Written on: 29/08/2001 by Ode.
Style, performance, fast cornering, sound, equipment.
Rear space, rearward visibility, TOO QUIET!
The Ford Cougar has fantastic style, definitely one of the most eyecatching shapes on the road (especially in black). Great V6 performance and engine note, superb handling on fast sweepers, loads of grip and when you do take too many liberties it lets you drift easily. Plenty of room inside too (in the front). Also excellent headlamps, useful for making the most of empty roads at night!
On the downside, and these are only minor whinges, it could be more economical when taking it easy, I average 27mpg. Needs careful handling in tight corners, you have to remember it is a fairly big car. Space in the back a little tight if your passengers are taller than 5'8". The exhaust is too quiet, manufacturers need to let their sports cars sing a little more.
As rated by real users