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Ive got a pickle 4 an arm
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since you mentioned the cougar.....

i'm glad i'm not the only one that noticed we get shit for cars over here, as far as the real power pushers go. it probably relates to insurance and emissions issues.

in the U.S the Ford/Mercury Cougar, is dying if not already axed like i heard. i think that can be blamed on their marketing issues. if you look at the web site, the car was marketed towards women more then anything. i'm sure that hurt sales. i don't know of any guy who wants to admit they have a "french blue" car. only to be made fun of by his friends. and the latest restyling looks less agressive. the "special editions" look ugly especially the wheels. i like the origional 99 cougar front bumper more then the new one. the wheels look too small, but i loved the interior. it is one of those love or hate designs though.

Personally the Cougar is an underdog. there are practically no cougars in my aera, and the dealer rarely has any to show off. the car was reviewd to be a good handler, and spirited engine(V6). i havn't driven one in a long while, but they got rave reviews at its introduction. if Mercury got their shit in order, and played their cards right, got the Ford head designer on it, (the guy who brought us the new beetle, the Bullet mustang, the Mach 1 Mustang, the new thunderbird, and i'm not sure but i think he had a hand in the Audi TT, before going to Ford it would make sense: bettle Vs. Audi TT. pretty much the same car. and the soon go come GT40. no he didn't design it, but i'm sure he had a hand in its project and greenlight to production) well the cougar could be the new american bad ass pocket rocket. or should i say the ONLY american bad ass pocket rocket. certainlly chevy or saturn can't claim that one. and dodge? well every one knows the neons break down before 50k. dodge trannys suck. plus they use all mitsu engines, which suck.

I certainly wouldn't mind adding the cougar in my garage next to my Nissan and BMW. (in my dreams as of right now of course. he he)

ok i'm done.
 
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Even the V6 Cougars are dog slow, they run mid 16s at best. Any stock SE-R will hand a V6 Cougar its ass. The whole state of affairs is sad... even the American car companies have better cars in other countries than they do here. Cosworth Escort anybody?
 

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Ive got a pickle 4 an arm
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yea, and the cougar being one of them. even though its the same dam car! i gotta admit 170hp out of a Dohc 2.5 V6 isnt that great. i would expect close to 200.

then again our new Se-r is practically the same. though i read in SCC that the exhaust is holding back up to 20hp.

hell even the Zx2 was supposed to be the sport escort. but i heard it was governed so low, that it wasn't even worth it. i don't know what they have for power ratings, but i'm sure its not much better then the regular model.

the Big 3 is stuck in a rut. i still love the V8's! but its about time get get with the program with the 4s. maybe they arn't so they can give the v8's that much more marketing power.
 

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I've seen one around here with dual exhaust, gauges and slammed to the deck. I've never seen it move so I guess it's broke or something to that effect. And I asked myself why bother even ricing out a car like that when it look like it was made for a woman. No more cougars, please.
 

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Carefull what you say, there are women racers out there. i'd love to see a woman with a hot rod Cougar. if thats what they want to build up, then great!
 

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This in no way an attempt to bash women drivers, though I do have an issue with women, SUV's, cell phones and small children. Mind you, my girlfriend's B12 is the one I drive around for fun, but who would think that's a woman's car? The cougar just looks to be built for the feminine species in mind. Just my 2 cents...
 

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boost_boy said:
This in no way an attempt to bash women drivers, though I do have an issue with women, SUV's, cell phones and small children.
lol... for me its just anyone with cellphones while driving period. and old ladies who can't see over the steering wheel, and have their face 2 inches away from the airbag.
 

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and old ladies who can't see over the steering wheel, and have their face 2 inches aw

Ouch!! That can be a nasty thing:D
 
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