Convenient storage spaces around the cockpit and a sedan-sized trunk under the rear hatch show that the Cougar's striking form has not overshadowed function. FuelTypeFilter selectedFuelTypeList, null ; fuelTypeFilter. To bring the exterior closer in line with the larger Marquis, the Cougar adopted a nearly square radiator-style grille; in place of hidden headlamps, the Cougar adopted four square headlamps. I conducted a websearch and found a website which contained many other owners of 99 Cougar experiencing the exact same problem, even at the same approx. I own a 1999, and it's been in the family since it was new. The mid-size Cougar was offered with its own powertrain lineup.
We were able to drive the car in for service. This review appeared without any response from the seller and directly influenced my decision to continue to work with this dealer. While marketed in Europe and Australia under the Ford brand, the eighth-generation Mercury Cougar was the first Mercury car since the 1991—1994 Mercury Capri sold without a direct Ford model equivalent in North America. An exception was the 30,000-mile service, which included a general diagnostic inspection, an air filter, a cabin air filter, and a fuel filter. It has given me many years of excellence. If a loss of vacuum occurred, the doors would retract up so that the headlights were visible if the system should fail. Damaged parts will be retained for future inspection if needed.
I would buy another one if I had they still made it. To my very unfortunate news, the transmission has went out in my car. Also, it's good for one use only. I bought it used and it has now 98000 miles cause I drive out of state. I also don't like the fact that the oxygen sensors have to be replaced after about four years though this is common on many cars dues to the emission controls. For the next three generations, the Cougar coupe and Thunderbird became model counterparts until the end of the 1997 model year. However the manual transmission version of the car, when given enough road, was capable of reaching speeds of around 145.
If it dies, though, I may just have to buy another one. The fourth generation is the best-selling version of the Cougar; with 1978 as the top-selling year for the entire model line. See product for application and installation details. With the exception of one March morning a year ago, at 8311 miles when it refused to start--a wiring problem in the starter circuit, rectified by Apollo Lincoln Mercury in Ann Arbor without charge--the Cougar's service life was uneventful. The Cougar was magazine's for 1967. I was very tired from working a 12 hour shift and had to wait 2 hours for someone to come and get me. For 1996, the Cougar received a major restyling sharing its entire front fascia with the Ford Thunderbird except for the front bumper cover and grille.
The squeak from the back is awful, and the engine hangs onto revs as though it has a two-ton flywheel. For the most part, the car has been pretty good. A Mercury Cougar was the winner of the 1976 Daytona 500. Other teams, including , would continue to race this generation of Cougar in through the 1980 season. Yet the last generation of Cougars was quite unique, and any long-term reliability assessments of it rated it above average in almost all categories except for a tendency for either fuel or water pumps failing prematurely. A facelift in 1971 did away with the hidden headlights and hidden wipers were adopted. For 1985, the interior underwent a complete redesign, with new door panels and dashboard; a redesigned rear seat expanded seating capacity to five passengers four passengers with full-length console.
The 1967 Cougar, with the internal code T-7, went on sale September 30, 1966. An automatic transmission and power front disc brakes became standard, though a 4-speed manual transmission was still available as a rarely ordered option. While retaining a common chassis, a primary objective for designers was to maximize the visual differentiation between the Thunderbird and Cougar. Although the Cougar was no longer a novelty when the odometer finally ticked past 40,000 miles, from beginning to end the logbook was full of notes reporting covetous stares, particularly from young women. A 210 hp 157 kW 302 cu in 4. Without the Mercury brand in Europe and Australia, Ford marketed the Cougar as the Ford Cougar through and from 1999 to 2002. It was available on any hardtop Cougar, but rarely ordered on early cars.
I just bought this car 5 months ago. During its production, the Cougar was assembled at the part of the in from 1967 to 1973, from 1968 into early 1969, from 1974 to 1997, and at from 1999 to 2002. I have not had the problem in over 4 years. The new Cougar paid homage to its smaller predecessor with a three-piece grille up front, topped by a new hood ornament which featured the Jaguar-like silhouette of a creeping Cougar. It's a fairly compact car, and it looks like it wouldn't hold much. As part of the model shift, the replaced the slow-selling Ford Elite. It died when I got there and they were closed, so I had to jump it and move to a safe location to leave overnight.
Ultimately, Mercury lost the championship to Ford by two points. A 290 hp 216 kW 351 Windsor V8 was also added to the engine lineup. I got in it, started it, and put it in reverse, and it didn't go. Good mileage, handles great, very few problems. Other changes included revised tail light bezels, new front bumper and front fender extensions, and larger, recessed side markers.
At its 1989 debut, the Cougar was marketed largely as the flagship coupe of the Mercury division. Tail lights still spanned the entire rear of the car and retained vertical chrome dividers, but were now concave rather than convex. As market demand shifted away from large two-door coupes, the Mercury Cougar and Ford Thunderbird were discontinued after the 1997 model year, with the final example produced on September 4, 1997. The bubbly taillights and the angular grille are neat, and this car definitely stands out in a crowd. Compared to the 1967 version, the 1975 version weighed a full 1,000 lb 450 kg more. Décor interior and performance suspension were available for the Sports Special, as were any of the optional Cougar engines, other than the Boss 302. No one can figure out why but having gone through 3 alternators I'm sorry to say it's time to move on.