Saturday, March 26, 2011


1999 MERCURY COUGAR (1998-2004)

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.)



bobc said...

The cougar designers never figured out what they wanted this model to be. It went from sports car to sedan and back again. Yours is a beauty.

Don Voth said...

It's true. What finally came out was sweet though.