Crapbox Friday: 2001 Mercury Cougar Coupe
Inside Ford HQ 1998: Hey, I’ve got this great idea. We are going to build the ultimate car for the cat ladies. What, not another car designed for 25-35 year old men who think they are magazine editors? Naw. Listen, we are going to build a coupe in Michigan but base it on the the European Mondeo platform. Oh…I like it, a sprinkling of European flavor. But then we don’t sell it as a Ford, we sell it as a Mercury. Mercury?…We still have a Mercury division? Yeah, it’s like Lincoln but different. But here is the best part. We discontinue the entire Mercury lineup in a few years so we don’t need to provide parts support. Oh man, you are gonna make your Paw Paw so proud when you become CEO. I know, right. Now, let’s cancel all of our sedan offerings across the Ford portfolio and figure out how to whore out the iconic Mustang brand name for maximum short term profit. Find this 2001 Mercury Cougar Coupe offered for $3750 in Vallejo, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
From the seller:
2001 mercury cougar coupe
cylinders: 4 cylinders
paint color: black
title status: clean
2001 Mercury Cougar Coupe
2.0L 4 cylinder, Gas Saver
Only 95k miles
5spd Manual transmission shifts perfectly
Black Body in Good condition
Interior charcoal seats in good condition
Brakes and tires are good
Heater and ac works
Clean California Title
Registration June 2023
Smog check done and passed
Price is $3750.00 is the best price
Vin # 1ZWFT603715620498
See a better way to drive something coupy? firstname.lastname@example.org
Didn’t I see somewhere that this thing had exact wheelbase dimensions as Bugatti veyron and someone had made a pretty convincing replica from this a cougar of this year? Well, convincing for Mr Magoo, anyway.
I think this cougar is cool…so sue me.