Ford Cougar 2.5 V6 24V 3dr coupe

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  1. Parrot Hosting

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    I'm thinking of buying one 2nd hand... ex directors motor - immaculate! ... anyone ever had one? pluses/minuses???
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  2. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Nope, never had one, don't know anyone who has - they weren't a seller.
    Buy one and let us know what it's like.
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  3. wilwong1971

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    Funny enough my engineering director had one. Good looking motor and the 2.5 V6 sounds good, he did say that fuel consumption was good for engine size and nice and quiet on motorways.
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2011 By: wilwong1971 Member since: Jul 13, 2011
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  4. Parrot Hosting

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    I am going to look at one tomorrow, immaculate, 60k miles on the clock - I think I might be driving it back home... :D
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  5. mobyme

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    Pay peanuts for it because the resale value is next to nothing; don't know why other than they just never caught the public imagination.
     
    Posted: Aug 27, 2011 By: mobyme Member since: Jan 12, 2004
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    Its a stunning, simply stunning, motor for the money. Jet black and automatic and equates to any of the Mercedes I have owned. Very understated but stylish motor with immaculate coachwork and inside is designed around the young executive/director and is definitely a step up for Ford.

    The car has everything except an integrated SatNav but, I will be getting one of them shortly (decided on a Garmin 1390T). Its a coupe and with the rear seats being very tight you are left with plenty of legroom for the front, and loads of boot space. I got good mpg (30+) on the drive back and it tells you how many miles you have left in the tank which is based on the way you are driving. The Aircon isn't going to get used much this summer by the looks of things and I haven't worked out all the gizmo's yet.

    I really have no idea why this never took off, its little brother/sister, The Puma was more common but, even that isn't a popular motor.

    I checked prices for stuff like new cambelt £300-£400 which seemed okay, but rear brake pads were £78 whilst the front discs and pads were £378 when they were done a few years back. With only about 64K on the clock and a clean service history I am hoping for some quality driving over the next few years.
     
    Posted: Aug 28, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  7. wilwong1971

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    Sounds like you got a nice motor there. Enjoy! :)
     
    Posted: Aug 28, 2011 By: wilwong1971 Member since: Jul 13, 2011
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  8. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Groovy. An chance of a few pics? Interior particularly.
     
    Posted: Aug 28, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  9. mobyme

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    You don't say how much you paid for it and in the scheme of things it's pretty unimportant.
    You sound made up with it, so just enjoy it for what it is; a brilliant car that should give you years of fun.
     
    Posted: Aug 28, 2011 By: mobyme Member since: Jan 12, 2004
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  10. Parrot Hosting

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    These were the sales pics which are pretty good

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    Posted: Aug 28, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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  11. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Never seen inside one, thanks for that.

    The Fiesta interior let down the Puma. If they had bothered to mould a new dash they could have stopped people realising that it was a rebodied Fiesta.
     
    Posted: Aug 28, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  12. sirearl

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    No cam belt on a cougar ,its a timing chain.:|

    Its a mondeo with a coupe body

    Earl
     
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    Posted: Aug 29, 2011 By: sirearl Member since: Apr 23, 2007
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  13. Lee Jones Jnr

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    Same principle as a lot of coupes then. A more modern Capri perhaps :)
     
    Posted: Aug 29, 2011 By: Lee Jones Jnr Member since: Dec 6, 2009
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  14. Parrot Hosting

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    Yeah, I checked the 2.0 ltr has a cambelt and it was that which gave me the pricing I found out last night that its a chain and generally good for another 40k+ miles. the Duratec engine has about 75% compatability with the Mondeo's ST200 and its built on the same platform as the Mondeo. Thats as far as it goes, I think. :)
     
    Posted: Aug 29, 2011 By: Parrot Hosting Member since: Jan 7, 2011
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