21: 1973 Mercury Cougar
The first-generation Mercury Cougar was a clone of the Mustang. However, the second generation went a different direction. The new Cougar was bigger and heavier than before, leading many to question Ford’s reasoning. The vehicle road was like a land yacht, exactly what consumers weren’t looking for around this period.
There are some advantages to driving a car like the Couga; it’s big and comfortable on long rides. But when you’re looking for a muscle car, it’s important to have agility. The Cougar’s second generation was lacking this. We’re not sure why Ford decided to switch the Cougar up, as the previous generation was sporty and sleek.