Ford Cougar Review 0

The Ford Cougar was released in 1998 and had its production ended in 2002.

It was known as a vehicle that offered great value for money.  We take a look at what we believe were the car’s best features.

Practicality

Unlike most coupes, the Ford Cougar has a great amount of space. It was basis of the ever practical Ford Mondeo which would certainly help the vehicles practicality credentials.

Costs

The engine and chassis is the same one as the Ford Mondeo V6, making the car fairly cheap to run. At present it can be said that the car offers great value for money in terms of purchase on the second hand car market.

Equipment

There was a great amount of equipment offered as standard with the car. Under the bonnet, the car had a 2.0 litre or a V6 engine available.

List of standard equipment

  • ABS
  • Air conditioning
  • Alarm
  • Alloy wheels
  • Body coloured bumpers
  • Cloth seat trim
  • Driver`s airbag
  • Electric driver`s seat
  • Electric mirrors
  • Electric passenger`s seat
  • Folding rear seats
  • Front electric windows
  • Full size spare wheel
  • Heated mirrors
  • Height adjustable driver’s seat
  • Lumbar support
  • PAS
  • Passenger`s airbag
  • Remote locking
  • Side airbags
  • Sports seats
  • Steering wheel rake adjustment

 

Handling

The handling of the car made it quite enjoyable to drive. The power was distributed brilliantly across the car when the driver went around bends, allowing it to remain completely stable at high speeds.

Performance

The Ford Cougar has good engines to choose from, the 4 cylinder 2.0 litre or the more powerful 2.5 litre V6.

The 2.0 litre was the popular and sensible choice as it offered better economy and was easier to maintain.

The 2.5 V6 engine was for the more enthusiastic driver who enjoys a more thrilling ride. The engine sound when reaching high revs sounds quite good too.

Both choices were available in either a four speed manual or a 5 speed manual transmission.

Model variants offered

2.0 16V 3d
2.5 V6 24V 3d
2.5 V6 24V 3d Auto

The Ford Cougar is a great choice for those of you who want a cheap and fun to drive coupe.