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  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    IMHO all the ground effects ruin the clean lines of the Cat. Also, it looks a little to(how can I say this) teenagerish. Was that politically correct!!!!?????? To each there own I guess!!!!
  • blaneblane Posts: 2,017

    Its interesting to note that whichever company is marketing the Cougar Eliminator Concept kit in post #41 also managed to move the fuel filler door from the passenger's side to the driver's side, judging by the lower lefthand photo.
  • jimbo_gjimbo_g Posts: 53
    They probably juist mirrored the pic.
  • fredlyfredly Posts: 201
    as Jimbo said probably just mirrored it for effect or whatever.
    The company is called Visteon, a part of FORD, actually just announced they are going to be independant of FORD now.
  • dasaint1dasaint1 Posts: 230
    Nice pictures. However, the only item I would like on my Cat would be the hood scoop and only if it's functional.

    The rear spoiler looks too Ri#@boyish. The front spoilers will be eaten up by speed bumps or dips on the road. The side skirt takes away from the lines of the Cougar.

    I wonder how much it'll cost just for the hood scoop.
  • fredlyfredly Posts: 201
    Ok total price(painted) was ~2000 they said on the website,
    so lets break it down some,
    spoiler $450-550
    front lip $250-350
    sides $350-450
    Scoop $150-200

    I think those would be unpainted prices, although I am tempted to get a FX package
    the downsides of these packages will keep me away, (added weight, possible extra drag, and Damage due to PP (Pennsylvania Potholes) and Damage from AutoX'ing Not worth it to me.
    I just have to keep reminding myself of these downsides and I'll be OK.
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    I personally like the Eliminator kit, but I wouldn't get it because the looks do not match the performance. Maybe that sounds crazy, but that's how I feel. If I installed a supercharger, I would consider adding the effects kit.
  • stageleftstageleft Posts: 391
    That makes sense. I thought about getting that kit when it first came out, but I have to agree, I was blinded by the uniqueness early-on. Seeing it now (not in the original two-color gold/green they used at the autoshow) it doesn't look as good to me, but then again I love the stock look of the car very much. I agree about the scoop though, if it's functional I might consider it, although I'm not partial to cutting holes in my cars! :^)

    Take care all.
  • Hi everyone. I'm new to this site. I am considering the purchase of the new 2000 Cougar and noticed that Edmund's indicates there is a $1,000 customer rebate in effect for the Cougar from 4/1 through 7/5/2000. Can anybody tell me if this is a national customer rebate incentive and specifically is it available in my area--Northern Virginia (Washington, DC metro area). Thanks for your help. I have learned quite a lot about the Cougar from the posts on this web site an really appreciate it's existence. It was a big factor that has had a major influence on my decision to go with the Cougar.
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    You should repost your last post in the general CSG topic. This thread is for Cougar modifications. If you click on the "Return to Topics" button, it will take you out to the Clubs Conference area and you will be able to view all of the active CSG topics.

    AKA "Badulah"
    CSG Caretaker
  • dgeminidgemini Posts: 161
    I like you would only consider the scoop...if it was functional.

    I like the way the kitty looks. It looks good without air dams, side skirts, or whatever.

    I just hope my kitty is good to go when it comes from the bodyshop.
  • Hey does anyone know where a guy could find visuals of the "sun and fun" or "sound and fun" packages. The dealer had some literature on them, but no pics. The only mods I can remember are....stylized spoiler, 6 disc in-dash cd changer w/ premium sound, cougar black-out decal in rear window. The "sun and fun" was a bright yellow exterior while the "sound and fun" was either black, silver, or laser red.

    I've also heard of a Raush (sp?) package which is basically ground effects; if I'm remembering correctly.
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    Sun and fun? Where did you hear about this package? I have never heard of it!

    The Roush package can be found at:

    Another kit that mostly consists of visual modifications. The tires and springs are a plus, but not enough to make me run out and purchase it.
  • My salesman informed me of them yesterday. Had just arrived on his desk he said. He didn't have a price on the packages, just a brief description. If he would've had some pics and a price, I would've considered the sound and fun package, but as soon as I heard yellow exterior on sun and fun, I immediately ruled out that package.
  • dasaint1dasaint1 Posts: 230
    I like the way the Cougar looks as it is. If I were to dish out any money, I want some "real" function or performance improvement, and not just cosmetic improvement. Otherwise, I'll just leave the Kitty alone.
  • Dasaint:

    ME TOO! I'd consider giving my cat something functional to boost performance, but I bought the car because I liked how it looked. If it ain't broke...
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    The only way I would add an effects kit is if I installed a supercharger. And even then I would most likely leave the cosmetics alone.

    I have seen a few web sites that feature "Raced" out Cougars. All show and no go. All the effects do is cut down on aerodynamics and add weight. Yeah they look nice (most of them, not all), but they can really damage the existing performance.
  • I'd have to agree with you Rob. I'd prefer more speed to more crapola on the outside, anyway. (is crapola a bad word??) Nitrous, anyone?? >:)
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    I have seen a number of Cougar owners with TONS of crapola applied. Is it wrong for us to poke fun at "Raced" out Cougars and their owners? I can think of one individual I would love to confront about all his crapola (he is not a CSG member, at least not yet). Stageleft, you know who i'm talking about. Clue: He is an atheist when it comes to performance mods.

    Crapola is a standard word in my vocabulary.
  • Glad to know that crapola is core vocab around here. And I think it's perfectly acceptable to poke fun at those who are foolish enough to overzealously modify their cars (cosmetically). It's like girls who wear way too much makeup - your money would be better spent on something to make you a better person, not just improving the paint finish.
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