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Old 11-09-2006, 06:29 PM   #21
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I remember the Paseo well! I had the papers drawn up on one and everything "back in the day". Backed out due to insurance issues with me and also where I'd be purchasing it - American specs in Germany = pay shipping back to US when I had to come back. That would of tagged on an additional $1500 to the price. That was an extra $1500 I didn't want to part with.

I have a few friends with Cougars - each has mixed feelings........

I forgot about the small CRX like window on the MX-3. Actually I never even got around to getting a CRX. Back in 1987 when I was in high school I was so bent on getting one I even bought the new rims first, they were originally on my aunt's CRX but it got totaled - she parked it at the top of a hill without the parking brake and there was lake at the bottom of the hill.

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I had a friend with an MX-3, it was an OK little car, but his was not the best example. I think they were sold elsewhere (not in the US) with a SMALL V6 as an option tho?
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Yeah they come with a dohc 4. Or optional 6.


Trecel is where its at. Less cool and better mpg then the paseo.
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Old 11-10-2006, 06:48 AM   #24
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Yeah they come with a dohc 4. Or optional 6.


Trecel is where its at. Less cool and better mpg then the paseo.

I LOVE Tercels! Had 4 of them, 87-88-89 AND my favorite.......a CHERRY condition '84 4WD wagon, that car was the turning point for wagons and me. It was just such a darn practical car, got great mileage, was CHEAP (I paid $100 for it! ) and had the 4WD for those snowy/slushy days when everyone elses car wouldn't/couldn't make to work I would carpool everyone in because that thing would go absolutely anywhere. Out of the dozens of mucslecars/classic cars and sports cars I've owned that one ranks up there with my favorites. I wish I could find another excellent example but they are few and far between - you just don't see nice ones.
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Old 11-10-2006, 07:03 AM   #25
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Mx-3 V-6

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I had a friend with an MX-3, it was an OK little car, but his was not the best example. I think they were sold elsewhere (not in the US) with a SMALL V6 as an option tho?
Yes, the V-6 MX-3 was sold in the U.S. -- when I autocrossed it was in the same class as my 1999 Civic Si 1.6L. In stock condition the outside rear wheel would lift off of the ground. I had no chance nor experience

Ah yes, the Terkle -- bulletproof, efficient, nondescript. That might be a good find...

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Old 11-10-2006, 08:52 AM   #26
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My friend is all about the V6 MX3...He's done the KLZE swap.
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Spule 4 -

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Ford Mondeo/Contour platform.

I have actually ridden in one of the mythical 4 cylinder automatic cars, a Ford exec I know was "gvien" one, what a perk.....
Too bad about the platform. Maybe a Mazda MX-3 platform would have been more reliable. Your "mythical 4 cylinder auto" sentence made me do some wikipedia searching and now I see that the Cougar was part of the "New Edge" design philosophy (exemplified in the Focus, but has since been s**t-canned at Ford).

Oh well, I still love the design. If I were super-rich I would get one, gut as much weight as possible (2900 lbs my a**!!!!!), and turn it into a special "GS" model, if you mean what I know, speak to so .

More Cougar stuff :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mercury...9.E2.80.931997
http://www.newcougar.org/

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