driving position minimized fatigue on long trips. I wish I never sold it!

    Pros: Stylish; quick; economical

    Cons: Mercury quit making them

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    Good Car To Mess With. — Lots of Torque, heavy but with good reason, the car was loaded for 1988. Best thing about it, it was built on the fox chassis. So most 79 to 93 mustang parts would fit. Mileage was good on the highway thanks to 2.73 gears in the axle, but in town left something to be desired.

    Pros: Cheap, reliable, easy to find parts for.

    Cons: Kinda slow, age, not exactly art.

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    '88 Was A Good Year For A Fox Body Cat — I loved this car, this was my 1st car.. the motor was a 3.8L V6, had decent power and overall pretty solid, the entire time i owned it, the only thing that needed replacing was a power steering pump which required a special tool. I owned that car for a little over 1 year and at times wish i kept it. I had a stereo system in it, a strobe kit in the reverse lights, headlights and interior as well.

    Pros: Great body lines, ran strong, good gas mileage for a car its age, handled nicely, im 6'2 and had decent interior space, EVERY Power option you can imagine including a car phone and key-less entry pad on the door

    Cons: Special tools needed to replace certain parts.

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    My First Car — It worked for as long as it could have been expected. The comfiest seats ever, but a lack of cupholders was distressing.

    Pros: It ran well for a long time.

    Cons: Eventually, age.

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    Best $300.00 Bucks I Ever Spend — This is the second cougar I have owned and this one is the lesser model, but still a good car. I picked it up for $300.00 2 and a half years ago and so far only had to change the brakes. This car handles amazingly, has low kilometers and has a like new interior. She has a 3.8L EFI v6 that can get 800km to a tank highway driving.

    Pros: Pros picket it up cheap and amazing on gas

    Cons: Its just not the same as my old cougar, i liked that one better. I want that one back i miss the roar of that v8.

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    Rare Find! — "If you can get it started it's yours" This is an original, untouched 88 Cougar... It's nothing overly special, but with only 57 000 kms.... Pristine paint and interior... who could say no? It was given to us by a relative who hadn't driven it in over two years..... The car has a fully loaded burgandy interior... 3.8 litre V-6... And has spent it's entire life kept in doors when not driven... As soon as winter breaks, it's off to Ron and Bills for some minor paint work....then back on the street for some more Klicks!

    Pros: It was a gift

    Cons: Minor scuffs here and there.

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    Cougar! — i had alot of problems with this car, leaked oil and antifreeze. brakes warped. power window came off track when i first got it, brakes failed once and broke the brake fluid container, shocks were bad, felt like a boat. new engine at 90,000. blew head gasket at 150,000miles. i guess that kind of stuff happens to a car after 20 years. and the fact that its a ford.

    Pros: felt safe, sounded good with subs. despite all the problems, lasted me 30,000 miles.

    Cons: boaty, brakes, radiator, engine, shocks, alot.

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    Reviews From Other Years

    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

    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

    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

    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

    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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