How is the latest Cougar at all related to the probe? They shared platforms with the ford contour and mercury mystic...NiteFire said:Considering they are really a third gen ford probe, do they get the same respect here, and the other ones?
now thats an idea, most of the 99's+ that i see go by me with some dip in it with the chair ghetto leaned and his hat on sideways, and the "muffler" is making a horrible loud fart sound, heck one near my house has a dual chrome fart maker... . but they are kinda fun to drive with a stick.... not that i would buy one.FordMan77 said:maybe if someone crammed at 4.6L in one, or a 3.8SC, and converted it to rear-drive, then maybe..... Sleeper?
NiteFire said:they are related to the probe as it was going to be the 1998 model, until they discontinued it, and gave the car design to mercury. It has the 2.0 4 banger, and the 2.5 V6, that was to continue the Probe line
And the bloated underpowered MN-12 isn't an injustice to the Cougar name? My dad thinks anything less than 400 cubic inches doesn't count as a real V-8 and our stock 16 second quartermiles are laughable for a 'performance' car... but, hey at least it isn't FWD...fast Ed N said:99 - 02 Cougars should not have been called Cougars, the name should have been 'Probe II'.
Naming those cars as a Cougar does injustice to real ones like my 68.