This 2000 Mercury Cougar is a low-mileage one-owner car that's
loaded with the best features and offered for a value price. It's
the kind of young classic that offers a nice balance of modern
driving dynamics in a premium package.
The Mercury name was all about adding an extra level of luxury
without reaching a Lincoln level of plushness. And this
final-generation Cougar seemed to represent that perfectly. After
all, Lincoln would never have anything that looked this sleekly
aggressive on its lot, but the subtle crease in the hood and sides
give this a more thoughtful presentation than the average
mainstream coupe. It's a similar feeling to the Dark Tourmaline
paint. It has a deep tone for a sophisticated style, and there's
even a full pinstripe. But the metallic element lets it pop with a
touch of rebellion. This example has averaged under 3,400 miles
annually and has been one-owner care. So it makes for a coupe where
the original finish still knows how to have an attractive shine.
Smoked headlamps, 16-inch alloys, and a well-integrated spoiler are
all part of a distinct style that was absolutely made to be
The gray interior looks good against the exterior green, and the
perforated upholstery looks European-inspired. It's loaded with a
luxury level of features that includes power windows, power locks,
keyless entry/alarm, dual airbags, ABS, a tilt column, electric
rear defogger, cruise control, an AM/FM/CD stereo, and cold-blowing
air conditioning. There are thoughtful details like the classic
Cougar badge embedded in the sculpted doors. Another way this one
proves it's a Mercury is with the rear seats. They are tight but
still far more comfortable with the individual bucket seat style.
And you even have a trunk that is ready for a week's worth of bags.
So it's thoughtfully useful compared to most other sports cars.
Under the hood is the optional 2.5-liter fuel-injected motor. It
was nice to upgrade to the V6 because you got a multi-valve motor
that also had a hardy reputation. It makes for the right mix of
sporty get-up-and-go when you want it, and then it also nicely
settles into easy cruising comfort when you just want a proper
Mercury. The same goes for the four-speed automatic transmission
with highway-friendly overdrive. Four-wheel power disc brakes,
power steering, and fully independent suspension are also there to
deliver a quality and nimble feeling on the road.
The sale comes complete with maintenance records and the owner's
manual. This is premium Mercury features in a sporty and fun
package. So at a price like this, you don't want to miss this deal.
2000 Mercury Cougar
Exterior Color:Dark Tourmaline Metallic
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