I test drove a 2000 Cougar but ended up with a 2000 Lincoln LS instead. Just wanted a fun car - didn't have any specific requirements. When I was looking they were offering a 2 for 1 deal - buy a Lincoln Blackwood at MSRP and get a free Cougar!
Thanks so much for offering this!
Possibly buying an used Expedition later this week. Any chance on getting a window sticker? Would love to dream about it before seeing it. hahaha
Thanks for the update. I had a sort of similar problem. Driving down the highway and one cylinder cut out. Thought for sure it was a coil. Ended up being a broken valve spring. I sure got lucky that it did not do any other damage. About a 30 minute repair and I was all set.
The engine and manual trans was good in that car. However, that platform was awful for things going wrong. The Contour and Mistake, which is what the Cougar was based, was an engineering nightmare. You don't see too many of those on the road anymore. Nostalgia is one thing, being a masochist is another.