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#4757120 - 05/14/18 04:53 PM Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar
Ddubya Offline


Registered: 09/15/16
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Loc: DFW, TX
I have owned both a 1988 and 1992 Mercury Cougar XR-7, both with a 5.0 V8. Even with all the cool cars I've owned/driven since then, I remember them both (especially the '92) very fondly. I sold that one with 168K on the odometer with nary a problem except for normal maintenance and a small rear main oil leak near the end of its life with me.

If I wanted to buy a car today, new or used less than 5 years old that most closely resembled those cars in style/character/dynamics, what do you think it would be? I have my own opinion, but don't want to color anyone's judgement at this time. Thanks!
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#4757128 - 05/14/18 05:03 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
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Registered: 05/14/12
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Loc: Winchester, Indiana
Chevy SS is the only one Id be comparing from Domestics.

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#4757130 - 05/14/18 05:07 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
mrsilv04 Offline


Registered: 12/08/06
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Loc: Illinois
Wow. I still have an '86 Cougar and a '90 Cougar out in the garage.

I guess I hadn't ever thought about this.
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#4757197 - 05/14/18 06:10 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: mrsilv04]
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Registered: 12/05/09
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Happy birthday, and maybe sell them to the OP. wink
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#4757204 - 05/14/18 06:13 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
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#4757234 - 05/14/18 06:39 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7485
Loc: S California
You want a v8 powered Ford family car...Mustang.

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#4757259 - 05/14/18 07:07 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
hemitruck Offline


Registered: 03/18/11
Posts: 386
Loc: new jersey
Agree, the mustang would be the closest.!

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#4757276 - 05/14/18 07:25 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
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Registered: 12/31/16
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Mustang, Challenger... Hyundai Genesis G90 5.0
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#4757315 - 05/14/18 07:42 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
CT8 Offline


Registered: 10/09/14
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The Mustang.
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#4757317 - 05/14/18 07:43 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Leo99]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
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Loc: New Jersey
Originally Posted By: Leo99
Dodge Challenger


+1

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#4757331 - 05/14/18 07:55 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: JHZR2]
Bud_One Offline


Registered: 04/19/14
Posts: 1843
Loc: Spring,Texas
Originally Posted By: JHZR2
Originally Posted By: Leo99
Dodge Challenger


+1


+2 , more of a boulevard cruiser than pony car.
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#4757368 - 05/14/18 08:33 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
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Registered: 12/30/06
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I knew people who had Thunderbirds from that era (late 80s) and I can't think of any modern day cars that are comparable. I think of the Thunderbird/Cougar as a luxury coupe.
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#4757411 - 05/14/18 09:05 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
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Registered: 07/11/15
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Loc: New England
Cadillac CTS coupe.

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#4757413 - 05/14/18 09:05 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
eljefino Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 32772
Loc: ME
The camry solara would have been close but they stopped making those a decade back.

A gentleman's coupe, with soft springs etc. A V6 solara could beat any stock 80s Cougar.

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#4757432 - 05/14/18 09:27 PM Re: Closest modern approximation to a Mercury Cougar [Re: Ddubya]
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