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1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$34,490
3 listings nationwide

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2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
CarGurus Instant Market Value
$16,995

User Reviews Reviews from CarGurus users who have driven or owned the car.

1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
155
Marshal 1999 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview:

Overall I Love This Car. — i love this car. she is the one on the right. If i decide to go for a drive and get out on the higwa...

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

175
Kevin 1999 Buick Riviera Supercharged Coupe FWDReview:

Good Luck Finding 1! — Great car owned it for 3 years and it is always reliable and it will beat most of the cras on the st...

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

145
DPressler writes:
Handling Ranked 1999 Cadillac Eldorado worse.
"Aerodynamics I guess"
Looks/Style Ranked 1999 Cadillac Eldorado worse.
"aerodynamics look at the higher end coupes of today 2017 designs 95-99 Rivieras were ahead of their time they should have put the supercharged V8 as proposed."
2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
DeltaDrifter writes:
Very good power, but kinda heavy & priced too high.
245
Remo 2002 Mercury Cougar Hatchback FWDReview:

The Cougar — it is a good car and very good commuter does well on long trips to work and high miles bought mine...

Primary Use: Commuting to work

35
Each 2002 Mercury Cougar Hatchback FWDReview:

My Tricked Out Mercury Cougar — I had the 4 cylinder instead of the V6 but I couldn't find the V6 in a 5 speed and I didn't want an ...

Specs

1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD
Powertrain 4-Speed Automatic 5-Speed Manual
Drivetrain
FWD
FWD
Fuel Economy, City
16 MPG
21 MPG
Fuel Economy, Highway
25 MPG
31 MPG
Fuel Tank Volume 18 gal 15 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
240 hp @ 5,200 RPM
125 hp @ 5,500 RPM
Torque
280 lb-ft @ 3,600 RPM
130 lb-ft @ 4,000 RPM
Cylinders
6 cylinders
4 cylinders
Compression Ratio
8.5:1
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Displacement
3,800 cc
2,000 cc
Bore x Stroke
3.8 in x 3.4 in
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Safety
ABS Brakes Standard --
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Side Driver -- 3 stars
Side Rear Passenger -- 3 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Sunroof/Moonroof Optional Optional
Leather Seats Standard --
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
CD Changer Optional Optional
Cassette Player Standard Optional
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 5 seats 4 seats
Front Legroom 42.6 in 42.6 in
Back Legroom 37.1 in 33.2 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 17.4 cu ft 14.5 cu ft
Standard Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 1,000 lbs 1,000 lbs
Exterior
Length 207.2 in 185 in
Width 75 in 69.6 in
Height 54.6 in 52.2 in
Wheelbase 113.8 in 106.4 in

Available Options

1999 Buick Riviera
Supercharged Coupe FWD
2002 Mercury Cougar
Hatchback FWD

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