2001 Mercury Cougar User Reviews

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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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    75

    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!

    Pros: Looks, handling and fun to drive

    Cons: Alternator

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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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    45

    I'm Just Super Partial To My First Car — It was not the greatest car and I didn't have it very long. But I think almost everyone gets a little attached to their first.

    Pros: Fun, fast, peppy, green!

    Cons: Had recurring fuel injector problems

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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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    Fast Little Car...smoked A Firebird...but Sux In Cold Wether — the car looks beautiful...interior looks awsome...but only has 2 bucket seats in the back...

    Pros: big motor for a little car...aerodynamic...

    Cons: sux in cold weather...

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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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    Fun Car — Not impressed with the car's quality. Had many problems with it, but when i look back, i didn't really take too much care of it either. Drove it like it's stolen. Considering its a 2.5 liter v6, it could have had a little more horse power, and a lot more torque. Somebody said that the brakes are weak. I think brakes are very good. Car is a little heavier, but the brakes have been doing their job for me so far. Car has good looks, and nice handling. Even though i've had quite many problems with it, i would still recommend this car to any1.

    Pros: style, fun to drive

    Cons: loses its value quickly, not so reliable

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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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    Fun To Drive... Sometimes — good acceleration, bad braking due to the cars weight.. the back end is very heavy so stopping quickly was somewhat difficult. the appearance is nice, it gets a lot of stares... easy to customize and handles bass for a radio really well

    Pros: acceleration, appearance, handling

    Cons: stopping

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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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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.)

    Pros: 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.

    Cons: 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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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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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.)

    Pros: Great looks, Good Ergonomics, Good Ride quality

    Cons: Extremely Hard to Customize

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    2001 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback Review
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    Best Totaled Car I Have Ever Driven. — This was someone's baby. I actually raced against it, when I was driving my `96 Contour, about a year before it became mine. When I bought it, it was Ford Zinc Yellow, its body kit had been molded into the body (which broke free in the accident), it's nose was destroyed and it just needed a lot. I had plans to make it my toy, so it was repaired with Ford parts. It had coilovers, Contour SVT E0 wheels, Magnaflow exhaust, factory E-code headlamps (colorless sidemarkers) and a few other little toys. It was a fun little car, and it was no longer yellow, but Volvo Saffron Orange.

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

    Pros: Cheap insurance, good handling, acceptable power levels, manual trans, leather and the car is orange.

    Cons: Coilovers make the ride rather stiff.

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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

    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

    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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