Used Ford Cougar (1998 - 2002) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 12 Apr 2013
3.5
Front-wheel-drive Cougar is built on the underpinnings of the excellent Mondeo which ensures it is good to drive and compared to many coupes, has a reasonably generous amount of space. It's great value on the used market, even if its looks aren't as impressive as they once were but we'd have to point out that the Mondeo V6 has the same chassis and engine, even more practicality and is even cheaper to buy.

Ford Cougar (98-02)
Looks stylish, handles well
Lumpy low-speed ride

New price range:

£19,840 - £21,840

Used price range:

£366 - £1,559

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Front-wheel-drive Cougar is built on the underpinnings of the excellent Mondeo which ensures it is good to drive and compared to many coupes, has a reasonably generous amount of space. It's great value on the used market, even if its looks aren't as impressive as they once were but we'd have to point out that the Mondeo V6 has the same chassis and engine, even more practicality and is even cheaper to buy.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

4 out of 5

Comfort

3.5 out of 5

Practicality

3.5 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

2.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

3.5 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

4 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

4 out of 5

What owners say...

 Fuel economy on a 2.5 is incredible. I've got 50 mpg out of it on the motorway!! Yet it can do 140 mph. Which I can vouch for.  

5 out of 5

Alan Watson ,   08 Feb 2015    ... read more

 Fuel economy is good when i try to drive smoothly :). I can fit 3 mountain bikes in the back with the seats folded down and front wheels taken off.. the bikes of course.  

5 out of 5

J Bunney ,   12 Aug 2013    ... read more

 The car is sporty looking, but it sports a huge boot and folding rear seats, and the hatch means that the car can easily carry long loads, if not the bulk of estate cars. The boot swallows and carries...  

4 out of 5

Keith Crossland ,   29 May 2013    ... read more

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