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Cars > Challenges > “Mountain Cat” Vs “Jetta”


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Gulfport, Mississippi
United States

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1997 Mercury Cougar

“Mountain Cat”

1998 VW Jetta GLX


Photo of: 1997 Mercury Cougar
Photo of: 1998 VW Jetta

No longer owned


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!

About “Jetta”

This Jetta runs and drives great. It currently has a little over 131k miles. It is my daily driver. The only issue with this car is that the Power Window Motor needs to be replaced on the Pass. Front Window. Other than that it is a great little car.

Has alot of pep for a little V6 and sounds kinda sporty. This was a 2 owner vehicle. My friend purchased it from the original owner a year ago, but had to sell due to his family out growing it. (Had a 3rd child)


Specs for “Mountain Cat”

1997 Cougar XR7 Modular 4.6L 235hp/320tq
4 Speed Trans. 4R70W

Specs for “Jetta”

No specifications listed.


Factory Options for “Mountain Cat”

30th Anniversary Edition, so it has all the Factory ops!

Factory Options for “Jetta”

Power Windows, Power Door Locks, Heated - Leather Seats, 6-Disk CD Changer in the Trunk, AM FM Cassette, Power Mirrors, Alloy Wheels, Spoiler, 2.8ltr V6 Engine.


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
SCT tuned
Saleen Speedstars 245/45ZR18

Mods for “Jetta”

No modifications listed.


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