Gosh I love this car.
I know what you mean. When I totalled my black one, I drove about 20 cars before I blew that off, and bought my Red one.
I passed 222222 miles on the red one a few weeks ago; Since replacing the front stuff, it drives like a new car...and handles so much better than a mustang, that one of the guys I work with traded his Roush in for a Saleen, after a few rides. Dude tried to argue with me that a '9x Cobra had the IRS first...lol.
The Black one is back from the dead (I call him Lazarus), and runs wonderfully. The front swaybar links are starting to rattle, which was the signal for the front rebuild on the Red one...
It's great to own an American car that went 200k on the stock transmission, and will bark third at over 200k...
Red '96 Cougar XR-7 240k mi. '02 4R70W, PST DS : '03 PI engine, 04 maf, 24lb injectors, 2.5" exhaust, '02 4r70w + Jmod, DirtyD0g TC + cooler + 3/8" lines, 255 walbro fp. Alpine system.
Black '96 Cougar XR-7 (Lazarus) 210k mi PI Intake, '02 4R70W, Jmod, PST DS, GrogTune, Konis, Mark LCA+Poly, racecougar Custom Engine Chain, and JL and racecougar Bracing.
Black '97 Tbird Limited Edition, '02 4R70W, 255 walbro, PST DS, PBR Brakes&SS lines, Toicko Blues & Springs, GrogTune.
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