Adam is in the U.S. Navy, stationed in Hawaii. Adam, like many of us, had a car he really and truly loved: a 1969 Mercury Cougar. Unfortunately, Adam had a moment of responsibility/foolishness and sold the car back in 2002 or 2003. Now he wants it back, and needs our help.
Welcome to Found Around Town, where we feature cars we find in a city where interesting ones are rare because everyone drives a Prius or rides a bicycle: Austin, Texas.
Having always driven mechanically dubious trucks, muscle cars and other beaters, I'd always wanted to try something faster and more sophisticated. Lucky for me, I met a cougar who owned a Porsche, and ended up getting to tear ass around L.A. in it, stopping by a $5,000 per plate Bel Air mansion party and Rodney…
There's little doubt that the best thing to do when you're in college is buckle down, study hard, and try to get the best grades possible. For better or worse, I was not one of those focused students at the age of 18.
The sixties are history and so is Ford's once upon a time brand, Mercury. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Cougar lets you relive both - plus it's a stick- but does its price mean it should have stuck in the sixties?
NASCAR's Kurt Busch is a jerk. A jerk with a surprisingly awesome sense of humor. Facing a race at Talladega with no sponsors, he entered it with the Ricky Bobby "ME" paint job from Talladega Nights and quoted the film as he drove in circles.
In 1974 the Mercury Cougar and the Oldsmobile Cutlass were two strong contenders in the midsized luxury class. As this vintage Car and Track comparison shows, what these two cars lacked in performance they made up for with nice interiors and semi-acceptable handling.
Singer and vintage muscle car enthusiast Neko Case is raffling off her '67 Mercury Cougar to benefit the 826 National educational writing group. Questions about the car? Questions about her music? You can ask her, here, tomorrow at 12:00 EST.
The '71-'73 Cougar is the last one you could honestly call a pony car, although its size makes it pretty horsey. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe XR-7 puts its top down, but will its price make you pony up?
After a few years of double-digit annual inflation in the late 1970s, Americans had become accustomed to Malaise Era interest rates. That's why Mercury's offer of a mere 12 percent APR sounded pretty good.
Malaise Era engine power numbers always provide entertainment, especially when you consider that the 134-horse 302 engine was the 1980 Mercury Cougar's optional V8. The standard 255 made 119 horsepower. Meow!
The 1977 Mercury Cougar's a masterpiece of malaise-era bloated excess. What better way to improve upon perfection but by festooning an example with murals of cougars? The answer is there's no better way to improve a 1977 Cougar.
Sure, the 1968 Cougar was really a Mustang with 400 pounds of additional Mercury gingerbread, but just look at it!
First generation Mercury Cougars, that is. With the electric shaver grille. That object on the side of the picture you’re currently not looking at. Hard to say, now, hard to say!
I've been hitting the junkyards quite frequently of late, searching for interesting Cash For Clunkers victims, and some heartbreaking non-clunkers are showing up as well. For example, this Cougar.
Actually, we have no idea what possessed the owner of this Audi R8 to paint a cougar on the hood, so we're just guessing that he needed to learn to to drive with his fear.
Automakers have been turning lately to sexy older women, a.k.a "cougars," to sell their cars. These "spokescougars" appeal to jean short-wearing moms seeking to feel sexy again and men seeking experienced ladies. Our seven favorites below.