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Old 12-20-2001, 20:36   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone driven a cougar?

Anyone driven one of these, they look okay but something about them isn't quite right.

It's like an almost-sportscar from ford.

I reckon they would be good if they had about 25-30kw more power and about 10K cheaper.

Anyone know the sales figures as I wouldn't think anyone would buy tham at the 40K asking price when there are better cars out there ie WRX, 200sx,clio sport - the list is pretty long and distinguished.
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I'd suggest Mr Flint has.

I agree they need more power, say around 175kw.:s6:
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I test drove one...priced here for about 18k, which is about 39k where you guys are...not too bad of a ride...liked the 5 speed v6 version. Is it labeled as Mercury there? or Ford?
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I really like the looks of that sports pack cougar!

but alas another car this 6 foot 7 21 stone hunk carnt fit into!!!!!:crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1:
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There are better cars
clio sport 172 = as fast, better handling better value 6 speed
wrx = 4wd grip verse FWD? is there a comparison? 6 speed
200sx = rwd, loads of fun 6 speed manuel
Integ type r = some people like em, they look ugly to me..

200sx is roomier too, not roomy, but roomier..
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Yeah, I spent two weeks in a Cougar - and I've got to say I liked it. Sure, they are under powered - but they handle well and are very comfy. I drove from Wollongong to Queensland, stayed a week and come home again. It was very enjoyable.

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The unique & often overlooked thing about the Cougar (aka Third Generation Probe) is that it is a V6. The majority of its so called competition, are relativly high reving 4's.
Like the V6 Probes (although a different V6) this makes for much more comfortable driving for the bulk of the time, particularly around town.
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I really like the looks of that sports pack cougar!

but alas another car this 6 foot 7 21 stone hunk carnt fit into!!!!!:crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1: :crazy1:
As well as the fact that it wouldn't go anywhere with that much person in it as it's not 220Kw. The eibach is supposed to have ridiclously hard suspension and is not really designed for Aussie roads.
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The Eibach is actually not too bad. When I first saw it, it basically sat on the ground so I immediately thought that the ride would be non-existenet comfort-wise. But it's not so bad and the steering is still pretty good.
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