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  • jayhawk5jayhawk5 Posts: 70
    Tell us about your car! Is it a 2000 or 2001, what features does it have, etc... Congratulations!!
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    frizzb3
    WELCOME TO THE CSG!!! Congrats on your new purchase!! I hope you enjoy it as much as we enjoy ours. Please keep us updated about your ownership experience. Also, be sure to check out the CSG's web site at:
    http://home.att.net/~cougarsupportgroup
    I'm sure you will find the members of this group as well as the web site very useful. All the members of the CSG are GREAT people who are always willing to lend a hand to other Cougar Owners.

    Rob
    AKA "Badulah"
    CSG Caretaker
  • coolchickcoolchick Posts: 174
    Hi Jayhawk

    I'm happy to hear that we've got a one-year-only color! Now everyone who sees us coming can say "That's a 2000 Cougar."

    Went out with someone new yesterday. He was highly impressed with the kitty :) Obviously a man of good taste.
  • jayhawk5jayhawk5 Posts: 70
    cool- you want to stay away from those horsepower junkies! The 2001 cougar is coming out with a 'French Blue', but I haven't seen how close it is to our Sapphire blue. Happy Cougaring!
  • shengzshengz Posts: 4
    I'm palning to buy a 2000 cougar. The two colors I want are spuce green and sappire blue. But my dealer can only find one blue car with MTX which is 400 miles away from my place.(Bellevue WA). I also know Mercury delete those two colors for 2001 model. And I can't wait until the end of Sept. to get a 2001 model. My dealer still knows nothing about the 2001 model. No brochue, no color sample. So maybe I have to go with a 2000 black one.
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    gustafsc:
    We are working on getting a CSG Pictures Topic. As soon as we have all the info, we will have it created. Thanks for the great idea!!

    - Badulah & Lefty
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    Um Hello?

    Where the heck is everyone?

    What's the deal?
  • jayhawk5jayhawk5 Posts: 70
    Hey- I'm still here, lurking in the shadows of the CSG. I think you scared everone away with your 'description' of where badulah came from. Looking forward to my 2 week vacation to Colorado coming up this Sunday! All work and no play make something something something something......
  • krnchkrnch Posts: 127
    I'm supposed to get my LP pictures back on Friday. I'll scan the good ones and try to email them to you.

    A.
  • frizzb3frizzb3 Posts: 3
    I'm so happy to hear that saphire blue is a limited color (I love stuff like that) and I guess I was lucky there was one on the lot that had the features I wanted - sports, convenience, leather, etc. The buying experience went pretty smooth, but they charged me $350 as a service charge to file my tag.....but omitted to tell me about this fee until we were at the eleventh hour. I almost decided to go with carsdirect.com, but the finance guy said their dealer would also charge this...it's pretty standard. Oh well, I'm still ecstatic!
  • jjmorrisjjmorris Posts: 13
    I'm glad you got what you wanted, but that $350 charge is outrageous. The highest I have ever seen a dealer charge it here (Tucson) is $129, and even then I've always considered it negotiable. I always make sure that the offer sheet I sign for the salesman to take to "the manager for approval" states that the agreed upon price includes everything except tax and registration (the money that goes to the govenrnment).
  • jayhawk5jayhawk5 Posts: 70
    OK, so I go out to wash my car this evening and notice brown tree crap several places on my car. What's the best way of getting rid of this stuff without scratching my paint job? It won't come off with a regular sponge and soap job. Oh, and of course as soon as I finish drying off my car a really bad thunderstorm moves in. Oh well..
  • jimbo_gjimbo_g Posts: 53
    Try ammonia.... it works well to remove bugs and other such "crap" put some in a spray bottle and let it sit for like 20-30 seconds and then wash the area with a soapy sponge....

    Jimbo_G
  • jimbo_gjimbo_g Posts: 53
    First I apologize to our topic leaders Lefty, & 'Dulah as this is way off topic, but i have to share this sad story. At work today one of our service managers wrecked a customer's car. Not just any customer either and not just any car. The car belonged to Tony "Luke" Jr., one of Philadelphia's cheese steak Kings. (read: very "connected" man) and the car is/was a 2000 silver Plymouth Prowler.

    The car was in for a minor repair and will be leaving needing MAJOR repair. It was in for a valve stem replacement. Mr. Luke put chrome "bullet" type valve extensions on the car and curbed one and sheared the stem off completely. The car has run flat 20" tires and the low tire pressure sensor is built into each valve stem (a $200 part) Anyhoo, the work was completed the car parked outside.

    Mr. Luke was notified that his vehicle was ready to be picked up and he asked that the Prowler be parked inside overnight so that he could pick it up the following day. Easy enough, right??

    You would think so, anyway. Well our service manager proceeds to pull the car into the shop to park it in one of the mechanics' service bays. He pulls the car into the bay and stops the front tires just before the bump on the floor for the hydraulic lines to the lift. He now has to give the car a little gas to get the front whhels over the bump. Well somehow (i don't know how) the car gets floored, the car revs wildly, smoking the rear 20" tires and launching itself into the mechanics $8000 tool box which was against the wall at the front of the service bay. The car impacted with enough force to blow both airbags, damage the entire front fascia and grill... and shear off one of the bumpers which are joined to the aluminum frame with a very thick boxed aluminum sub-frame. My estimation was that it was at least a 40-45mph impact. I was in the rear of the service department detailing a PT Cruiser while all of this happened. Let me tell you, I still cannot believe I saw what i saw.. The service mgr escaped basically uninjured just a few scrapes and burns from the airbag. The car looks like hell, and the toolbox is trashed.... No one got hurt, though so that's what matters.

    Cry a tear for the wounded Prowler,

    Jimbo_G
  • jayhawk5jayhawk5 Posts: 70
    Thanks for the advice- I'll try that tomorrow! Wow- that's an incredible story. I'm glad the guy in the Prowler wasn't hurt at all. When you say ammonia could I use Windex? Would that ruin the finish, or do I need to go buy some pure ammonia somewhere? Thanks for the help.
  • Another way to help make tree sap easier to take off would be to put several coats of wax on the top of the car. In doing this, the tree crap is less likely to adhere directly to the surface of the car and will be easier to remove(Meguiar's quick detailer is good for this). Also, I would be careful about applying ammonia directly on your cougar (especially when the surface of the car is warm) as it could erode the clearcoat and cause fading of the paint.
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    Jimbo:
    I'm glad no one was hurt, and i'm also glad i'm not that guy!! So is this cheese steak king as connected as Abe Froman sausage king of the mid west?
  • gustafscgustafsc Posts: 361
    A bunch of years back, a guy at Ward's did something similar when I was getting a new battery.

    He wanted to move the car (which was turned off and in first gear to prevent rolling). Hit the ignition key without stepping on the clutch, the car started, and jumped into the stall ahead, which just hapened to be occupied by another car (no clutch/ignition interlock switch in those days).

    Minor damage to my Toyota, a good ding in the other guy's rear bumper, and a near miss for the service manager who was reading the battery type under my good. If the hood hadn't been the the now common brace type, he would have been like a mouse in a trap had it come down.

    Rob: Not really my idea about a picture section, just being a copycat (Copycougar?)

    Skip G.
  • badulahbadulah Posts: 961
    Two days ago I was driving through the mall parking lot when I came upon a parked Cougar that had "LE" tags on the front quarter panels over the side turn signal lights. It also had the same tag on the back of the car. I got out and looked at it, but with the exception of the pinstripe down the side, I couldn't find any difference. I assume this was either some dealer after-market package, or the owner decided to "create" a new model in the Cougar line up. Anyone else seen anything like this?
  • malibumalibu Posts: 155
    mine has the badging above the signals, but not on back and it says Special Edition not Limited Edition.
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