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Old 09-15-2012, 05:14 PM   #1
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Well, a month or so ago I was looking at getting a very clean zx5 hatch, but just before i went to buy it someone picked her up:/ The good part of the story though is a family friend of ours was selling their '99 cougar for only 1000 bucks, which i just picked up and plated yesterday, my question though is what are some good websites to order parts (internal/external) from? i was lookin to to get a carbon fiber hood as well for the cougar but i cant find one that doesnt seem sketchy(ebay) i did look at extreme dimensions and they had a really nice carbon fiber hatch which i may pick up but id like a hood as well to match. I figured id come to you guys/gals with my question because this is one of the best communities ive been a part of, thanks!


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Old 09-15-2012, 06:06 PM   #2
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Zetec or V6 Cougar?
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Old 09-15-2012, 08:28 PM   #3
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Old 09-16-2012, 02:51 AM   #4
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:14 AM   #5
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that's the first time I learned about this car, looks good on photos.... anyone can tell me why are they so dirt cheap ?
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Old 09-16-2012, 12:00 PM   #6
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i honestly am not too sure why theyre so cheap in general, i got mine for only 1000 bucks, no rust whatsoever, a few dings here and there but i mean, its from '99, it needs some work done under the hood but other then that the interior is almost perfect, im definitely not gonna complain about a thousand dollar car!
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:19 PM   #7
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My ex has a 2001 Cougar. Pain in the ass. When something goes wrong on those cars, about 15 things go wrong at once. She never really had any major issues that I can remember, but there was always something small and annoying that needed to be fixed. And the car was taken care of.

Other than that, they're cool little cars. I hated the placement of the rear view mirror, though. And the windshield isn't very tall. Definitely made for chicks lol.

Really my only complaints.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:21 PM   #8
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they are cheap because they arent very popular. werent when they came out. kinda sad. i though t they were cool looking.
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Old 09-16-2012, 03:24 PM   #9
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ya I googled around and the reliability seems to be the reason for the low price.
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Be wary of the V6 versions as sometimes the head gaskets on that 2.5 Duratec were a PITA to work on.
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