I always liked the looks of the Mercury Cougar and so several years ago when our car died we were able to purchase a nice white one for only $1,000. This was several years ago when you actually could get a good car for that much money. We had planned a trip to Alabama, we live in North Carolina and we had a great time on the trip. The car was great and we really enjoyed it. You know it was like having a new toy.
However the next week as I was waiting on traffic to make a left turn into our drive I glanced up into my rear view mirror. I actually could see the expression on the face of the car coming up fast behind me. It was a look of shock, you see she had been looking down at something in the seat next to her. I took my foot off the brake in hopes of being able to get away but it just didn’t happen. She hit my car so hard that the truck popped open and everything in it flew out onto the road then the trunk shut and we had to pry it opened. Also my seat broke so that helped with whip lash because it gave way and I ended in a flat position instead of sitting up. Well, needless to say the car was totaled. However it worked out nicely for us because the book value for the car was $2,500. What an investment but I don’t recommend it.
Several years later when I needed a car we got a red Cougar. It was pretty. We paid a lot more for this one but it was worth it. People say it’s not a good idea to have a red car because they are a target. They might be right. I was going down a little country road and I had the right of way. Again, it was a lady in the other car, she was upset about something and totally ignored the stop sign. I tried to get out of her way but I didn’t make it. She slammed right into my door. Nobody was hurt praise the Lord. She had On Star but didn’t know how to use it. I didn’t have a cell phone but the next person to pull up the inter section did so we called 911 for help. It didn’t take very long for someone to get there. I had also called home so that my husband could come get me. They actually had to use the ‘Jaws of Life’ to get me out of the car. Of course, the frame was bent so that car was also totaled. We didn’t make out so well on the money end this time, we only got half of what we had paid for it but then we had it for a much longer time, several years.
So, that is why my husband won’t allow me to get another Cougar, cause he loves me, isn’t that sweet!