Written on: 02/10/2012
tengo un ford cougar v6.lo compre en el año 2000,este mes cumple 12 añitos.le he puesto el spoiler trasero.las molduras en los laterales de cougar y unas llantas 17,vamos!!,que tiene muy buena pinta.la verdad,no me puedo quejar,es muy fiable,es un coche q anda muy bien,es un coche para pistas.en contra puedo decir que es muy pesado y que si andas con el mucho dentro de ciudad,para arranca,para arranca,traga mucha gasolina.el mantenimiento,al margen de la gasolina,es como un coche... (read more)
Written on: 31/08/2012 by dragonmurphy69 (1 review written)
Got my 2000 cougar in 2012 with just 32k on the clock, i work in the motor trade and drive all the new cars daily and none of them put a smile on my face like my cougar does, so what it only does around 35mpg but for a v6 and the pleasure it gives, who cares, with its nippy 2.5 v6 170bhp and giving a very nice growl mmmmmmmmmmmmm, drive thru essex with one and you have all the girls stuck to it!!! to sum up, its a real drivers car, good steering good brakes, beautiful suspension, looks... (read more)
Written on: 28/06/2011 by cougarkid (1 review written)
This is my third Ford Cougar I started with a 1999 blue 2litre one in 2005 had her 18 months then traded her in for a diesel focus big mistake then in 2010 I got my hands on a 1999 v6 cougar in silver with a dead engine bought an engine but never got round to fitting it as I bought a 2001 v6 Cougar 2 which is a really beautiful car I work in the motor trade so ive had hundreds of cars but this ones stopping with me as I love it so much. (read more)
Written on: 24/04/2011
I have my Couger for 5 year now , it has done 150,000 miles and I have never had a single fault.It is a real drivers car , I took mine to a race day against porshes and astins and it done very well.,
to sum up ive had lots of fast cars pass through my thingers but this is one of the greats. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2011
my ford cougar is far the best car i have drvin ive had loads of cars but this is the best loads off space and i do 41 mpg and 55 on moterway runs like a car should and raws as well very stylish car just love it wot more can i say bye one they are worth the money (read more)
Written on: 14/01/2011
Bought one year ago and have had endless problems, including suspension, leaking boot and flooded passenger footwell, wheel bearings wearing quickly, parts are expensive and hard to come by (here in Ireland, although not much better in uk either) latest problem was with flywheel - cost '1500 inc labour. So have had to scrap the car as this is about the current price of one that works! When it did work it was comfortable but very bad on fuel, approx 18mpg on average but less when in traffic... (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2010
I was looking for a decent kind of motor that fitted my personality and After 3 visits to the same car sales place the big cat tempted me. 24v V6 with a custom chrome rear-split exhaust, it just hooked me in. Just spent £930 getting the front tyres replaced, passenger front-bearing, both front hub/discs and brake pads replaced, 2 bushes, 2 rear brake pads, full service and total check with a blue-fin upgrade for the map. Now she purrs like a dream and with the roar of the K and N air filter... (read more)
Written on: 02/09/2010
Truly amazing car for the money. Bought last November for £2150. 2 owner, 43,594 miles with full history. It's a beautiful, roomy, GT cruiser that eats tarmac with consumate ease. I love driving on long open roads and just driving and driving and driving...! Around town there's nothing better than a summer's day with the windows down, rock n roll blaring from the cd player and just cruising through the traffic to your destination. And of course all of this with a wide appreciative grin. The... (read more)
Written on: 13/06/2010
bought a cougar after being very impressed with a st 24 ,only the cougar was far slower,it turned out to be imrc module not working and only running on 12 valves.i have since fitted a st 200 upper manifold/throttle body and air box but doesnt feel like 200 bhp,next is exhaust.brakes seem very weak and mirrors are poor,cant get any more than 28 mpg driving like a nun.but its a great car just wish it went like the old tatty battered mondeo. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2010
Had my v6 xpack since 2002 got with 43000 miles on now has 122000 miles on and i still love driving it. Have serviced it myself with regular 10000 mile oil and filter change, and its never failed, Changed both track control arms recently for mot. Iam going to keep it for ever motorway cruising is an absolute pleasure, runs bang straight, can get 45mpg at 60mph. (read more)
Written on: 08/02/2010
I have the V6 version with X pack - purchased with 98k for 1400 quid = came with full service, new tyres, pads and an up-rated stainless steel exhaust (worth 400 intial thought there is something wrong her) - bought as a gap filling car, while I choice something boring.
Since done close to 28k motorway miles, in that time a new alternator + it small leak on power steering 40 quid fixed that (this is common and a replacement filter needed).
Bullet proof engineering, reliable, comfortable... (read more)
Written on: 27/01/2010
The Cougar has been utterly reliable, it's not as expensive to run as one would expect from a V6, driven at standard motorway speeds I've seen nearly 40mpg and you really don't need to drive it hard as it has plenty of low and mid-range torque. It will plod along at 30mph in 4th gear, 90 mph is achieved in 5th gear at just below 4,000 rpm, which is only just at the beginning of the main power band.
Running costs are lighter than most equivalent sports/coupe's as the basic car is really a... (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2010
Lovely Coupe still keeps up with modern cars, re . looks etc.
Perfect starter, reliable, brilliant to drive. I still have a smile on my face when I drive it !!! Mines has done 85,000 but doesnt look or feel like it ( Engine Not tired). Would love to upgradde to a Cougar 2, but where are they all !!! LOL
Dont dislike anything about it. Love it. Got my name on it now, cos I love it so much !!! (read more)
Written on: 31/10/2009
I bought my Cougar V6 24v 18 months ago with 50k miles on the clock with service history and only one owner and paid only £1600 for it, although today you can pick them up much cheaper - some going for as little as £850. I have found the Cougar to be a really great drive and lots of fun and ofcourse you get the looks as there are not that many left on the road (not that Ford really marketed them properly). I have had people comment - is it a Jaguar? lol. It's not a boy racres dream, but a... (read more)
Written on: 22/07/2009
My Cougar is the 2.5 V6 X pack 2000 Silver Automatic which I brought 10 months ago with 56K miles on the clock from a second owner. What a lovelly coupe ford have produced - not sure why it was not more popular? Stylish, sexy, robust, spacious, practical and economical comes to mind. Yes it has its weaknesses as many cars do - visibilty when reversing, heavy doors, tiny wing mirrors, special tyres. But the shear drivability (driving experience - if thats a word) of this coupe is amazing -... (read more)
Written on: 03/07/2009 by 54 mercury (1 review written)
we have a 2000 special edition in yellow with 180.000 miles . the Ford Cougar V6 24v car is great , two alt. plus tires, brakes . got. it with 35.000 miles 5 yrs. age 180,000 could not have a better car.. (read more)
Written on: 27/05/2009
I love my Ford Cougar V6 24v. Had it 18 months and will keep it till it dies. Drive is fantastic although a little twitchy around the bends but wider tyres soon sorted that problem. Very very comfy on long drives and the Cougar X heated seats are a dream in the winter. (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2009
Bought my Ford cougar V6 2 years ago 2000 on an X with 33k miles.
Now done 53k miles, only thing i have needed to do is replace the battery, and that went the day the day was in for service. (read more)
Written on: 31/03/2009
ive had my ford cougar 2.5 24v for 4 years not many cars can match this car for what they cost my car now is 9 years old and still in lovely condition. nice to drive sporty looking not bad on fuel large boot space cheap to run never let me down. (read more)
Written on: 08/03/2009 by ronwallwork (1 review written)
I've owned my 2.5L V6 Ford Cougar since April 2001 and still get a tremendous buzz from driving it. It has everything I want from a car...roomy, comfortable and I think that V6 Duratec engine makes such a great roar under full throttle!
Being based on the MkII Mondeo, it shares many of the mechanical parts and so repair costs (not that I've needed many) seem to be reasonable to me. Apart from routine servicing I've only ever had to replace the front brake pads, even the battery and exhaust... (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2009
Been driving my Ford Cougar V6 24v a while now love it to death. Very comfy on long drive's as I do a lot of these. Just had a big service done and WOW the car feels new again and performance well could do with a little more but I'm not complaining. Excellent all round car. Wish parts where cheaper and I love the sound of the engine purrrrrr's just like a cougar should. Just found out that the tyres cost money as long as dont have to change all it wont break the bank lol (read more)
Written on: 17/02/2009 by GIBBO321 (1 review written)
All in all the Ford Cougar V6 24v is a mint nice lookin, smooth drivin car! I would recommend this car to practically anyone for the price they are now, you get a lot for you money! I have just bought my 2.5 V6 manual for £2000 and only has 60K on it. Very pleased with it apart from the fuel consumption (average 25mpg) but only do short journeys really, but what can you expect from a big lump like that! Good points are Leather Seats (heated), Traction Control,Smooth drive,Great looks,... (read more)
Written on: 04/01/2009 by manmaschine79 (1 review written)
The Ford Cougar is a sharp looking car, even 10 years after launch, but the stock items performance doesn't quite match the looks, although the car does respond favourably to some engine modifications, mostly by removing the in-built restrictions that Ford seem to incorporate into their cars, one such example of this is the standard exhaust system which is of poor design and very restrictive and if you are a petrolhead who likes to hear the musical qualities that an engine type such as the... (read more)
Written on: 25/12/2008 by shavedave (1 review written)
Just brought a w reg couger love it had mondeo's in past but this is the by far.
Good all round car loads of space very comfy to drive should have got one sooner.
Just one issue - now and then will turnover but won't fire can anyone help if I leave it for 20 mins put the throttle flat to the floor it will start seems to me it floods has anybody got any ideas? (read more)
Written on: 07/08/2008
Internal size excellent. Boot space can be enormous. Ride is excellent. It is an American grand tourer front seating is superb, rear is better than an Audi TT. If Ford had produced a mkII I'd have one. Mine is V reg & we bought it before it was 12 months old from Fords of Winsford. It is the X pack and being a second car has only done 32k. I keep looking for a possible replacement and its generally a desert out there. (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2008
I bought my 99 Ford Cougar last month and have loved driving it, I would say that they make good value for money and do reasonable mpg. My last car was a Mondeo so I am familiar with Ford. My Mondeo was the most relieble car I ever owned 181k and I hope to get the same from my cougar. I have only owned it a short time but am pleased none the less. (read more)
Written on: 09/07/2008 by anglia105e (1 review written)
I've had the Ford Cougar for 18 months and joining the Cougar Owners Club has given acess to everything that you could possibly want to know to keep the car in tip top condition. I've a minor "glitch" where the speedo needle "wanders around the dial" from time to time but otherwise this is the best car that I've owned for many years. Mines done 75K miles on a T plate. I'm looking for a younger one with a Sun Roof and Rear Parking Sensors. (read more)
Written on: 16/06/2008 by arwatson1 (1 review written)
Owned the Ford Cougar V6 for almost a year now and it has proved to be an extremely reliable car at the same time as being one of the most enjoyable I have ever driven. (read more)
Written on: 04/04/2008
Had a year now, good response from the 2.5 v6, torque is fantastic you can cruise at 15mph in 5th and still pull away, 0-60 just over 7 secs. Only prob you get is a noise in cold weather for the first few minutes when you let the revs drop to tic over, this is known as "moosing" but it doesn't damage the car, it is the IAC (Idle Air Controller) valve. Go for the X-pack, I have slightly modded mine, uprated sports brakes, got rid of the 2ft long aerial for a silver stubby 1, and added a... (read more)
Written on: 23/03/2008
The look, the feel I have one love it to the max...If you have the money just go buy one you will love it - I call mine MOONDUST.. (read more)
Written on: 05/03/2008 by d11dtr (1 review written)
Love my Cougar. Wish they would of carried on making them. They would be top lookers on the road. (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2008
Only had this a little while and absolutely love it. Wasn't looking for one and nearly brought a BMW318IS coupe. Even made an offer and walked away waiting for a call. Then spotted the Cougar in a local garage really cheap. Phoned a mate whose a car fanatic and he convinced me over the phone. I'm not really a car nut, but this thing has turned me on. Took it for a drive and was blown away with everything about it. Read a lot of reviews and can't find too much negative said about the V6 2.5L... (read more)
Written on: 06/12/2007 by John213 (1 review written)
Ford Cougar V6 24v is Fast, looks great sounds great! feels important. Very nice car all in all and with a supercharger possibly one of the best! There a lots of high mile ones out there. (read more)
Written on: 27/11/2007 by andypandyv6 (1 review written)
The Ford Cougar is an amazing car - buy one and you will feel cool and will look cool. (read more)
Written on: 07/11/2007 by tony 38golf (1 review written)
I have had my Ford cougar V6 24v 1 year only. I was put off by some quotes for tyres but I have just put two 205 55 / r16 tyres on the same axle which cost 45 quid each instead of 75 quid plus, which I had been offered before
Written on: 07/05/2007 by Ianb62 (1 review written)
I did have a V6 Mondeo Ghia X before it went bang (Head Gasket), so I knew what the V6 would be like. My Cougar is an Auto so very smooth with the V6 and really nice to drive. I like the looks, it means you can have a family size car that is a bit different. The boot is huge, more so with the rear seats down.
The auto has an overdrive box and 70 MPH is only 2,500 RPM, so it is really only just ticking over, and accelerates well at any speed due to the excellent torque of the engine. You can... (read more)
Written on: 17/04/2007 by cougar07 (1 review written)
For a dated car the Ford Cougar V6 24v can still get away with it. I've had my 2.5 for just over a year now and continue to enjoy the car. I like to think of it as a powerful cruiser with something under the bonnet when you need it. Likes a drink but what do you expect from a V6. Overall, a lovely motor which has been sadly overlooked. Cougar owners can relate I'm sure............... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2007 by lee atkinson (3 reviews written)
Nice car for the money paid. Very practical and reliant, but don't let dealers/owners deceive you into thinking this car is economical - this car likes to drink petrol and will keep you poor. This car is also rare, so rare to me equals rare parts, even though other parts will be cheap, and finally this is the car your dad really wants - this car turns heads. (read more)
Written on: 10/02/2007 by lee atkinson (3 reviews written)
The Ford Cougar V6 24v is OK for a family man, or someone who is thinking in terms of becoming Captain Sensible, but I am used to Mazda MX6 Celica etc. and this car for performance came nowhere near, despite the 2.5 V6 engine. (read more)
Written on: 10/07/2006 by Debby Larkings (1 review written)
Love my Ford Cougar V6 24v totally except not knowing whether they have a problem with their water pumps or coolant leaks. Other that this little problem, every thing is fantastic. Looks, handling, comfort, fuel economy as I do about 50,000kms per year. Love my car! (read more)
Written on: 04/07/2006 by S Graham (1 review written)
I normally change my cars every year or so but so far there has been no other car that has attracted me. My Ford Cougar V6 still looks immaculate - Great seating postiion - Huge boot - Fully loaded Insurance £390 pa MOT & Service £150 pa. Where can I get low cost decent tyres? (read more)
Written on: 29/04/2006 by louise85 (1 review written)
I have had my Ford Cougar V6 for 8 months now. I must say I am very pleased with it. Sounds absolutely brilliant, always turns heads at traffic lights! A lovely fast car, and isn't bad at drinking petrol. (read more)
Written on: 14/12/2005 by jeffro (1 review written)
I've had my Ford Cougar for about 6 months and absolutely love it. If you're looking to race every car on the road then this isn't the car for you - buy an RS. This is a luxury car that has enough power to enjoy the roads with (0-60 in about 8sec - top speed 140+ mph). These cars are very good and cheap second hand cars that are usually well looked after. the V6 is the one to have out of the two engine types. Without listing every single aspect of the Cougar its hard to get a feel for how... (read more)
Written on: 07/10/2005 by mycougar (1 review written)
I Have only had my Ford Cougar for one month, and I have done over a 1000 miles. It's a dream to drive.
My brother had one and I always wanted one. It's a real good second hand car to buy for all the extras you get, and the looks too! The consumption is not bad either, for a car of its size.
A lot of people would complain about the size of the back seats, but who buys a car like this and cares about the back seats? I will never be in the back of mine that's for sure!
Leather seats, Air... (read more)
Written on: 19/09/2005 by gavin666 (1 review written)
Although like parking a bus the Ford Cougar V6 24v is amazing.I was looking at FTO's etc until I was shown a Cougar, let me say now there is no comparison.The FTO has the interior of a plastic toy box plus all are imports and have been played with! Fuel economy is suprising for a car this big , yet get it on the motorway to Luton at 100 mph and she drinks!! not that I'd know.
I have been told getting out of the back seats is a pain but then again when will I ever do that. The drivers seat is... (read more)
Written on: 17/05/2005 by Tonka (1 review written)
I've had my 2.5 V6 X-Pack Ford Cougar for 3 months and have nothing but good things to say about its build quality, ride and economy. Its looks are an aquired taste, although for a Ford it does turn heads!
I do a lot of mileage (Urban and Motorway) and have found this car to have faultless 30mph+ drive qualities. It will pull all the way to 140 with ease and silence (so i've been told).
One gripe would be the low speed drive quality. Below 30 the car clunks and echoes, mainly from the rear... (read more)
Written on: 16/05/2005 by Ollsbols (14 reviews written)
Owned the Ford Cougar V6 24v car for over a year after selling my Puma. Whilst I would say it is not as much fun as the Puma to drive it is a totaly different car. Much more refined and comfortable (a grown ups car my father said). I arrive at work feeling good, refreshed and un-hurried.
Consumption for me is about 35mpg and I average about 27mph (yes I am in the South East). Although on a long motorway jouney that can get up to 38-39mpg. Servicing is about £125 a go. More for a... (read more)
Written on: 05/04/2005 by abbeycamuk (1 review written)
Just made my last payment on my Ford Cougar V6 24v Sports Car and have no intentions of trading it in. I do a 10 mile countryside drive to work and couldn't imagine having more fun than in my Cougar. The V6 engine has a brilliant sound and you can happily turn the radio off and just listen... Every time I see my Cougar I just smile. It was cheap to buy, extremely cheap to maintain (no major repairs in 3 years but tyres a bit tough to find although last set only £52 per corner), not that... (read more)
Written on: 01/02/2005 by scottna (1 review written)
I said i'd never have a Ford, then one turned up with a woman I was seeing. The Ford Cougar V6 24v has nice sporty performance, genuine 4 seater if a tad cramped in the back, generous boot space. Good acceleration and top speed circa 140mph (not in the UK honest Guv), invites you to throw it around which it loves. (read more)
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