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Old 05-17-2001, 23:17   #1 (permalink)
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FTE Cougar

Our dealership got in a Ford Cougar today..

I had the pleasure of taking it for a drive.

Very responsive little 2.5L V6 and it has got one SWEET exhaust note.....

Very very nice car.... The build quality is much better than falcon.

Has anyone else driven one?
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No they aren't my type of car but that limited edition thing, I liked that. You know the one with that spring manufacturer behind it!
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Yeah I attempted to get into one the other day!

Ever seen a bloke 6foot 7 22 stone try to fit into a car designed around 5 foot midget at 11 stone

I think the crane helped me get out!!!!
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Sounds like the perfect car for me!!!!!!!!!
- Thats if I can see over the dash.:(
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Yes! the roof is very low!! I had to bend my neck so i could look over my shoulder when reversing, otherwise my head would hit the roof..

The roof needs to be higher!!!

HSE2: do you mean Couger Eibach limited edition?
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No they aren't my type of car but that limited edition thing, I liked that. You know the one with that spring manufacturer behind it!
You mean the eiback cougar?
or is that eibach?
one or the other
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Yes that is the one eibach. I like it anyway but I wouldn't own it
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I've driven one! well cuz my mum owns one which is sweet. Personally i think its an awesome car to drive but it could do with a little bit more power and the seats are ****ing uncomfortable.. although i do enjoy the heated leather seats!. hehe yeah i recommend anyone looking for a good 2-coupe with the money to spend - Get one! or atleast consider it.. :p :p
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Yeah i sat in one at the motor show, it felt ok but abit tight on head room(me 6 foot, well almost, 5 11 and 1/2 grrrrrrrrrrrrr).:( :(

The look of the car is nice, particularly the front lights, interior is very nice as well. But i wouldn't own one, i'd rather own XR6 for same price.
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Definately one of the best looking FWD coupes on the market when compared to the Celica, Prelude, Integra (new one) Hyundai etc Its a pity it doesnt have the motor that was in the SVT Contour, 150Kw 2.5L V6 which would be good for low 15 or better.
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