Saw the "New Edge" Cougar in several magazines. Liked its lines and that it was American!
May 20, 1998. Asked to see/drive the car at Boulevard Lincoln-Mercury in Lewis, Delaware. They had only one there, driven over from Georgetown. It was black. I really loved it. Nice test drive. Only one in Delaware because Boulevard had the car from yearly car show in Ocean City. I saw it there several times. Bill Cook stumbled into town and really liked it, too. I bought it on May 22, 1998, for $20,469, no money down, 7.75% financing for 60 months with no prepayment penalty! $413 per month. 101 miles.
VIN number 1CWFT61LXX5 – 605324. Made in Flat Rock, Michigan by Americans.
Two-door, black hatchback, 2.5L EFI DOHC 24 valve V6, 170 hp, automatic, four wheel disc brakes, 16" polished wheels, low profile tires: 215/50 16, CD, automatic alarm, projector beams, CFC free AC, speed control, leather steering wheel, trip/temperature computer, one touch down driver's window, air filtration, tilt steering wheel and sunroof. (No owner's manual! Someone copped it at the car show!)
---Wow! I love it.
It is so different than the Lincoln. It is great having a new car. Faster, great styling, excellent lines, watertight, not needing parts! (I will miss the Lincoln though.)
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