Is it worth time and money to get 2002 Mercury Cougar running (v6, AT, 2dr, sport, blown engine)

Asked by Jul 04, 2017 at 01:28 AM about the 2002 Mercury Cougar 2 Dr V6 Hatchback

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

I have a 2002 Mercury Cougar, v6 AT, 2dr with blown engine. Its a unwanted gift fom a friend an has been
sitting in my garage for a year now, so I've invested $0 into it this far..
1.  Do you guys think its worth the time and money to have someone remove and replace the engine?   To be
more specific, would I be awakening a gas guzzling beast that'll be problematic with things that break and/or
leak  a bit too mucH?  OR, do you feel that with care and preventive maintenance, cougars are ok.  Im not
too familiar with them so just wanna hear some input / advice.

2.  What other years or other car make and models have a compatible
engines for this car?

3 Answers

257,735

That era cougar's are junk. Fords answer to the Probe replacement. It won't be a collector car in the future. The Auto transmissions failed early and the car had other mechanical issues. Not worth investing any money into it if you ask me.

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52,625

Put it on craigslist and get rid of it.

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70,955

Sounds like you really don't like or want the car. But it was nice of your friend to give it to you! I agree with Bob. Try to sell it. Someone may be interested in it as a project or parts car. If not, scrap it. You can probably get around $250 for scrap and you can use the money to buy yourself something you want or need. HTH. -Jim

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