1997 Mercury Cougar
1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP
Head to Head
About “Mountain Cat”
I am from the Mississippi Gulf Coast and I work at one of the local Casino's here. I moved to Las Vegas after Hurricane Katrina for work. After living there for a few weeks, I had to get a car because I was depending on other ppl to get me to work. I bought this car in Oct. of '05 and it had barely over 60k miles and I got it for $6k out the door. Pretty good deal I think. No body damage and the inside was pretty clean. After moving back to MS in June of '06, the Mountain Cat came with me and made the 2k mile trip with no problem. In January of '08 I hit some debris on the road coming home one night from work and totaled my car! I bought her back from the insurance Co. and repaired the damage, but the fuel lines were destroyed and, with my luck, they were discontinued from the factory. So began my 2yr search for fuel lines! After finally finding some in good shape, the Cat is purring again. Another yr passes before I get the work on the front end completed, Upper and Lower Control Arms, tires, etc........, and get the road inspection so I can get my tag. Now I have my "Rebuilt Title" and the car isn't worth much to anyone but me. Now, I begin my quest to really make this Cat purr! This is all real new to me, so I'm not real sure where to begin, but I do need new rims for her because I believe mine are warped from the accident and I would love to have her painted. The body is in excellent condition. No dings or rust. Just oxidation, scratches and what looks like the clear coat wearing off. Any input would be greatly excepted!
Bought the car in March 2013, with 255k on it. Still running strong.
She's well taken care of, washed every friday and completely detailed at least once a month. Not a garage queen either, she gets her workouts in.
When I first bought the car, I wasn't sure how long I was going to keep it. As I started driving it daily, the supercharged 3800 was tons of fun, and still gives good gas mileage. I began to mod the engine, starting with a cold air intake. That made the supercharger whine louder, and that got me really hooked onto this car. Next was some appearance work, painting the rims, spoiler, and some trim pieces black. I didn't get much else done before I had to go to AIT for a couple months. But when I came back, I had enough money to get a smaller supercharger pulley and some other upgrades. After spending a day installing the upgrades, the results were awesome. the 0-60 dropped from 6.3 to about 5.2 (with no practice launching the new setup, one passenger, 93 octane fuel). I plan on keeping the car for a while now, and will continue to upgrade it as I can.
Specs for “Mountain Cat”
1997 Cougar XR7 Modular 4.6L 235hp/320tq
4 Speed Trans. 4R70W
Specs for “Monica”
L67 3800 Series II Supercharged.
~265hp and ~320tq.
0-60 5.2 seconds
20mpg in city, 28+ on highway
Factory Options for “Mountain Cat”
30th Anniversary Edition, so it has all the Factory ops!
Factory Options for “Monica”
L67 3.8L Supercharged V6
4 Speed auto trans
Traction control, performance shift
Tan leather interior
Power sunroof, seats, steering wheel controls
Heads up display
5 spoke Torque Star rims
Mods for “Mountain Cat”
K&N drop in filter
Walbro GSS340 255LPH Fuel Pump
Kooks 3/4 Headers
2 1/2", True dual exhaust, Hpipe and no cats w/MagnaFlows
Saleen Speedstars 245/45ZR18
Mods for “Monica”
3.3" Supercharger pulley, performance wires, colder spark plugs, 180* tstat, PCM tune, TOG headers, poly motor mounts, cold air intake, resonator delete, Flowmaster mufflers
Painted front chin spoiler, wheels, spoiler, and rear valance black. Aluminum exhaust tips. Painted interior dash and center console white. Tinted tail lights, corner markers
Pioneer head unit with full Kicker speakers; two 5.25" speakers in the front, two 6x9"s in the rear deck, single 12" sub. USB ports added next to heated seat switch.
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